Postal Excitement

June 21, 2008 at 12:44 pm 4 comments

Claudia was extremely excited to receive more ATC’s in the post yesterday, from Doreen and Ebony in Canberra. This truly is a great way to encourage young textile artists of the future. Thankyou Doreen and Ebony, Claudia absolutely loves them.

Claudia is keeping all her trades in a small photo album (pink being the favourite colour of the moment).

Susan has received her ‘garden’ postcard so I can post it here.

After painting the base fabric I fused some silk paper and purple op shop scarf

then FME’d over the top. I then hand beaded, couched some bumpy fibres and added the little butterfly charm.
I have finished the journal cover (1am Friday morning) but forgot to photograph before handing in my assessment Friday morning. I’ll have to wait until it comes back marked. I was a little disappointed in the fitting of the cover. I didn’t allow for shrinkage from the FME and had to trim the journal to fit (luckily it was just cardboard and plastic and easily cut). I also made a small tassel and machined cord to dangle from the spine.

I also began knitting a scarf (it’s getting colder here now although August is our coldest month). All the local retirees are packing up and heading north to the warmer states, we have a quite a few years to go before we can do that. (WordPress has obviously decided I have my quota of photos on this post and refuses to load anymore).
Next Thursday we have our textile group get together and are supposed to show our progress on the boxes we are making. Hmmm, I have a cardboard template so that is the task for tonight – make some progress. We are also going to dabble in fabric and paper bead making so that will be fun.
Cheers

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Entry filed under: ATC's, Beading, FME, Postcards, Textile Group.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Doreen Grey  |  June 21, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Ebony and I are so happy that Claudia liked her ATC’s.

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  • 2. sharon young  |  June 22, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Jo-Anne
    lovely to see Claudia’s keeping up with her trades, I aske one of my GS’s
    if she’d like to trade and she said she’d love to, so will get her organised when I get back from this trip, if Claudia isn’t overrun with offers.
    I love the final outcome of the PC for Susan, it’s so delicate.
    Hope you have a good workshop, sounds very exciting.
    Thanks so much for keeping up with me on my blog, puffins are in decline but not endagered, took about 250 shots yesterday so will post up as soon as I’ve edited them.
    Writing this in a local car park at the moment!!

    Reply
  • 3. Amelia  |  June 24, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    hello, the op shop is great for crafting supplies. I was wondering if you knew about Melbourne’s collaborative op shopping blog ‘I op therefore I am’

    http://melb-opshopping.blogspot.com/

    there are links there to maps and addresses of Melbourne’s op shops. let me know if you are interested in joining.

    regards, Amelia

    Reply
  • 4. Susan Shepard  |  June 25, 2008 at 6:52 am

    I just love my postcard! Thanks again!

    Reply

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