What a blast!!

March 2, 2010 at 10:12 pm 3 comments

Having survived the toddler tantrums four times, I felt quite at home this weekend creating my own ‘tantrum’ for Dale’s challenge. I began with the colours and the idea of some sort of cosmic blast. The colours were based on some balloons from a charity function we attended:

Bits and pieces: scraps of silk fabric, silk fibres, some dyed cotton scrim, were ironed onto a piece of hand dyed cotton using bonding powder. The base is some of Susan Lenz’s gift of black felt.

It has been painted, covered with an old chiffon scarf, machine stitched, heat gunned and now the finishing details are going on by hand.

Should be winging it’s way west after next weekend.

I will be participating in the Friday Night sew in on March 19th. Sounds like a great idea, I will get some handstitching out for it and maybe combine with a little foot soaking as well.

Visit Heidi’s blog to sign up and maybe win a prize as well.

I have booked in for a great creative beading workshop with Lisa Walton in July. Luckily it is a Monday (my free day). There are spaces left if you are interested.

Time to sleep



Entry filed under: Challenges, Heating & melting, Machine embroidery.

Black Felt Catch up

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sharon young  |  March 17, 2010 at 7:01 am

    That definitely looks cosmic, Jo, love the explosion of the orange against the blue.

  • 2. maggi21  |  April 3, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Good luck with the Tantrums. I decide not to enter this time as I couldn’t make the closing date then Dale changed it!!

  • 3. Dale  |  April 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Jo I can’t reply to the group but have you tried a refresh that might be the problem


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