Monday, 15 August 2011

Festival of Quilts - half-day class

I returned on Sunday, wanting to concentrate on the individual artist's shows, and to collect my quilt at the end of the day. I noticed that Gillian Hand, an Australian artist specialising in bookmaking and altered books was doing a half day class on Sunday afternoon, I booked, and was so pleased because by then my feet were aching and I knew I'd have to queue for my quilt in the early evening!
Gillian was lovely, there were only 6 of us and she had prepared packs of papers, threads, buttons, fabrics etc for us to work with. There is a link to Gillian's website on the right hand side of the blog.
We worked on fabric and on paper, producing 2 little gems in the 3hrs. It was very relaxing and with just 6 of us we had a good chat too!
This was the first one that I tried, rollering acrylic paint and them stamping the background before tearing paper and cutting leather and stitching the shapes in place with buttons. I had a little bit of "Katia Ondas" yarn left and I cut a small piece and stretched it out, attaching it with beads. The voile was stitched with long stitches in squares.
This one was prepared as before, but had rougher pieces of paper torn and stuck down with glue before adding squares of fabric and paper.
It was a fabulously relaxing afternoon which set me up for the waiting and queueing needed to reclaim ones quilts!
Once I've had a change to properly digest what I've seen I'll write about the work that grabbed me this year.

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