Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Monday, 5 February 2018
My workshop at the weekend to make a clam shell box was very interesting with all the measurements to fit around my book. My cover paper was only A4 size therefore not quite big enough for my small box on all sides. I had to glue the papers together but it is a first attempt , if I do another I will make paper large enough to cover entirely.
My book within the box. I have used book cloth to line the inside and two different but similar papers on the outside. I did go wrong with the measurements for the top cover as it is too deep. I'm not sure if I will attempt another one.
Coke Pens - I was reminded of these pens by my friends blog, which we first came across at an Amanda Hyslop day. I had a small tonic water can in the recycling and found it was ideal to make 4 pens. My afternoon will now be to practice using them in a sketch book.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
The doll began its creation in November at our textile meeting, the stuffing of limbs and body took ages at home before I could move on the making the full doll.
January has seen the jewellery appear and finally a small tutu.
A larger version of the concertina Coptic bound book made in class and a large soft backed book.
Doing practice books to ensure I remember the process and hopefully improve with each one.
The larger one worked well but the stitching on the spine could be straighter, either I misjudged my jig or my paper sizes varied fractionally.
I have added the trimmings to the top right hand corner of pages to make a little extra decoration matching the cover papers.
The papers were created using Brusho powder, I love the effect I get from this technique.
Next class at the weekend making a clam shell box for the new book.
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Our last class with Joan was interesting as we did not prepare any papers or grey board beforehand. Her suggestion was to make a small book which most of us did, measuring 3 X 2.5 inches. I had cover paper prepared which was only A4 therefore the siz was ideal.
Friday, 8 December 2017
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Practice assembly at home for the tree. I did look at other trees but most were 6 foot high and I would have had difficulty reaching the top of them at the church when dressing them, I decided on this one at 1.2 meters.we have a good selection of cats to decorate it, everyone worked very hard to produce them. Thank you to all members of CATs. The festival begins on Saturday 2 - 10 December daily from 10 until 4. I'll be there a couple of half days stewarding, it's well worth a visit, getting everyone in the mood for the festive season.