Thursday, 17 August 2017

Exciting app!

Sally started documenting her garden back in the Spring in a zig zag book.

She had let it lapse due to demands from trips away and getting work together for Nature in Art.Now that work is at the  framers she has turned her attention back to the garden book.

She had discovered an app for her tablet called Paper Artist which she was so excited about.It is similar to Photoshop and she had used her drawings to play with the filters.Then the print-outs have been collaged and combined with them.It gives a lovely result as you can see from the first picture.We await developments.

She showed us this lovely Ikat silk stole brought back for her from Uzbekistan.The fringe shows how the silk has been dyed before being woven.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

August meeting

We met at Jenn's, bringing all our work in preparation for the SouthWest Quilt and Textiles show 1-3 September.
We had a lively meeting with much to report and lots to look at.

Deryll had completed her piece for our Nature in Art exhibition .You can just see her inspiration from the CROWD objects at her feet.

She is planning a second ,as you can see above,with a detail below.The colours and shapes have captured the essence of the ceramic without slavishly copying.It is really successful.

As an aside,she had been sorting through some things and happened upon this little pouch.Some years ago she had decided to recycle the foil packets from pills in her own unique way.She had produced a dress and this little pouch is a reminder.Not sure if we still have a record of the dress.