Thursday, January 14, 2010
Recovering from the intense heat of the past few days, today felt like an absolute gift! Cool and clear. Amazing how very much we take for granted - just a beautiful day - not too hot and not too cold.
The other day I wrote about hand stitching - but machine stitching can really enhance felt pieces as well. The quilting effects add extra dimension and sometimes elements that you added to your layout of fleece, can often disappear once felted. Quite inexplicably sometimes!
The colours merge and there is no delineation between one shape and another. Stitching, either machine or by hand to the rescue and a work of art emerges!
Leaves on a layout of fleece and muslin.
Our first crop of plums!!!! So exciting .....just resting before they disintegrate into jam!
Such a beautiful ruby colour!
Would love to send you all some - this might prove tricky - but if you come to the studio I will endeavor to bake my scones to go with the jam.
Hope your week is going well.
PS: Who is not taking beautiful weather for granted!