This week I really needed to some catching up, planning and admin – I have some of it done but as usual only the nice bits.
I have a new project / idea etc. I am working on a new set of work / new book idea based on sheds, huts and colourful houses. I taught my lovely Hebden Bridge ladies a class based on texture. We are all addicted to taking photos of sheds, huts and peeling paint and painting bondweb to give the effect of peeling paint.
I have also discovered Grunge Fabric designed by Moda which is just perfect for making sheds and garages
I drew out lots of designs based on my photos of some local scruffy garages and the huts in Aberdeen
and finished a small long thin quilt using some Grunge fabric that Elaine from the Quilt Cabin in Hebden Bridge gave me
I started working on my International threads piece that needs to be Green and 40cm x 80cm
There are a few things that aren’t quite right. It might just end up as a teaching sample
The orange shed is Jenny allotment shed in Cullen (Patch of the Blue Shop)
Here is one of my Beach Huts teaching sample finished
I’m teaching this at Bramble Patch in June
Now I need to get it up on my website as a workshop. I just need more time to get organised.
Whilst In Scotland Sue gave me a recipe for Oatcakes, so i made some. They are a bit crumbly – maybe I need to add a bit more water / oil
Here is the recipe in brief
150g medium oatmeal
150g porridge oats
150ml boiling water
Mix together to make a dough, roll out and cook for 20mins 180degrees
Now I just need to try to perfect them
I had a meeting with the graphic designers today about my next project
400 kits have been on the floor of my studio for months. Now it is all in progress and they should be ready by August
The kit will make a game (similar to Ludo)
It is all based on the piece of embroidery that I bought in India
More to follow in another post