Sunday, September 26, 2010
During the weekend I took a walk along the river and suddenly I saw a "mushroom",a non eatable one,but one I was so fond of in my childhood.Elsa Beskow(1874-1953) made many lovely paintings in books for children.When I started reading we had a book full of her paintings and especially the small "people" with a hat in red with white dots were/are my favourites.It also reminded of different stories about Santa.The pictures are from "Vill du läsa? 11 by Besow-Siegwald.(Stockholm 1950.)It seemed to be a kind and beautiful world we were living in.Now we also have stamps with a part of her paining on.
Monday, September 20, 2010
After a long day at work I had a little package in the postbox.I'm in a swap where we do book pages in fabrics/mixed materials.I wish pages with the theme "flowers and beads" and Monika has done a card with a flower in wool/silk? and a lovely bead embroidery.Around the flower in one of my favourite colour, she made machine quilting in silver thread on a fabric with dots in blue/silver.A page with a nice contrast.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
For this little fabric page I used handdyed fabric and the little picture in the middle is made of fabric used when you tried the different colours and I also printed some wheels on it.Then I have made embroidery both with yarn and beads.
Here we used both paintsticks and ordinary printing colours
We also made a form and used lovely Markal paintsticks ,iridicerande bought on www.canvasshop.se
My first printing is made on a recycled fabric and I'm really happy for theese patterns.Now I just wonder what to do of it.
A friend in the group dyed linen fabrics in blue and printed with a part of a crochet doily these lovely flowers.
The workshop started with dying fabrics,yarn and lace.I tried to use different fabrics with different surface för projects later on.As you can see I have a favour for certan colours.I love them really.