Friday, 27 November 2009

Course Work

This is a book I have made as part of my shape work. We started with a sketch book and played around with various shapes making different patterns. We also looked at how shapes are used in advertising, on food labels and any where else that you see shape.

Then we made a book and are meant to choose a shape and fill the book with patterns made using that shape, I've got as far as making the book.

This is a sample that I made in class using kunin felt, all to do with shape again.

The white side is meant to be the right side but I prefer the black. I really enjoyed making this. You know how it is when you make something because you have to so you just get on and do it (eventually), and then there are times when you make something because you have to but you enjoy the process, this was one of those times.
I have been doing some more work on my hanging but had to stop because I broke the embellisher needles changed them and then broke the new ones. So more new ones are on order.

Monday, 23 November 2009

It's A HAT

Yes it's a hat. I made it with the wool I got from here . It's a very nice fitting hat and the ear flaps do keep your ears warm.

Well done to Gina and Barbara who both guessed the right answer.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

What Is It?

Can you guess what I am making?
Even this little fella is confused.

Just in case you were wondering the little fella belongs to the dog.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Hexagons And Prairie Points

Remember the hexagons and prairie points? Last time you saw them they were in bits and now they have all been put together to make this.

An oversized pincushion. It stands 10cm in height and 19.5cm across. It's larger than I imagined it would be but that might have some thing to do with the fact that I didn't read all the instructions. (Well who does?) I should have cut the middle band down to 3½" in width before joining together but never mind it still works the same. I've stuffed it with sawdust after some advice from a friend (thank you Barbara). As I was putting it together I didn't like it and wished I'd never started but now it's finished and I've had time to look at it I am pleased with it. I think it's going to be very useful and I've never had a pincushion before - can you believe that!

I added some embellishments of my own and I think more will follow. The hexagon and square button are handmade and I've had them for ages, I always knew I'd find a use for them.

This oval pendant used to be a necklace until this afternoon, I had it as a child (see you should never throw anything away) and it has got my name on it as well as some flowers (bad photo) so that just had to go on there.

There are enough squares in the box to make another two pincushions so you may see some more.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

I'm Back

I've been away, we spent last week in Wales, here to be exact. We had a lovely time and I didn't want to come home. We went from Monday to Friday and it just wasn't long enough. I came back to work on the Saturday and I just haven't been able to get back into the swing of things. I'm sure you know that feeling.

One thing I have managed to do is work on my Shape sketchbook for my course. It's going in the right direction but it's not finished.

Here I have been looking at circles, how they are used in design and advertising and I have started to play around with them. Looking at this page now I could have made a face with measles using the coloured dots- Can you see it? Although I'm not sure that's what teacher had in mind :-)

This is some of my work on squares. I particularly like the pattern I made at the bottom left of the right hand page. I'm sure that would make a nice quilt. And I'm sure that's what the teacher had in mind more than a face of measles.

This is just a couple of pages where I was playing around with shapes and making patterns.

Hopefully I will get my creative mojo back soon and more interesting things will be produced.
I hope you have a good weekend whatever the weather.