Monday, January 10, 2011

Studio G

If you are visiting Vancouver island this spring and interested in honing your artistic skills then check out my friend Gloria Daly new Studio
Gloria has been teaching a variety of workshops in fiber art techniques and often host guest instructors. Her new space is in the process of being built and you can watch the development on her blog.
Here are just 2 of the future workshop being offered

26 - 27 MAR 2011, 9:30 - 4:00pm

The Craft of Composition Workshop

Instructor -Vickie Newington, SCA

8 - 10 APR 2011 & 15 - 17 APR 2011
Friday evening through Sunday for two weekends

Flexible Books in Clamshell Boxes ~ A Book Workshop in 2 Parts

Instructor: Martha Cole

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Introduction to Contemporary Hand Embroidery

I start 2nd semester today and it is going to be a busy 4 months. Besides 4 classes and an independent study I will be teaching a 7 session course in Introduction to Contemporary Hand Embroidery at NBCCD in Fredericton. I promises that it will be a fun time with only a few rules that you will be allowed to break (maybe). First session will be on running stitches.

The original is hand dyed cotton with a variety of threads

These Kaleidoscopes are manipulations of a photo of the stitched sample. They are meant to be inspirations for future pieces.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New year -Update

I discovered this morning that Blogger has new templates. So much fun so much of a waste of time! After playing with a number of different ones I decide this earthy tones will be okay for awhile.

Below is the ball of Pods made from organza. Very difficult to photograph on a snowy day but gives a general idea of what it looks like finished . And of course I had to play with the image and have lots of kks to work with. I may post more of these later.