Hello Everyone and welcome to February’s gathering of Textiles on this, our second Textile Tuesday Photo Challenge of 2020.
Have you got any textiles you are working on, or have you found any when out and about? Archive posts are welcome.
Just leave a link in the comments to join in.
I still can’t leave Rust Dyeing alone. The serendipitousness (? !) of it has taken me hostage and will not let me go!
It is so tempting to just keep dyeing, the results are so exciting but at last I have three finished pieces to share with you.
The rust-dyed Mulberry Paper in the first piece reminded me of tree bark.
The second one, using rust-dyed curtain lining, reminded me of the desert scenes my son sent me when he was running in the Sahara.
The third became a lament for the devastation created by the recent fires in Australia. The turquoise represents hope and water and new life returning.
After the Fire
I am thinking of painting the background canvas for this one an Uluru Red.
Eventually they will all be for sale, I am working towards getting enough together for an exhibition. When I say ‘working towards’ – the main work to be done is getting my mind round the whole idea of exhibiting and all that goes with it, but I would like to see my work all presented together somewhere, sometime. It will happen when the time is right.
I am really looking forward to seeing the Textiles you would like to share with us on
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Tagged embroidery, joomchi, mixed media, Monthly Photo Challenge, mulberry paper, rust dyeing, rustophile, slow stitching, textile art, Textile Tuesday
Here we are at the last ‘Windows’ photo of the year.
This is a photo I took a while back but I thought it summed up this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, with a glimpse of colour and light to brighten our short winter days.
Thank you so much to all of you who have shared such wonderful photos and stories to go with them each month throughout 2019.
Please leave a link in the comments to share this month’s Windows.
2020 is just around the corner and I am so excited that the theme for the year will be
*** !! ❤ TEXTILE TUESDAYS ❤ !! ***
Let’s gather on the first Tuesday of the month to share what textiles we have found, or textile projects we are working on.
I am so looking forward to sharing some textiley nattering with you all.
The first Textile Tuesday will be on Tuesday 7th January
Ooof! Don’t you just love the terracotta against that amazing sky.
For my last post about my trip to Egypt, I bring you some Egyptian windows
In the background of the photo below you can see one of those abandoned building projects that punctuated street scenes everywhere we went
We went in search of an art gallery, but the only one we found was closed.
I was surprised to see so much English signage in Hurghada.
What windows you have found to share with us this month?
I’m looking forward to seeing them. Please leave a link in the Comments below.
Here we are on the first Tuesday of the Month , our Monthly Meet-up Photo Challenge, with another collection of WINDOW photographs. To join in please leave a link to your photos in the comments. Your photos can be any interpretation of the subject, and can be your latest photos or archive photos and posts – all welcome.
Forde Abbey on the Somerset/Dorset border in the south of England is the perfect place if you are looking for a collection of windows to photograph. Join them on Instagram to see some wonderful photos of the gardens.
The photos above are the windows to the Orangery, we couldn’t go in in February, but peeped through the windows to see the citrus trees inside
I hope we will be able to wander through this space later in the year when the house is open for viewing.
Til then we had the outside views to enjoy.
But we could go into the Chapel where, behind the Rood Screen, there was a delicate tree flowering in the window – is that a Mimosa?
but this Window at the other end of the Chapel stole the show
especially with that blue sky beaming through.
I’m looking forward to seeing the windows you have spied this month.
Here we are again at the first Tuesday of the month and time to share our WINDOW photos.
We had snow here, in the South of England, last Friday and this was the view from my bedroom window
It is really difficult to adequately describe the joy of sitting in my cosy bed, crocheting rainbows for my granddaughter (Big Sis, aged 8 – yes she chose the Rainbow Amanzi) with Radio 4 playing The Book of the Week: Silence
I still get a warm fuzzy glow remembering the sheer pleasure, delight and gratitude for all that has brought me to this place of peace and joy.
Life has had it’s tumultuous ups and downs and in the darkest times I used to dream of a scene like this, a feeling like this. Dreams really do come true, feels good to acknowledge that and know that if things go wambly again in the future, I can always look back to this for comfort and to realign those dreams.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the WINDOWS you have captured with your camera this month and perhaps the thoughts or stories that go with them.
Just leave a link in the Comments below.
A window on your world – or keeping the curtains cosily drawn; one photo, a group of photos, current or archive – all are welcome!
If you would also like to join in with Jenn’s Photo Challenge : Comfortable and Cozy, pop on over to Travelling at Wit’s End.
Next Tuesday, 4th December, is our last Photographic Meet Up for 2018
It has been a great year. I have loved seeing what each of you make of the prompt each month. Thank you so much to all who have joined in this year and shared your fabulous entries.
On 6th November I was travelling and I forgot to tell you about my plans for next year, so here goes…..
The photo below is a clue
The challenge will still become live on the first Tuesday of each Month and remain open for entries until the following month.
My cunning plan for 2019 is to have just one subject for the whole year.
A chance to get creative, inventive and to look out for interesting and quirky aspects of. ………..
Can you guess what our one word prompt for the year will be?
Yes of course …
(Cathy I’m sure you recognize the last one from our day in Whitby – we forgot about going in there on the way back, drat!)
We start on Tuesday, 1st January – New Year’s Day! Which might not be a day when you want to think about blogging and photography but remember the challenge is open for the whole month so pop in any time and leave your link in the comments.
I’m off to find some GLITZ.
Hi there! and Welcome to our Photographic Monthly Meet-Up, held on the first Tuesday of each month. The prompt for this month is FLAKE.
A favourite terracotta vessel I painted a few years ago is flaking nicely
The next 4 photos were taken of flaking paint on beach huts at Church Ope Cove on Portland
I would love to be able to do a colour analysis of this photos – to me they would all make wonderful colour palettes for a crochet blanket, or a knitted Fairisle jumper.
If you know of a free website or app that would pick out the colours for me I’d love to have the link.
The next two photos were taken on the island of La Gomera in January 2008
Nearly good enough as a piece of art to hang on the wall:
Last week I went for a visit to Tyneham and Worbarrow with my daughter and her children – one of our favourite destinations for a summer’s day.
The children are fascinated by the ruined buildings and the old school room
The door to the School and its window fit the theme
Then on to the barn where there is an old theatre, with flaking scenery paint on the barn wall
Click on any picture to see it in more detail.
I have gone for flaking paint but I’m looking forward to seeing where the prompt has taken you.
All entries are welcome, both archive and current, just leave a link in the comments below any time up until next month’s prompt kicks in.
Next month’s prompt is
Here we are again. Helloooooo! How has your photographic month been? I’ve had a great time in the recent snow and ice, in the delightful village of Branscombe, Devon. I stayed in a little self-catering flat, called Nestlecombe, in the Square that I have no hesitation in recommending.
In the bitter cold wind I went down to the beach to see if I could get some inspiration for our subject this month. I do love to see stone-balancing, and you can see some beautiful examples if you look at the Genteel Giant’s photographs on Instagram. My sisters met him on Newgale beach when we were staying there in January, I was back at the holiday let crocheting at the time, so didn’t get to see him, but love his work.
It was far too windy to try stone balancing but I played around with scale a bit.
The sea was scarily fierce and with the tide coming in, it nearly caught me out whilst I was picking up the plastics on the strand line (hence the poem)
I tried in vain to catch the power and the scale – the pictures look tame in comparison with the experience.
We are such tiny creatures who do well to respect nature’s power
death is only a trip away
Please leave a link to your photos of SCALE in the comments below. Can’t wait to see them!
You can see the whole year of subjects on my Photo Challenge Page.
Next month’s subject is
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Tagged Branscombe Beach, Jurassic Coast, March 2018, Monthly Meet-Up, Monthly Photo Challenge, photo challenge, poem, poetry, power of nature, stone balancing, stormy sea, waves
On the first Tuesday of each month, let’s meet up with a link or links to current or archive photographs and/or blog posts on a theme. Enter as many photos and links as you like as long as they fit the one word subject. Obscure and creative thinking welcomed!
Our theme tomorrow is
to warm us up in one of the coldest months of the year in this Northern hemisphere
and here are the rest of the prompts for the year ahead
The link below is to a PDF for you to download if you would like to.
Many thanks to Cathy, Karina and Valerie for suggesting some of themes
The One-a-Week Photo Challenge 2017 is coming to an end.
A brief peek at some of my entries this year
sea at Mwnt Beach
Cathy and I have really enjoyed hosting the One-a-Week Photo Challenge.
Thank you so much to all of you who have posted Photos, we really are a happy band of snappers and come up with such wonderfully diverse responses to the challenge prompts. What a joy it has been to see the range and creative thinking each month.
Cathy and I have been chatting behind the scenes and have decided that each of us will branch out in different directions for 2018.
I will be hosting a Photo Monthly Meet Up and I would love it if you would like to join me in choosing the themes for the months.
On the first Tuesday of the month, I invite you to meet up with a link or links to current or archive blog posts on a theme. Enter as many photos and links as you like as long as they fit the one word subject. Obscure and creative thinking welcomed!
I have provided the themes for the first two months to get us started, but after that it would be so great if you would like to throw in ideas for future monthly themes.
Please send me your ideas so that we can have the 12 words with us as we go happily clicking and snapping into 2018.
Leave your one word themes in the comments or send me a private message via the Contact Me page. Tell me which month your word is for or leave it to me to choose.
Our prompt words for the first two months are ………
January: Sparkle February: Warm