Good Morning! A brand new month and moving into Autumn. I am looking forward to more stitching time, but for now the garden still occupies much of my creative time.
However, the Wild Twinchies are returning home! Which is very exciting.
These are the two little gems arrived from Dawn, so beautifully wrapped in a tiny box, it felt like opening a lovely present
and when I put them with the others ideas started to form about how I might work with them
Thank you so much Dawn, Cathy, Amanda and Rainbow J for your beautiful pieces of textile art – all gorgeous, all fabulous little gifts arriving in the post.
Just over half are here, I’m excited to see what comes next.
There was a piece on Woman’s Hour last week about a collaborative Quilt project organised by Sue Brown and Louise Asher called Same Sea, Different Boat.
It seems that many of us had a similar idea at the same time – Hundredth Monkey Effect and/or Zeitgeist!
There is also the Quarantine Quilt on Instagram
If you have any textile news or views to share – pop a link in the Comments.
❤ Happy Stitching! ❤
Progress on the #brownpaperbagchallenge
(this is how they looked last week)
And another one in progress
I just noticed that I have 1500 followers! How exciting, what a milestone.
Thank you to each and every one of you for being here!
Someone once wrote in the comments that Wild Daffodil is like a Crafts Magazine, and I loved that. One of the greatest joys of blogging is to share inspiration and ideas and give and receive support for all forms of creativity.
But the greatest joy is undoubtedly the sense of community that builds and the meeting of like minds – I really do thank you for every single visit to the blog, every like and especially every second spent taking the time to comment.
I really do value the wonderful friendships made along the way, that enrich my life and my creativity.
Huge hugs are beaming their way across the miles to you.
To mark this milestone, I would be interested to know
1. What you enjoy most about Wild Daffodil?
2. What you would like to hear more about?
As a little Give Away, I will send one of the above pieces of textile art, when finished, to one of you picked at random.
Thank you for being here!
The Brown Paper Bag Challenge.
Thanks to Tracey of Yarn and Pencil, I have joined in the #brownpaperbagchallenge that is running on Instagram at the moment and in the Facebook Group ‘Stitch Meditations’. It is the fabulous idea of Anne Marie Desaulniers.
Tracey alerted me to this by tagging me on IG, and I am very glad she did.
Another form of Scrap Happiness, another form of fabric collage
The idea is to put fabric scraps into a brown paper bag, without thinking about it – just any old bit of fabric lying around small enough to fit in the bag. There is a video on Vimeo by Liz Kettle demonstrating the approach.
Then just pick out pieces without looking and make a small collage
I cut up part of an old sheet into 4 inch squares and the first thing that happened was that I got caught up in the collaging, so instead of just doing one, I went on to do 4 before I felt like stitching.
And now I just pick up any one of the 4 and do a bit of stitching at odd times in the day. It is really very relaxing. I often do it while the kettle boils. The artist Fran White has done a whole series of sketches and paintings based on that very premise. I met Fran at the Seawhite Studio last year. I have been fascinated by the development of her journey with her #whilethekettleboils series.
This square is turning into a mixed media piece
with a piece of ‘colour catcher’ paper in the middle and I am thinking of adding some of the orange plastic mesh onion bag. I might also add some beads and/or buttons, we’ll see – the piece will tell me as I go along.
Have you seen any interesting textiles, are you on a fabric fun adventure or will you have a go at the Brown Paper Bag Challenge? – put a link in the comments if you would like to share any textiles this Tuesday – links to archive posts welcome.
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Textile Tuesday happens on the first Tuesday of each month. Join in by leaving a link in the Comments. Current or archive posts are all welcome, your own textiles or those you have seen out and about.
Inspired by Cathy’s Scrap Happy post, I was itching to have a go at making a fabric box.
I have lots of bits and pieces of canvas left over from my needlepoint obsession days. A piece of this made a nice firm frame.
I cut 3″ squares of canvas, and 3½” calico squares as the backing for some little pieces of textile collage.
After stitching the pieces in place with just a few stitches, I put a piece of wadding between the calico and the canvas and stitched them all together.
The two pieces on the left have little pockets.
I sewed blanket stitch round the edges and made a plain calico base
then oversewed the sides to the base before sewing up the sides.
Oh I did enjoy making this but it had taken me a whole day and I wanted to finish quickly. I cut a piece of canvas for the lid and thought, ‘that’ll do’.
I added a piece of thicker wadding top and bottom and found a shell for the handle.
I think it works
Now – what to put in it ….
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.
In another life I would be a Lichenologist
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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