Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Quick update

 Another busy few weeks here.  I've made progress on getting the house back into order. My bookcases were collected and put into place, which meant all the books hanging round on the floor could go into place and my frame stand could go back up.  This is the view from my sofa as I look across the room at my new stitching place.



Things aren't completely straight yet, but it's close enough and does mean I can stitch again after a few weeks of not being able to (hooray).

We had one of our twice weekly classes in Garstang.  Along with existing students, who are all getting along very nicely we had two new students who did very well and three students who finished their phase one and moved onto their next pieces. 



 This is a lovely group of students and I thoroughly enjoy teaching them.  We have a great week, they all work had but we do manage to have a few laughs.

I made two sales in the Gallery no originals sold yet, but the prints are starting to go.  Autumn Shell Box is coming along, but as I'm up to 150 or so hours yet and still have a while to go I thought I'd  start a smaller piece or two which I can get through quickly to top up the pieces in the gallery for Christmas.


 The first one I'm calling Black Heart!  The November light here is very dull so I'm having problems getting good pictures of this, but here are a couple of 'tasters'.


 The fabric is a lovely obi silk, it's two tone like a taffeta, in black and red.  I'd chosen the colours for this piece ages ago but as soon as I put the first silk petal in I knew it wasn't going to work.  Change of plan and discussions with colleagues, and I went for red (108) and black, with the odd piece of twisted black metallic thrown in.  I'm pleased with it so far, it's not going to be to every ones taste but they won't be able to say it's not eye catching!

Before I go here are some new links for you to enjoy.

A new site for JE frames in the UK.

A new blog about Japanese Embroidery - in French and English, Isabell is just starting out on her JE journey.

Website of one of our new students, Jill, who runs trips to Japan, courses on Japanese crafts and various other things - Festival of Japan

Have fun and happy stitching.

3 comments:

Isadarena said...

Good Morning Jane, as I do'nt have your e-mail address, I wished thank you very much for your compliment on my blog. I really appreciate it.
Thank so much for giving us this link for japanese wooden frames.
I also love seeing your beautiful works.
I wish you a nice day,
Cheers,
Isabelle

Elmsley Rose said...

I think it's lovely, especially on that background. Look forward to seeing more of it :-)

Rachel said...

I like the start you've made on it!

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