A group of internet artists from all over the place who have decided to give each other a challenge every few weeks, on a theme chosen by each in turn. We have different ideas and styles, but share a love of textiles, and want to have some fun.


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Apologies...

I must apologise for not being an active member of the group so far!  I do have my idea ready and I've even started the first stages of putting it together, but I'm afraid life overtook me for a short while!

First it was the FoQ which dragged my attention away and then as soon as I got home I was asked by my manager at work to make a child's quilt for her newborn twin nephews - she needed it for today, giving me 10 days to design and make it!  Luckily I have a huge stash of fabrics to choose from so I didn't have to order any and I designed it on EQ7.  At the end of last week she asked me if I would make a smaller quilt for her niece too, so she wouldn't feel left out - so that was more pressure!  I've been sewing up to 10pm all week so far to get them finished (as well as doing my day job!) and today I presented them to her...thank goodness she liked them!!

So there you are - that's my excuse!  Now I have to work out why my machine's automatic needle threader suddenly decided to give up the ghost - my poor old eyes are struggling!  But I shall spend a couple of quiet evenings now preparing the dupion silk I have planned to make my challenge piece.  It's based on the sculpture 'Dream'...  http://www.dreamsthelens.com/ - and here's the photo I'll be working from...
It will only be quite simple as we go away on holiday on 18th September...so I'd better get cracking!!

Angela

9 comments:

The Happy Apple said...

Crikey you do work hard Angela (and fast) The way you work, there's obviously plenty of time left for this challenge! Good to hear from you :)

Esther said...

Hi Angela, impressive fast work there! I am working from a photo too and I must say that I am getting excited at the idea of seeing what everyone has done by the end of next month.

Sue said...

It's a very resonant image that you've chosen and I'm so looking forward to seeing where you go with it.

Angela said...

Thank you! I've got a couple of ideas floating around - one with Evelon & Lutradur and another with dupion silk - I might do them both (if I have time!!).

Elma in Lochwinnoch said...

Wow, Angela that is a wonderful photo.................I can see how it has inspired you!

Angela said...

Thanks Elma ... do we put up photos as we go along? I had a shot of inspiration this afternoon so I will be making 2 challenge pieces!

Helen Conway said...

Why the Dream I wonder? Atre you local to St Helens? I have to say I am and have still never been to it!

Helen Conway said...

OK. Ignore the first part of that last comment. Looked your profile up and now know where you are! memo to self: Google first, comment second!

Angela said...

Lol Helen! We had a day out in Crosby a few weeks ago to see the statues and called here on the way home. I was impressed! She is soooo tall!!