Sunday, 1 March 2009

This and That!

First of all thank you to everyone who left such wonderful comments for Sam on my last post. They were passed on to him and very much appreciated. I've not been very good at replying to comments lately as I've been so busy but they are always read and appreciated so please don't stop!

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As I'd mentioned more surprises in the mail and some more great work from students I thought I'd better show you. Toffeeapple, who won my last giveaway, had offered to send me some doll hair, so what a lovely surprise to receive these fabulous auburn curls and also some rather swish buttons and sequins. Not only that but she also sent me some seeds to grow some yellow chillis... if I'm successful in growing them I'll show you! Thank you Toffeeapple!


Last week I also received this very well made Wiggly Bag

accompanied by this super post card. Now this is a bit embarrassing as I don't know who sent it. The signature on the card says Pat but I know quite a few Pats and I don't know which one you are... if you are reading please comment or email me so I can say thank you properly. It was very kind of you, especially as it was sent before Christmas and got returned before being sent again.

My Tuesday students have also been busy over the past few weeks. We did stitching on Kunin felt a few weeks ago. Kunin felt melts and distorts when you heat it, but the stitching resists the heat and these are one or two of the results. A bag....



a glasses case...

and a little box.


The same class also made books with me the following week and these are the results - all very different but all beautiful.




And finally, although we didn't make these in class, Jan used the techniques learned when we were stitching on metal to make these two fabulous caskets.



In the City & Guilds class I teach, this term the students have been working hard on various samples and design work based on colour, but there is nothing finished to show yet so these are a couple of pieces based on texture from Pam O. Wonderful textures!



I've been working too... getting ready for Jersey which is just a week away and also for the exhibition next week. But more about that next time!

14 comments:

  1. Golly Gina - each and every one of those photos shows some wonderful textiley work. All so lovely. x

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  2. Wow! What fantastic work!!!! Lucy x

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  3. Oooh, what beautiful work from your class! I hate it when you don't know where something came from. Once in awhile I'll get a comment with no blog attached and I'll sort of remember the reference but not really and it's awfully embarrassing!!!

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  4. oh wow, what gorgeousness! such fantastic work.

    xxx

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  5. Your students have produced some wonderful work.
    I am surprised at how different Pam's work looks in your photo compared to how it looks in real life. It is even lovelier and wouldn't it make a brilliant postcard. I hope Pam reads your blog and sees her work.

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  6. What beautiful work from your students! I love the Kunin felt pieces and the little caskets are gorgeous.

    xxx

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  7. It might be 'Altered Thoughts' that sent the bag - Pat's pc died on Saturday but she mentioned sending a wiggly bag which came back to her via the mail - so she probably re-sent it.

    So nice to be able to bring people together. See you tomorrow.

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  8. It might be 'Altered Thoughts' that sent the bag - Pat's pc died on Saturday but she mentioned sending a wiggly bag which came back to her via the mail - so she probably re-sent it.

    So nice to be able to bring people together. See you tomorrow.

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  9. Oh my - such loveliness you've shown today! As inspirational as ever, Gina.

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  10. Hi Gina,
    You have such a wonderful job!
    It's great to see all these methods.x

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  11. Wonderful creations one and all. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. All the stitchery is beautiful. Jane x

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  13. What a gorgeous post, Gina! Beautiful, beautiful work from everyone! It's a real treat, so thank you for sharing xx

    Congrats, Sam!

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  14. Ooooh, I just love the watery scene x

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