Sunday, 5 April 2009

A Challenge and Chocolate

It was a lovely day at the ERTF conference yesterday and a great opportunity to meet and chat with lots of like minded people. I was particularly excited because I won a prize! There had been a members challenge to make a piece of textile work inspired by an image of a printed fabric taken from the Warner Textile Archive. I had done this and sent it off weeks ago so had pretty much forgotten about it. I haven't got the original image used for inspiration but this was the resulting embroidery.


It was a low relief 3-D piece worked on felt using the embellisher machine and then stiched into quite heavily with free machining which caused the surface to distort. I have to confess that it wasn't that well planned but I needed to get it done in a hurry before I went to Jersey. So imagine my excitement to find I was one of the prize winners especially as I've never won anything like this before. Part of my prize was a set of postcards. These have been made to go on sale at an exhibition of the work later this year.

And the other part of my prize was these....

Which seem to be disappearing fast!


I think I'm going to make the most of the sunshine and work off all those extra calories in the garden this afternoon. And although I'm sure you won't be the least bit interested, I'll leave you with a picture of me working at Art Van Go on Friday, taken by Mavis. I do enjoy my work but it's good to have some time off too!

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations, your embroidery looks wonderful. I'm not surprised you won.

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  2. Congratulations! Well deserved on your prize, the embroidery's lovely. I liked the shot of you working, the hair is looking very stylish.

    Enjoy your afternoon.

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  3. Congratulations - your felt/ embroidered piece is really lovely. How lovely to be a winner. Well doen and well deserved!

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  4. Yay! Well done you! That piece of stitching looks wonderful, I'm not really surprised you won something ... all your stuff is just so yummy. x

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  5. Brilliant and congratulations, it is a beautiful piece and I am not in the least surprised to find out you have won a prize. Enjoy the chocs.

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  6. Well done, I'm looking forward to seeing it at the exhibition. I've heard I missed a really good day!

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  7. Ooh, that flower piece is gorgeous Gina - love the teeny flowers peeping out from the side too. I'm not surprised it bagged an award. Tasty brown stuff is always a good prize!

    I see you're examining the landscapes in that shot - they're a lot bigger than I imagined - ace!

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  8. Well done! It's no surprise that you won something, that is an amazing piece of work.

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  9. Cogratulations!
    It's lovely to be rewarded for your creativity Gina.x

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  10. Well done Gina, lovely work! And yummy chocs, what's left...

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  11. Congratulations Gina, what a lovely surprise for you. It's a beautiful piece with a great deal of work involved I would think. I had chocs on Mothers' Day, but they don't last very long do they?

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  12. yay - hurrah for you - and very well deserved - all your work is beautiful and inspiring.

    xx

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  13. oooh! congratulations! your work is lovely (as usual!). Have you polished off the rest of those choccies? After all, if you have been working hard in the garden you must need a treat! xx

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  14. Well done Gina! Hope you had a good day in the garden - I've been working in mine all day too.

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  15. Congratulatons, the postcards are stunning.

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  16. Wow! Congratulations Gina! Those are some well-deserved chocolates indeed!

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  17. How talented you are. It's a lovely piece of work. Congratulations!

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  18. Lovely piece,Gina, congratulations,

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  19. Hope you enjoy all your chocolates and Easter hot cross buns and just wanted to say what an inspiring blog you have

    Have a happy Easter weekend! Carolyn :o)

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  20. Congratulations!!!!! Yummy chocolates!

    Lucy x

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  21. Congratulations - the postcards are gorgeous!

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