Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Ruth Issett Workshop Part 2 and a prize (for me)

Before I bore you some more with the fabrics from my weekend workshop I have to show you the beautiful notebook cover that I won in Penny's giveaway at Fibrefrolics.  Penny has been blogging for a year and her blog is both varied and attractive with some stunning photographs of her homeland, Scotland, and beautiful felted landscapes.

 

The felted notebook cover is in my favourite sea colours and has angelina fibres to give it an extra sparkle.  The edge is beautifully finished in a very neat and even blanket stitch.  I am thinking of stitching the little flower to the cover but maybe I should find another use for it as the cover speaks of the sea.

I washed all my dyed fabrics out yesterday and ironed them dry and I'll do no more than post them all below.  Can you match them up to the print versions?  



 

I like this section above.  The background was monoprinted with a brushstroked  print first and then mostly negative printed from the roller.





 

  

The piece above was simply printed with Lumiere irridescent  paints onto dark blue polyester.





These two pieces are just small test squares using Markal paintstiks brushed across the surface.  I have lots of Markal paintstiks so I really should do more of this.

Finally, guess who couldn't bring herself to throw the baby wipes away?

There must be about 40 or more all covered in fabric paint which have now dried out so I just have to find a use for them!  I am pleased to say that I resisted the urge to gather up everyone's baby wipes!  The ones I bought were eco-type wipes and had a cotton content so I'm hoping they will take stitch well once I've ironed them to set the paint.

One last thing, do you remember me telling you about my friend's daughter who has been designing for Makower?  Well, her fabric collection 'Farm Corner' is now available in the UK.  I googled Makower + farm corner and several sources came up.   I have a new baby to make for later in the year (not my own I hasten to add!)  so I feel a little plastic flexing coming on! lol 

18 comments:

Maria Dent said...

The Ruth Issett Workshop looks brilliant..... Iv been asked to go to one of her talks today, which I thought was rather coincidental!! After reading your last two posts, I think I will ne definatley be going!

Genie said...

lovely fabrics, looks lke you had a great time,

Laura Hegfield said...

Beautiful fabrics and wipes too!

Heather said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous - you must be so pleased with them, and the baby wipes will be very useful. I love the notebook - just the right colours for you.

Gina said...

Your fabrics look stunning Julie. Can't wait to see what you do with the baby wipes!

sandra wyman said...

Ooooh gorgeous! Spoecially like the iridescent one

Am just back from Llangollen - wish I'd done what you did and booked for longer. Watched herons on the Dee whilst breakfasting this morning! And the exhibition's fantastic!

Doreen G said...

Lovely fabrics Julie and about the baby wipes--they work well under the embellisher if you have one.
I used a lot of mine to make postcard bases.

Maria Dent said...

Hi Julie, Yes I have my fairy exhibit at the NEC, on the Longslade Stand.... Near the fashion show part. Unfortunatley I wont be there on the Thursday. But please go and have a look. Our group have been working really hard and its all linked with silk paper. Thanks for following..... take care x

pam said...

Those fabrics look super now you have rinsed them out - wasn't it a super day. I love the little book very pretty. I still have to rinse out my fabrics.

Angela said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the workshop. Your fabrics look gorgeous I wish I had been able to do the workshop. What are you going to do with the baby wipes?

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely felted book cover!! Congrats for winning the giveaway!!! YOUR FABRICS ARE delicious ant good for you for rescuing the baby wipes from the bin!! I am doing a project with 40 4th graders later in the month where we are painting on baby wipes and then making stuffed hangings with our painted cloth!!!!!
Love all of your wonderful inspiring work here!!!
Hugs!
e

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Stunning results and I'm sure it was fun, too! I'm curious to see what you will do further with them!

sweetypie said...

OH JULIE THEY ARE BRILLIANT,I am coming round to burgle you because I am so jelous of all your stuff

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lucky you! To win Penny's book and flower ... how lovely! I'm glad the prize went to you as I know you love those beautiful seaside colours

Your fabrics are WONDERFUL! Lots of inspiration there! I'm so looking forward to meeting up with you again later in the year. Perhaps you could bring some of your fabrics to show me. I would love to see them "up close"

Have a wonderful weekend Julie!

Love
Carolyn

Emma said...

How could you say boring when I'm sitting here positively drooling!

Inspired by you, & RI & Beryl Taylor, I carved a diamond stamp out of a (well washed!) meat tray & made some deep purple prints - you can see one on my squares.

Cameron said...

Julie, Your fabrics are beautiful and so happy. I just happened upon your site and what a pleasure. Keep doing what you are doing It's great. Thanks, Cameron

cameroncove@yahoo.com

Moogsmum said...

Wow - that was a very productive workshop! Your fabrics are lovely and great idea to reuse the baby wipes.

xxx

KindredSpirit said...

cool babywipes and fabric paint. who would have thought??!