Monday, May 26, 2014

Quilt & Fibre Art Festival...and the beginnings of something new...

This week is the Quilt & Fibre Art Festival of Waterloo Region and Beyond, and I'm excited to say that the Group of Eight Fibre Artists have a show in The Mill, 1441 King Street, St. Jacobs, ON. The show runs from Tuesday, May 27th until Saturday, May 31st.  We hope that you'll be able to come and see us there!

I was in need of a new project to work on, particularly since I wanted some hand stitching I could do while sitting at the show for my 'shifts'.  

I had just purchased a few new threads (12 wt. Spaghetti by Wonderfil) and I was inspired by their fabulous colours.  I went 'shopping' in my stash, pulling out out any and all hand dyed fabrics and threads as well as some batiks and purchased yarns I had that coordinated with those new threads.  

Then I went between the cutting table and the sewing machine and I started to play, intuitively piecing in very random strips, intentionally not cutting anything too straight (no ruler was used in the cutting).

Some of what I had found in my stash were some pieces of fabric that already had Misty Fuse on the back, so I used scissors to cut rectangles and squares (again not worrying about perfectly straight lines or perfect shapes) and I fused them in place along one of the wider strips. A bit of the black and white stencilled fabric from a journal cover project I recently did was still lying on my cutting table (sometimes it's good to not tidy too quickly LOL), so I added that as I went along.  

Here are some shots of where this is going so far.  I'm looking forward to adding the hand stitch!





6 comments:

  1. I love how freely you work with fabric, threads, etc. This piece already looks fabulous! Love your work, Linda:)

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    1. Thanks so much. I do like to just get started and make decisions as I go. Most of the time I think it works out alright.

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  2. Oh My heart be still! Your colors are so delish Linda! When I saw the stash and then spied glimpses of your WIP- ohhh I just know know it will be gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Jackie! I'm now having fun adding lots of hand stitching to it.

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  3. These are your colours Linda ! This project looks very exciting and I loved reading about the 'freedom' you've taken with it. I haven't been well this week and very contagious with a cold, so best of luck with attendance and sales !

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    1. Thanks Sharron. I'm sorry to hear you are not well. The show in St. Jacobs is being very well attended and the weather has been fabulous for it!

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