I love seeing the trees all naked, seeing their intricate branch patterns. The picture below is a view of the farm in winter, through the crazy willow.
Meg is back from her trip to Greece (and feeling the cold back home after three months of warmth). It is lovely to have her home and to be back in her studio with the other girls drawing/painting/chatting/sipping tea/eating lemonade scones. I have missed those Friday mornings while Meg has been away.
Today we did some little pen drawings (15cm x 15cm) using pattern as our background. This is my little work in progress. I love drawing with pen and ink...very relaxing. I really enjoy making all the little patterns and designs ....filling the page with dots and dashes. click for a closer look.
While I was in Thailand I bought this beautiful silk runner / wrap. Click on the photo to see all of the beautiful kantha stitch and the lovely little fringe. This piece is approximately 2m long x 75cm wide and double sided. Imagine all of that stitching!!!! I am going to use this piece as a table runner for special occasions.
This is the reverse of the cloth.... they use quite contrasting (and vibrant) colours on each piece. I loved the beautiful muted colours on the front of the cloth...and I am getting used to the brighter turquoise/purple on the back.
I got this cloth out this week to inspire me as I have been thinking of stitching and fabric quite a lot as I am taking part in the Magic Diaries with Jude Hill. I have been getting pieces of fabric together, threads, fragments from older work. I have been writing down, and drawing up, lots of ideas. I am enjoying the process.
This workshop takes place over the next six months. I love the longer class format, the feeling that there is no rush, just letting things happen as they will.
AND LET THE BEAUTY COME