Tuesday, 4 October 2011

A bit of this and that

I seem to have been doing a bit of everything this week. I went and had a play day with Elizabeth last Friday, and that's always very inspiring. I've been embellishing and stitching felt, over dyeing and then decorating fabric, making the cover for my junk journal commission, working on jewellery for my etsy and getting fabrics and flyers ready for a 'Flour resist on fabric' workshop at home on the 15th of October.


This is the felt piece, I'm going to make it into a bag.


Close up detail.


This is the junk journal cover, I just have to stitch the signatures in now.


These were very plain fabric swatches, I dyed them and then added my own graphics with markers. I love doing this and was inspired by Alisa Burke.


This is a necklace I've just completed, it will be on my Etsy once I take some better photos.


This is another one that's not quite finished yet, it's very vintage for me.






These are photos of fabric samples I've made for my 'Flour Resist on Fabric' workshop I'll be running from home on Saturday October the 15th, if you would like to attend please email me for details.

Patsy and I will also be running a workshop this coming Saturday the 8th at the Beaumaris Art Group studios. It's painting in the round, where we all end up with a piece of canvas that we can frame, make into a bag or use to cover a chair, whatever your imagination aspires too. 
There are still some vacancies so if you would like more information please contact Beaumaris Art Group via their web site link above.







23 comments:

Studio Sylvia said...

Ro the felted piece will make a stunning bag. looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
Your flour paste resist pieces are lovely - so much colour and pattern. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Suztats said...

I love your felted piece! It'll make a fabulous bag.

Melanie Statnick said...

Luv luv liv all these fabrics. So attractive.

Marié said...

My heart is racing- the felted piece is so beautiful!

Heather said...

Fabulous, gorgeous and every other superlative you can think of! I love it all. The bag will be fantastic and your journal cover is great. As for the hand decorated fabrics - they are amazing and so personal. Love the jewellery too. You've certainly been busy lately and the workshops will be such fun.

artymess said...

yummy colours as always so enjoy your work ...good luck with the workshop......x

Sandie said...

Wow! What fantastic makes!
The felted and more piece is very exciting but, my favourites are your dyed and own graphics fabrics...you should approach a firm to have them produced...so I can buy a few yards ! I particularly like the poppy seed heads one, well all of them!
Love the necklace too!
You have been very, beautifully creative!
Thank you for showing us your makes.
Now...what kind of flour am I going to need...?

Sandie xx

Valerie Johnson said...

I opened up your blog this morning and what a beautiful feast for the eyes..everything is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing!!!

marie said...

very splendid colors, beautiful work!

Jackie said...

Wow! The colours in your work are stunning. It always lifts my spirits!

Karen said...

Well you've definitely Inspired me this beautiful morning, i was feeling very stuck but now i'm about to get some fibre out and play. Thankyou your just what i needed :)

cheers karen xo

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

i love the yellow one...xo nita <3

Samantha Marshall said...

Beautiful Ro!!! I love your felted piece-the colours are incredible.

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

Love the piece with Elizabeth and thank you for leading me to her site.
Love the alisa bourke over painted fabric. I am doing an online watercolour class with her, for no other reason....than I can.Love

Clare said...

you have inspired me - with this mountain of work you have done. I love playing with all sorts of different mediums and ideas. Don't you find that there is so much inside the head that ideas just tumble into each other - you will have to share with us how you sort it all out and decide which project to do first. I find with so many ideas its often hard to start but even harder to complete a project before the next one has to jump out. I love the jewelry - absolutely stunning.

Laura said...

Just so darn beautiful

Claudine Intner said...

Oh, I love the colors! Gorgeous eye candy!

Emma said...

These are all wonderful. As I'm a little far away & can't come to your class I'll have to look out some instructions I'm sure I have - I love the effect & maybe that's what I need to get me going! I have booked 2 seperate weeks already for next year, nothing like a bit of focus!

Katie said...

I love your felting,and that fabric you made is truly an inspiration! wow!

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Ro - always such delicious eye candy in your posts! You make me want to try EVERYthing! I've never heard of the flour resist on fabric. I'm going to have to look into that! Hugs.

grrl + dog said...

so full of life and texture - as usual..

bet they fly out the shop!

Robyn said...

Busy with beautiful things... Lovely!

Terri Kahrs said...

Ro, I swear that your color is such fabulous eye candy, my mouth waters each time I see a new piece! BTW - hugs Congrats on your article in Cloth Paper Scissors!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo