Thursday, 27 July 2017

'Undulating' surfaces...

Here I am once again with a few images from our July meeting. We have now started to work on 'Undulating'...


Jane

sketchbook work - Liz

Sue

samples - Rosemary


hand dyes threads and felt - Debbie

samples - Margaret G

Margaret P
samples - Jenni

You may remember in my last post I showed you a few snaps of Painted Bonaweb, here's one of those pieces that Maggie has worked on to make a restful seascape...

Maggie
It's great to see how an experimental session can be carried forward to create such a lovely pieces.


Warning...look no further if you're watching your weight.

Each month one of the Maids bakes a cake to share at crib time, which are always delicious. But, I wasn't quick enough to capture this naughty creation before it was cut and shared, thank you Jenni, it was a lovely way to send us off for our summer break...




Just noticed, even the meringue has an 'undulating' surface, what larks.


Although we don't meet in August we are going on a picnic jolly to Lanhydrock. It's a late Victorian country house with beautiful gardens and woods own by the National Trust. Fingers crossed for good weather and hopefully I'll have some snaps to share next time.

Bye for now, enjoy your summer.
Sue

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

'Separation' can lead to beautiful textiles...

Here are a few snaps from our 'Separation' theme, amazing how quickly three months can evaporate. The finished pieces were looking wonderful at our last meeting.

Margaret P - Separating the Sheep from the Goats

Liz

Diana - Here & There

Chris

Maggie - Blossom

Rosemary - Continental Drift

Jenni - Life's A Puzzle

Debbie - Gravitational Waves

Sue - Inspiration from Loe Beach, Feock


As we leave 'Separation' we now move onto 'Undulating', which is our new theme and sits nicely with the past two topics.


A few of the Maids also experimented with Painted Bondaweb...






Don't you just love a bit of Painted Bondaweb.


I'll leave you with a few words from Jenni explaining her piece... Life's A Puzzle

Autism can lead to 'Separation' on several levels, be it the Autists desire to not engage or our own feelings of separation through lack of personal understanding of autism.


Back soon
Sue






Monday, 5 June 2017

Inspired by 'Separation'...

Who would have thought we would get so much inspiration from the word, 'Separation'. The work in progress below doesn't do justice to the pieces being created and the background stories behind each one.


Sue
Liz
Chris

Jenni

Rosemary
Diana

Margaret P

Jane

Debbie


These pieces are due to reappear at our next meeting having been finished and looking quite different, then we'll choose our next three month challenge word.


I mentioned in a previous post that I would show you my finished Evolution piece in full, but we have decided to keep the work under wraps until our exhibition. But I will post detailed snaps after our next meeting to give you a taster of the finished pieces above.

Thanks for reading our post, back soon.
Sue













Friday, 5 May 2017

April Meeting and Exhibition News...

Our meeting at the end of April showed great promise for our work on 'Separation'.

Below you will see a few images of samples and work in progress...


Maggie

Margaret G

Rosemary

Jane

Margaret P

Sue

Liz

Debbie - transfer dye painted onto papers

Debbie - transfer dye printed onto fabric

Choosing a new theme every three months can be daunting, but it's always exciting to see how the Maids respond to each challenge.



Exhibition News...

Textile Maids
The Poly, Falmouth 
4th to 8th September 2018


It seems a long way off at the moment, but we all know, exhibition dates have a habit of creeping up on you.

Back soon
Sue

Monday, 10 April 2017

Evolution and the next challenge...

You'll find below a few snaps from our meeting last month which I should have posted sooner, but with the lovely weather we've been having and a new garden to entertain me, I'm afraid the garden won.

Here's a few detail snaps of work based on our Evolution challenge...


Diana

Maggie

Chris

Debbie

Rosemary

Margaret P

Liz

We also enjoy experimenting with a variety of melting materials, here's a selection of some of the beads...







You can also visit our Facebook page where Margaret has also posted images from last month.


Leading on from Evolution, our next challenge is Separation, so watch this space.

Back soon
Sue