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progress in white

Slowly getting the hang of our updates. There definitely are improvements in the offing.  For now, I am just moments shy of a good, long walk in the spring air, then it will be time to walk to the periodontist for the insertion of an implant (yes, sympathy is welcome!)

In other words, this post will be quick. A report in pictures. WH = “White House”, the very original name for this piece.

WH - scraps laid out

WH – scraps laid out

WH – seamed, with some embroidery

WH – pre-whitening close up

WH – same area, both whitened and layered (the silk had color and pattern)

WH – sheers pinned over whitening white running stitch (grey splotchy roof does not stay)

WH – sheers pinned on the other side of the roof

WH – more whitening with the addition of white running stitches (grey roof is gone)

WH – celebrating the shredding orange silk by tacking it down; one sheer had embroidered loops on it, seen here

WH – getting there

WH – hanging


Thursday means class day.  We are on to the home stretch and will focus on completion!!  A weakness of mine.  To be always beginning.  Or, these days, stuck in the Middle (Passage)!

Jack was sick yesterday from scraps of lamb I had given him (when will I learn?!!), and I’m not feeling so hot either.  These pictures remind me of the power of gentleness.

Aromatic Monday

Cut these yesterday and brought them into the kitchen.  The fragrance!!  Unbelievable.

Made Easter plans.

Class meets today instead of Thursday.  We are going to try Natalie Sewell‘s approach to creating fiber-collaged trees, as seen on a recent “Sewing with Nancy” episode.  She applies oil pastels and white paint and adds definition with sharpies.  I watch her and think, “what a beast! I have to try this!” I don’t love the reliance on cheater fabrics, but you cannot dispute that she achieves dimensional, lovely landscapes.

Bricks and Mortar Class in Mass.

“Whoopee!!” she says — arms outspread in celebration.  Fall is her favorite season.  Fall’s the time to take a class!  Join my New Art Center quilting class for 12 weeks of surface design exploration:

CREATIVE QUILTING at the New Art Center
Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00             9/15/2011 to 12/15/2011*

Class is designed for artists drawn to fabric & fiber and for experienced or new quilters.  Fabric is a unique medium – offering drape, texture, color, pattern, and sometimes narrative and history as well.  It can provide creatives who are faint of heart a way in.  We will explore how to get started and how to continue, once begun.

A twelve-week class allows for a relaxed pace.  Participants can choose to try something new every week, or use the class as a structure in which to start and finish a substantial project (or both).  Either way, you will end up with some finished work.  We will explore many surface design techniques, including:  incorporating found objects; stamping with ink; thread drawing by machine; couching; beading; bobbin-work; strip weaving; and three different image transfer processes.  You will employ several methods of connecting fabric – raw-edged appliqué, appliqué under tulle, traditional appliqué, and piecing.  Hands and machines will stitch, depending on preference

Rotary cutting will be demonstrated and used, and among the finishing techniques taught will be mitre-cornered cloth binding, so that one could use the class as a springboard to traditional quilting, if desired.

Online registration available at: The New Art Center
*No classes on 9/29 and 11/24


P.S. Readers, I have (temporarily?) changed my user name to – “sewmanypossibilities”

Corny, I know.