Some of these are from before Christmas and some a little earlier. Above and below are breakdown prints.
I bought the new book Making your Mark by Claire Benn and Lesley Morgan – the 3 pieces below are from trying some of their techniques. Great book, as all of theirs are. It also includes a DVD which is useful.
Below: another breakdown print – the screen was made by allowing drips of dye to run down it – when dry they formed the resist.
I’ve also been doing more quilting – finished this small 32″ square top recently. It was from another new book I bought: Scrap Republic by Emily Cier. The quilts are mostly simple and she has a great sense of colour. I enjoyed doing this one. Maybe some of you quilters could advise me – I’m not sure what colour thread to use for the quilting – it will be just machine stitched lines – is it best to use a neutral coloured thread? a variegated? or what?
I also finished my entry for Beneath the Southern Sky exhibition today right on the deadline! – will let you know how it goes. I have no expectations.