Fun with Maggie Grey’s online course!

Maggie Grey online course house

This week I’ve been having fun with the first lesson of the free online course which Maggie Grey is running for anyone who has bought her book, Textile Translations: Mixed Media.   We had to choose a motif and I had one of these made from a stamp of beach huts so decided to keep to my present theme of houses and make the book in the shape of a house rather than the sort of triangle shape she suggested.  These are all going to be stitched together to form the cover but this is as far as I’ve got so far.

house 2

This one will be the back.

house 3 

And this one will be the middle.

back of one of the covers

Here is the reverse of one of the cover pages. 

I’ve got to stitch into them next so I hope the gesso and paint don’t break the needle!!!    More anon…

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12 Comments:

  1. Wow… this is great Liz!!! I can’t wait to see the completed journal!!! You are amazing with textiles!!!!!

  2. Love the Beach huts Liz ,

  3. love that texture…what created it?

  4. I love the houses, Liz! They have figured largely in my work for the past year + and I’m still not done with that theme. I’ve got one on the worktable right now actually. I know plenty of others who are working on house themed work as well. It was a bit of relief to me to branch out into the triangles.

  5. Hi Liz I am enjoying looking at all the gesso-ed journals throughout the web. Yours is looking good.
    Thanks for your comment about etsy. I knew about the relist feature but there’s no way to ‘re-list’ something you haven’t sold..but with a variation. Like when I have three similar brooches and 3 cuffs with all the same materials and tags everytime. I copy and paste the main text..but the tags….aargh!

  6. Hi Liz
    I am having ago at Maggie’s first workshop that accompanies Texile Translations. Have you used TLS and or water soluble paper – neither of which I have purchased yet – although I do have some motifs created a while ago in Tyvek. Your piece is looking great so far and I look forward to seeing how it develops.

  7. Liz, your creativity never fails to astound me. These are so interesting – I can’t wait to see the finished book.

  8. Oooo I really like that. It’s so beautiful. And the colors are just divine!

  9. hi liz!
    oh i love it! your houses are wonderful! i cannot wait to see more!
    melissa

  10. That’s such a beautiful piece of artwork. Is it for sale by any chance? Heh.

  11. Hi Anna, thank you! Well… hmm… I haven’t actually finished it yet:) But one day it might be! If so, I’ll post about it on the blog…

  12. These are soooo cool, I have tried doing one myself but it doesn’t look as good as yours does :( I’m not all that creative. Will keep trying though :)

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