This and that

I’ve had a busy day today. It’s still the Easter holidays here and the boys all went off to a Manchester United Soccerschool roadshow which in theory meant I’d have all day to myself. In practice I spent an hour and a half delivering them, exploring the local buses as I don’t like driving especially in the rush hour (most of the time was spent hanging round waiting for everyone to arrive because the bus was actually very quick) and then another hour going to collect them at the end.

The rest of the day I spent packing up two wallhangings to go to a quilt show (the first one I’ve ever entered – gulp! Will I see them again?!). And going to the post office to buy more bubblewrap and brown paper. I also managed to finish off my fourth journal quilt and take photos of all of them to send off to the Project by next month…phew! Must sit down and knit those socks sometime…


Coffee soaked handmade paper

coffee soaked paper looking like an ancient treasure map

These pieces of handmade paper were soaked with coffee (whereupon they broke up into bits adding to the effect!) and then rubbed with a gold Markal (Shiva) stick when dry.


Transfer painted fabric

green (printed) fabric cut into brick pieces and stuck onto brown design board

More landscape board pictures: this is the fabric printed with the paper I painted with transfer paints using clingfilm to make the pattern. The ones on the left have been layered with tulle.


Uses for nappy liners

brown fabric with texture added and nice fluffy yarn couched on like a stone wall

This is the fabric which I ironed a painted nappy liner on to, to get texture, and then couched with yarn to get the shapes of the stones. I hand dyed the brown fabric.

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