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Article in QuiltWOW!

If you’re a member of QuiltWOW, you’ll notice I have an article in the new June issue, about painting on fabric with acrylic paints. Maggie Grey asked me in the spring to write one, and I was thrilled because her online workshops site, Workshop on the Web is well respected and well known and QuiltWOW is the quilting version of it. As you’ll know if you are a regular reader, I love online workshops!

If you haven’t come across them before, there are free taster issues online which are well worth visiting.

Here is a sneak peek at one of the photos in my article:

nasturtium flower on fabric

I painted lots more fabric that I didn’t use for the article so I might post pics of them in the blog over the next month or two.

I was also honoured to be asked by John Turner, editor of the journal of the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders, if he could reprint my tutorial on making concertina books in the journal. Of course I agreed, and he kindly sent me a number of issues of the journal which I’m looking forward to reading.

If you missed the tutorial, which I wrote back in December 2006 and which still gets hits today, here’s the link to it.

Summer always seems to be a busy time with exams and kids’ outdoor activities, so I haven’t had much time for textile stuff. I recently bought some family tree software – other members of my family have done most of the hard work and have got back as far as the 1700s in some cases – but I thought I’d like to have a go myself. The software came with a free month’s subscription to Ancestry so I have been making good use of it while I can, delving into census returns and trying to solve the mystery of missing persons and wrongly transcribed names! I also went on a visit to the Black Country Museum just outside Birmingham where they have a cottage that my great great great grandparents used to live in! More in the next post, when I’ve uploaded my photos!

Magazine Article on Print Gocco!

Sorry for any confusion regarding my posts at the present! I’m not actually on holiday still, but I wrote them when I was so I’m posting them just as I wrote them ….

A few months ago I wrote an article for the Computer Textile Design Group magazine, Design It and it has recently been published. The CTDG is a UK based organisation which was started by the embroiderer Valerie Campbell Harding for people who use the computer in textile design. My article is about using the Print Gocco to create unframed thermofax screens to print on fabric with a squeegee. From manipulating the original image on the computer to making the screen, to printing it. So if you’re a member, look out for it! I haven’t seen it yet but it’s my first ever magazine article so I’m pretty excited about it!

I have a second article coming out in the next magazine too!

Finally, I’m going to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham tomorrow and am hoping to meet a couple of online friends who are exhibiting there. Woo hoo!

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