Tuesday, November 24, 2009

3 Bags Full!

Yay! I’ve finally completed my first pennant for Quilts 4 London! (As Australian Coordinator I thought it was high time I got this completed and added onto the Quilts 4 London website) I’m very pleased with how it’s turned out!

'Chains of Ponds'

I have added a hanging sleeve to the back but not the label yet as I will print out a few at a time onto Inkjet Fabric. There are many hours of linen french knots embellishing a discharge dyed background. I also used fabric paint. I have blogged about the process previously, so if you're interested please go back to the last few months of my blog!

Detail of embroidery and binding

Detail of backing fabric and binding

The objective of Quilts 4 London is to make a pennant (a mini journal/art quilt in any textile medium) to present to each participant at the 2012 London Olympic Games. I thought this was such a wonderful idea when I came across it that I knew I wanted to be involved!

There are instructions for making a pennant on the website if you’d like to participate as well as a gallery of completed pennants, and lots of useful links. Email me if you live in Australia and have any questions or admin if you live elsewhere.

Edited to add website (as these links may not be working.....)  www.quilts4london.org.uk  Just cut and paste into your browser.

On a completely different note; I got my sheep shorn today- all 6 of them! The weather has been around the 40deg C (about 100deg F) mark for about a week now with little relief and I’ve felt so sorry for the larger ewes who were carrying a lot of wool. I managed to track down a portable shearer and now have 3 bags full of wool! (Well, 2 ½ anyway; so I have more than enough to play around with!)

I want to teach myself to spin first and I also want to make felt using the natural colours (I have black, silver and a couple of fleeces that are tri coloured!).

Now, I need to find some carding combs!


Joei Rhode Island said...

Can't get the link to work. Love...Love LOVE the pendant. The colors the asymmetrical pattern the fine work. Great piece.

Julia Moore said...

Hello from Olympia, WA. My condolences to you for the loss of Ditzy Donna, RIP. But I like the way you let life go on, which is reflected nicely in your beautiful artwork. J.M.

Puddleduck said...

Hi Joei!
I hope you found the website ok! I can't work out why these links aren't working. Once you get the error message if you highlight the address in the browser bar and click refresh it should take you through to the site...
Thanks for your lovely comment about the pennant!

Hi Julia!
I'm not sure if it is because I live rurally now and the cycles of life are more obvious, but I treat death much more calmly now. I had a few tears just after I found Ditzy but it was just so obvoius that she was no longer there that I don't really feel sorrow... I miss her but know she still exists.
Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment. I love your blog too....


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