Monday, 29 September 2014
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Friday, 26 September 2014
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
I have spent the day stitching which has been fantastic. I only had a small amount to do to finished St Clare so I concentrated on that. Silk Shading and Gold work go together so well. This piece is 9cm square so pretty small. One more thing to cross off my list of Things to Do.
Posted by Jo Dixey and Kit Dean at 14:07
Monday, 22 September 2014
Thursday, 18 September 2014
I feel like the faces are really getting somewhere now, I just sat down and stitched this one, no drawing and I am pretty happy with it.
I stitched another project for the book today, I must start typing up the instructions or I will have loads of paper work to do once the projects have been stitched, much better to do it as I go.
I am off to Hawkes Bay tomorrow to teach an applique landscape class, I haven't been down there for a few years so I am really looking forward to it. The students will come out with something like this.
Posted by Jo Dixey and Kit Dean at 20:45
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Monday, 15 September 2014
Sunday, 14 September 2014
I am about to post of a piece of work to the UK that has been selected for a show in Norwich. It will be part of the Silvery Threads exhibition of the Costume and Textile association. I do not normally post an image until the exhibition opens but the organizers have put a picture on their facebook page so I thought it would be OK to put one here too. The piece is called Silver Lining.
It is all stitched using silver passing thread with silver Pearl Purl on the top. I used Smooth purl for the flowers. It was inspired by the Mexican day of the dead skulls, and the idea that everyone has a silver lining that we should all let shine!
Posted by Jo Dixey and Kit Dean at 19:30
Friday, 12 September 2014
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Monday, 8 September 2014
I spent yesterday in the garden clearing up ready for the summer planting. I cleared a patch of beetroot and brought them into the house in a tub, along with 3 snails as it turns out. Aren't snails the most beautiful creature, so peaceful and the patterns on their shells are fantastic. I put them back outside so they are nice and big to eat all my plants when they come up! I will still love them!
Posted by Jo Dixey and Kit Dean at 12:07