Friday 30 October 2015

30/100 Bag moths

I love the selvedge from colourful fabrics, so I used one I had saved for todays bag moth.

I have just finished these boys. I started them when I was guest artist last year for the Hamilton craft fair, not like me to take so long to finish something but all done now, I think I will call it ' Waiting', they certainly had to wait a long time to get hats!

Thursday 29 October 2015

29/100 Bag Moths

Another wire bag, this time I covered the wire with the selvedge cut off of a long strip of fabric.

Wednesday 28 October 2015

28/100 Bag Moths

I think this is my favourite so far, a spiral of wire and some thread. I think I will do another one with wire tomorrow when I have more time. I love the shadow on the wall too, I am starting to think shadows are pretty interesting.

I was interviewed today by a lovely lady who is writing a book about women's creative spaces, lucky the studio was still tidy after the weekend!

Tuesday 27 October 2015

27/100 Bag Moths

My bag moths are starting to get a bit bigger, this one is strips of silk fabric sewn together.

Art Weekend

Our Helensville Arts in the Ville weekend went really well, lots of happy people around town and visiting the studios. We are already planning how we can improve for next year.

The only thing that spoiled the weekend was that someone helped themselves to our sign, maybe they had such a good time that they wanted to remember it!! or maybe they were just *******

Just an update on the sign, Kit went to look for it and found it thrown in the ditch just up the road. All there, just pulled apart a bit.

Monday 26 October 2015

26/100 Bag Moths

Really fast bag today, made from a left over Arts in the Ville map.

The bag moths so far, I am running out of room so need to think if a better place to display them. I am thinking of putting up a string a pegging them on like bunting.

Sunday 25 October 2015

25/100 Bag Moths

Strips of black and grey silk, cut and slashed.

Saturday 24 October 2015

24/100 Bag moths and a tidy studio

Vintage fabric bag moth

Quilts in the lounge, my children have been doing the limbo under the quilts all morning!

I can't believe I can see the floor of my studio! Today was a great success, lots of people about being inspired which is great. Already planning for next year. 2 more days if you come and see my tidy studio.

Friday 23 October 2015

23/100 bag moths

This is a rolled up strip I trimmed off some laminating. The disc shape on the front is a blob of hot glue to hold the roll together, looks a bit like glass.

Helensville has been yarn bombed and is ready for a fun weekend. I am up early tomorrow putting up arrows and one last fabric sign. I will try to take some pictures. The studio is just about ready and the lounge has been taken over by quilts and embroidery. I am very lucky to have such an understanding family!

Thursday 22 October 2015

Wednesday 21 October 2015

21/100 bag moths and Arts in the Ville

Black leather and a vintage button.

Arts in the Ville maps ready for the weekend, if you are in the Helensville area do come up and have a look. We have 3 pop up gallery spaces, live demo's and open studios.

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Monday 19 October 2015

a weekend of bag moths

17/100 bag moth

18/100 bag moth

19/100 bag moth

I had a fantastic weekend in Queenstown, great weather and a great class. Now I am flat out doing the final planning for Arts in the Ville, the Helensville arts festival this weekend, if you are in the area do pop in, I may even have a tidy studio!!!

Friday 16 October 2015

16/100 bag moths

A quick curled up leaf this morning before I go to Queenstown. I wonder how it will look when the leaf starts to dry out.

Thursday 15 October 2015

15/100 bag moths

Thread wrapped around batting today, I really like the threads sticking out.

Off to Queenstown this weekend to teach a goldwork class, a few ladies are doing their own design which is great, makes for a fun class for me as well.

I will make my weekend bag moths while I am away and post them when I get back. Still not techie enough to be mobile, but thinking about it which I guess is a start!

Wednesday 14 October 2015

14/100 Bag Moths

My sons hair ( from his hair brush)  plus a few strands of orange sewing thread. A very realistic bag moth today.

Tuesday 13 October 2015

13/100 Bag Moths

Plaited and twisted fabric, I like the frayed fabric sticking out, just like the real bag moth outside my studio window.

Monday 12 October 2015

12/100 Bag Moths

Some old bias binding, this one seemed to need a tail!

Sunday 11 October 2015

11/100 bag moths

Chunky detached buttonhole today, 2 strands of No.8 pearl thread, around a small plastic ring.

Saturday 10 October 2015

Friday 9 October 2015

9/100 Bag moths

Fly stitch in a roll of batting today.

Thursday 8 October 2015

8/100 bag moths

Bag moth number 8, a twist of calico with black running stitch. I really like the spiral effect of the twisted fabric. I will try some more of those.

Wednesday 7 October 2015

7/100 Bag Moths

Slightly larger bag today, tiny squares of fabric stitched to a cream base.

Tuesday 6 October 2015

6/100 bag moths

Of course there had to be a skull at some point! a tiny scrap of Tula Pink fabric.

The bag moths pinned to my studio wall.

Monday 5 October 2015

5/100 Bag Moths

The bag moth today has put on a bit of sparkle ready to go out on the town!

Sunday 4 October 2015

4/100 bag moths

Bag moth number 4, scrap of calico wrapped with thread. The collection is starting to look cool on my pin board, will have to put up a string to hang them from.

Saturday 3 October 2015

3/100 bag moths

I have just taught a fantastic circles class so todays bag moth had to have spots!

Friday 2 October 2015

2/100 bag moth

This is my 2nd bag moth, made from a dry palm leaf and a spot of glue. I am hoping to use many different materials during this 100 days.

Thursday 1 October 2015

1/100 bag moths

As today is October the 1st I have decided to start another 100 day project. I am going to make 100 bag moths to hang on a string. Kit thinks I am crazy, but nothing new there! so here is the first one.

just a scrap of silk and orange running stitch.