Thursday, 18 December 2008
Monday, 22 September 2008
Some weeks ago I went to a seminar with Bettina Andersen as a teacher and inspirer.She has written the book “Embriodery natruraly”.
I read the book before the course and it was inspiring. I brought pictures of nature that had to be the basic for my work on the seminar. I have learned to use the nature as an inspiration. To use my sewing machine for free embroidery was a new experience and I used all different kind of thread. I used Ultra Solvi is a “wash away” product for sewing and also other different kinds of new materials such as Paint Sticks. You can see my results from the seminar here below. I also show the pictures that inspired me.
Thee trunk bag. The pattern on the tree trunk is used for the embroidery on the bag.
Redcurrant. I had a good experience by picking our redcurrant this summer.
Hald lake This picture is from Hald Lake and I love it because of the colors.
Paint Sticks The paint Sticks can be used for marking up different patterns on surfaces. After the paint has dried and the fabric ironed, the sewing start.
Saturday, 30 August 2008
I love to dye my own fabric. I have done some batik dying, but then I found the artist Vikki Pignatelli. Inspired by her work and metode of sewing I started to dye Procion MX colors. Here you can se the first tree colors and a mix of them on one piece of fabric.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Friday, 27 June 2008
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
I have bought some fabrics to make two projects, a dress and a hat for my grand daughter and a baby quilt for a small baby, that hopefully arrives to our family in the mear future. I have to plan the sewing of the quilt using the programe Electric Quilt 6.
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Monday, 7 April 2008
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
I have made two bags for candles.
The white and black one is made with some black patchwork decorations and then covered with machine stitches.
The green one is made of small pieces of self dyed fabric - all of them green. The seems are covered with different kind of decorative seems like cracy patchwork. The inside of the green bag is in fabric with small pink flowers.
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Yesterday I visited an art exebition on Silkeborg Bad. I saw some amacing photos from a woman called Kirsten Klein. The photografer has really the sence for the motifes and I felt that her sensations was all over the picture room. I decided to buy an other camera - not to make pictures like hers, but to be able to watch the world this way and in black and white.
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
Some years ago we visited Prag in our holiday. At the same time there was an art excebition from the cow parade. It was very funny to walk around finding the cows and we thought it was a special idea.
As we came home and looked roung the area we live in, we found out that there were not many cows on the fields. Here are mainly huge pig farms. As a protest agaings that I decided to sew a wall carpet called "Thorning Cow Parade"
I started sewing it last week.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
I love the European game "Handball". Recently the Danish mens team won the European champinonship and I watched it on TV. They have played exiting games against teams from Norway, Germany and Croatia. The team was celebrated in Copenhagen as they came home and it was a big party to the hole country.
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
Very often we go to the woods and collect eatable mushrooms. They are a delicacy in cooking and the trip gives us frish air and exercise. But do not pick and eat every mushroom you find. You have to know a lot about them so that you doesn't bring back some that poison you.
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Autumn 07 I have exchanged fabric postgards with a group of people mainly from the USA. We have a group on Yahoo where we write to each other and gives messagen about how and when we send ad recieve cards. I have made a lot of cards and send them and recieved wonderfull fabric postcards from the other members.
Here is one of my own cards.