Saturday, 12 February 2011
Thing-a-day 12 Richard Box Class
to give a workshop on Richard Box's technique of making a picture from itsy
bitsy bits of fabric.
I chose my usual palette of pinks, purples and green YUM! Pam showed us how
to use PVA glue and a cocktail stick to apply each teeny bit of fabric to
the background. Well.....it was hot and sunny here in Cambridge and I was
expecting to be home by 1 pm! The meeting finished at 12 and then it was
time for lunch so Pam didn'tget to demonstrate till after lunch. I stayed a
short while then went home as Tony did not expect me to be away all day!
Tony and I went to Anglesey Abbey to enjoy the snowdrops and the winter
walk. Later on, I decided to carry on with my Richard Box picture.
Now then....anyone who knows me knows that I cannot do anything SLOWLY!!!! I
whipped out my can of 505 spray.....blitzed the background with it and then
scattered the fabric confetti onto it. Brilliant! Very soon I was machine
embroidering the background with variagated thread. So much faster...YAY!
Next, I used my much loved black thread to add detail, and finally, the
beads and sequins while we enjoyed a pre-meal G&T! Still not finished but
looking OK I am pleased to present it as my TAD for today.... Thank you Pam