Melbourne was hot, we thought we were escaping the Brisbane heat....however it did not dampen our enthusiasm. We met lots of lovely like minded 'textile artists' and had a very busy 4 days exploring the starfish, learning new techniques and making new friends.
The resulting art works were all so different.
The background is a 'duck' fabric - a heavy weave, which I painted before the class.
I am very happy to be continuing my "year of sewing red".
I am very happy with my starfish, she does need some tweaking and finishing. I do have a plan!
Learning new ideas and techniques and watching and listening to Sophie troubleshoot with both my own and others' work was really interesting. Learning all the time.
I took lots of progress pictures, and am really happy I took the time to do so, even the back of my work.
At the end of the first day, so much more to do!
Detailed stitching, Using the hoop is a new thing for me, however it does reduce the distortion, I must explore this more
The left lower arm, a little fun!
The back, always interesting, and a good way to see how far I have come, and how far to go!
At the end of the fourth day, still some work to do.
I am really happy I took the time to attend, so many ideas floating around in my head, and projects awaiting to be started!