CHALLENGE 2013: This was a non happening but will be part of my next years work as I work thru the year

CHALLENGE 2012 : Each month I will choose a picture from last years challenge and create a fibre art interpretation of it or piece of it using at least one new technique each time.

CHALLENGE: 2011: 365 days in picture.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Seeds & Pods

I came back to my car the other day to find the tree I had parked under had deposited this seed pod on the bonnet.

This got me all fired up so on the way home I stopped off at the local to pick up a pack of air dry moulding clay.  The pods are almost the perfect size for my piece so I have something great to work with.  Here are the beginnings of the seeds.

They are almost ready to be painted.  Hopefully today I will get the background painted up and the pods shaped.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


After much deliberating I have decided to challenge myself, is that not what it is about, to the little red seeds pic. 

My main 'challenge' has been to get my head around those shiny little seeds which my sister also thought would be a headache.  However, thanks to all those hours she spends with her grandchildren having fun with different crafts I think I have the answer.  Now the proof will be in my playing.

The size will be an 8inch square artists canvas and I may only produce 3 seedpods using fabric and an ultra thick water soluble film.  You leave more than the normal amount of 'film' in your piece when washing out , mould into a shape which it holds when dry.  Living in a very humid part of the country does not seem to be a problem so it should not collapse on me.

Friday, June 1, 2012

June - possibilities

Remove the side bits of the mobile and recreate just the Fish?

I am keen to work on a small square canvas and this appeals to me!

Or do I attempt to replicate as machine embroidery the amazing work of Hendrik Stroebel ?