Friday, May 16, 2008

Autumn Forests

Autumn Forest #1 For Sale $40US inclusive of postage

Autumn Forest #2 For Sale $40 US inclusive of postage SOLD

Autumn Forest#3 For Sale $40US inclusive of postage SOLD
I did some dyeing today and these autumn forest fabrics turned out like real bewdies! Just like the trees in the autumn garden.

The top piece is a little sample I am doing. I think I showed a photo of a Syrian horse rug I bought when in Syria- I really liked the colours and it was all half square triangles. I did think I might make a piece with half square triangles but it is not really me so I have been batting my head against the wall trying to think of some way to still get the effect but do it differently. I tried this little piece today- stitching every other triangle- i also laid on some copper banding- i am still in the thinking stages. Maybe I should just freehand applique hand cut triangles on. I will try that tomorrow but now that I look at the piece on the screen I do quite like it.The copper banding will get some hand stitching over the top in coarse black cotton.

I also spent some time making a portfolio book with Viovio. Has anyone used this company? Their system was quite easy to use and you can also upload your own pdf. Anyway I decided to take the plunge and produce my own book of images to do with the work I am doing for my exhibition. ( Th e postage cost almost more than the book- as I used International express post- I thought it was possible to get prepaid satchels in the US for international post?). I will be interested to see what the quality is like and i deliberately used images of different sizes so that I can see what works and what doesn't in case I do like their system.


Sue said...

I so love those triangles - the colours are so gorgeous and warm.
Please show more as this progresses. Fabulous.

Bernice said...

So attractive Rug Sale with unique designs...

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lyric said...

For anyone looking at her fabric - just want you to know how spectacular it is in person! My package from around the world arrived quickly and Oh My!!! My heart skipped several beats as I opened it right there in the driveway. It's rich and complex and beautiful.

Thank you Dijanne!

Anonymous said...

I have been trying to find your book "72 ways not to stipple or meander". Can you help me please? Sylvia Stanbra

Many thanks