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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

making waves...for C-art

where does the time go? sorry I haven't been here much, just had so much to do to get ready for C-art, strange how in a year my studio has filled up with so much stuff! Thank goodness for the beautiful clean new loft space above and a loft ladder...husband of great patience I salute you!It felt like moving house, but now we have room for 3 artists and room for lovely visitors...

The New Bookshop in Cockermouth is kindly hosting a C-artists window display...so thought I'd better rustle up something new...been feeling sea-ish since my return from Mull...

here's a run through of the 'how to create a wave' process...choose delicious fabrics, snip them up and lay them on a backing of old blue blanket, needle felt with my fab machine, then get free machine stitching with more stunning blues...now the tricky bit, turn into a tube, stitch up by hand...luckily it just fits on my machine so I can stitch over the joins to blend them in and afterwards the fun part adding a lacey wavy top using dissolvable fabric...





I do like a technical and artistic challenge...and actually I am pretty chuffed...it worked! 

By the way I am having a few issues leaving comments on your blogs since I changed my blog name, apologies, I do visit and love your blogs, I will try and sort it out..any ideas please let me know!

Havea great week, back with some C-arty pics I hope, have a great week Emmaxx

8 comments:

thriftwood said...

I love the mix of blues on this post Emma! How lovely to have your very own studio and lots of extra space too ...

Have a lovely week
Claire xxx

Joy said...

I love love love those colours and your beautiful waves, Emma! Such talent!
I'm happy for you that you got your extra space organised - what a good hubby you have!
Wishing you happy crafty days!
Joy x

Down by the sea said...

I love the waves, the blues you are so creative.It must have made a lovely display.
Sarrah x

sweetpea family said...

Your studio sounds perfect and I love your new piece the colours are so beautiful x

Jessie's Needle said...

Wow Emma, it really does look like its made out of waves.
S xx

Alessandra said...

stunning!!!!
xxxx Ale

Taciana Simmons said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Emma.such beautiful colors and the texture is just yummy... I can "see" the waves and the ocean on it :)

jackie said...

Lovely colours. Thanks for visiting my blog.