Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some eye candy......



Yes there is actually some eye candy today but guess what it's not mine!! It's actually my Mums but I thought it deserved to be seen. I have mentioned before that she does the most amazing work. I am lucky enough to have a house full of her projects - always very quick to say 'yes please' if she has something begging for a home! She quilts, felts, does the most amazing stumpwork and intricate embroidery as well as doll making.
The week before last she was lucky enough to take part in a 4 day workshop in Halls Gap. There were various textile workshops but Mum did a 'journey mapping' one with India Flint , an internationally renowned dyer, costumier and artist. One of her popular books is 'Eco Colour'. A lot of the workshop involved communing with nature and collecting bits and pieces which were then used in the dying process . The top photo is the main piece she made over the week and the bottom is a little book they also made. As you all know I struggle with the basics!!!! so I do not understand all the concepts they explored but Mum got such a lot out of these 4 days and has not stopped talking about it. A truly positive experience at a time she really needed it.
I am very excited being lucky enough to win two giveaways in the last few days, a set of ATC's from Kerin at a 'Little Bit of Everything' and a pattern from Kim at 'Kims Big Quilting Experiences'. I'm hoping the third thing may be a lucky lotto ticket so I can travel the world visiting my blogging friends!!!!

7 comments:

Carol said...

How wonderful to have a crafty mum that you can share your love of creation with.

india said...

hello Chocolate Cat,
thanks for your friendly visit...and for the friendly words. the "mapping country" class was indeed special...largely because all of the participants were such lovely people!
so nice that you've published your mother's work...
best wishes
india

Calidore said...

Wow Mum is talented. I love what she created and what better place for creativity than Halls Gap.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Love the pictures of your mom's work, such rich beautiful colors.
~Karen~

Anita said...

How nice you can share a love of crafts with your Mom. I'll keep a good thought on the lotto ticket for you. I may have to invest in one myself.

Victoria said...

What a cool craft subject to explore!
Congratulations on your winning streak, too!

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