Thursday, 29 January 2009

Blue Chair and Creative Challenge

I decided to join Helen-Suzanne's new blog which requires an immediate response to a title given, no lengthy thought process allowed. The first title we were given was Blue Chair. This has elicited so many varied responses do take a look over there if you have the time. Some have taken the literal approach and some the more conceptual. My response was done in Photoshop and I may well do something with this later in the year. Helen-Suzanne's own blog is also well worth viewing. For anyone who does not know her she is a very talented artist.

The other piece I was doing today was for Shelagh Folgate's Creative Challengers. No one really knows what comes next so it is quite experimental. The stitching should be done with a Tailors Tack foot but not having one of these a kebab stick had to suffice and I only sewed two into the stitching!

One online class that I have really been enjoying over the last three weeks is Ellen Lindner's Adventures in Colour. It has no sewing and is really about developing sound colour theory. Sounds dry I know but far from it. I have done colour theory before and yet Ellen makes it so interesting and also brings out an increased awareness amongst her students. She also does other classes which do involve sewing. Her website is well worth checking out.

That's all for now folks, must go and eat before ER starts.


  1. Maggi this two pieces are very precious..........the second it seems a gold fabric.
    ciao ciao

  2. I love the pieces you have made for Shelagh's challenge. Sumptuous! Glad to hear your flu has gone.

  3. I love your take on the blue chair and the art work is lovely too. i'm going to have a look at Ellen Linder's Adventures in Colour nw, but I need anothier class like a hole in the head just now (smile)

  4. I love these pieces Maggi, the colours are great.

  5. Third time lucky?!! Love your blue chair and your stitched pieces. The Noro yarn is Japanese I think and should be available from any good wool shop or online supplier. Thanks for the tip about scrim as a background for embellishing - I hadn't thought of that.

  6. Love your creative challenges pieces.


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