Saturday, January 30, 2010
Janet Bolton Workshop
After a week taken up with lots of work and little play, it was a nice treat today to be able to attend a full-day workshop with Janet Bolton, a textile artist whose work I really love. It's very different from my normal style, but something about it just works. This workshop was great, and quite productive - I managed to get the better part of this piece done (all hand-sewing - yes, I know, that's amazing too) though I have appliqued the bird and added the buttons since I got home. Next step is lots of quilting (hand) in the background to give some texture, and some windows and/or doors on the houses.
Here's a very washed out closeup of the bird - the colour is much truer in the photo above. I've put quite a bit of stitching on the wing, as well - not sure it shows in the photo.
This piece is fairly large (compared to most of Janet's work) - I guess it's about 12" high - but I didn't think I could handle the teeny tiny applique so I thought I better work bigger...