Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Salley Mavor

Sally Mavor is an amazing artist. I admire anyone who can finish a piece and she does some amazing stuff which is shared on her site Wee Folk Studio

detail from the last illustration from Sally's 2001 picture book, In the Heart.

Even the logo for her Etsy shop is gorgeous.

She describes hereself thus
"Today, I sew different materials together to create fanciful scenes in relief, much like miniature, shallow stage sets, with figures imposed on embellished fabric backgrounds. My work is decorative and detailed, full of patterns from nature and  found objects, all  sewn together by hand with a needle and thread. The original fabric relief sculptures have been photographed and used to illustrate 10 children’s books, including the award-winning Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Original illustrations from Pocketful of Posies are touring the country into 2014. My how-to book, Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects is still being discovered, after almost 10 years in print."

Friday, January 11, 2013


Alas I have discovered  new passion. I am overflowing with passions for textile works and this one is no exception. I undertook this workshop in kumihimo when the one I had signed up for was cancelled. The kit was only $3.50, perfect I thought. I didn't have to spend a fortune on anything as I have a plethora of threads.

Now I also have a beatiful sassafras maru dai like this one.

Several books, some of the hand held variety of disks - some of which are intended as gifts and a new passion.
Here are the samples I made in the class. Bev Bills from the SA Spinners and Weavers was an excellent teacher.
It's so good to be creating again.
Tomorrow I'll be creating a small stitched landscape with Glenys Leske.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Summer School and Mix it Up

The SA Embroiderers Guild Summer School starts tomorrow. Unfortunately the classes I really wanted to do didn't have enough sign ups and had to be cancelled which was very disappointing. Still I am going to learn a new skill - Kumihomo braiding. I chose this class because I only need to spend $3.50 on a disk and I had everything else.
I haven't done much on the embroidery front for some time cause I have to work for a living and I've had the chance to do lots of overtime. This is going to pay for my cruise in November.
I'll have more time for creating now though and I'll be starting on things for our Mix It Up exhibition and sale at Easter. More to come soon.