Friday, 17 September 2010

Resting on Someone Else's Laurels!

I said I would try to make my blog more interesting! The picture above is a detail from a long panel our youngest daughter made in felt, then added stitching, beads, etc. The lettering includes all the names of the shipping areas around the British Isles. She has had a long fascination for the shipping forecast and meteorology. I apologise for not getting a better shot, and as it hangs in a corner of a small room stuffed with furniture and boxes, I was unable to get it in full. It needs to be seen close up to appreciate all the detail.



Said daughter has recently moved a lot of her stuff into our smallest bedroom and I have designated it her 'studio'. She has so little space in her own home and needed somewhere she could work on things then go away and leave them, rather than have to pack everything away again.

She is also very interested in Russian art and made the above bag from various scraps of fabric and ribbons. St.Basil's Cathedral is painted directly onto the fabric with metallic paints.



Another passion of hers is crows - corvids in general but especially crows. I just love this bag - she made the felt then dry felted the crow - I envy her talent. When I think of my four years of City and Guilds Embroidery and various courses since and the fact that she did 'O'level Textiles at school then a one day feltmaking course a few years ago, I wonder if I should give up altogether.

Another felted and stitched piece which has been manipulated and beaded .......................



............................ and one last manipulated felted piece with added fabrics and stitching.

Perhaps these photos of her work brought me luck as I had no problem today in getting them onto the laptop and then posting them on here. I think all computers and laptops should come with a warning! No-one tells you how contrary they can be.


An update on the fly situation: thankfully they are noticeable by their absence today, so I hope we have seen the last of them - I vacuumed up the last few this morning. They are quite clever and have managed to avoid the fly papers. One has one fly on it, another has three and the third, none at all. How's that for bloody-mindedness? All I have to do now is clean the windows!


13 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I did not know there was such a thing as a clever fly Heather!

Your daughter's pieces look absolutely fascinating and how good of you to give her a room where she can leave her stuff out. (I suppose that is what Mums are for, isn't it).

maggi said...

Glad that you have seen off the flies. What lovely work your daughter does, a chip of the old block indeed. As well as giving her room to work it must be nice for you to have her there to share the work with you.

Carol Q said...

by gum what a clever bunch of girls in your family Heather. I know what you mean about studying textiles at school. I'm very envious of what's available now. The talent in the end of year shows that I've been to is amazing and I've sometimes wondered why I bother LOL

Heather said...

I should explain that the blue and white blobs on the first piece about the shipping forecast, are not part of the design. They are merely the tacks holding it onto the wall. It is nice for me to have her here more often, but I must remember why she is here!

Julie said...

Your daughter's work is lovely, it must be in the genes :) I'm glad your fly problem is going away.

Jackie said...

You obviously inspired your daughters love of textiles, so don't think of giving up.She is very lucky to have such a generous mother, making a studio for her in your home.I love the crow bag particularly.

Robin Mac said...

Your daughter is so lucky to have a talented mother like you, and a generous one to let her have one of your rooms to store her stuff. But it would be lovely for the two of you working together. Definitely don't give up, your daughter's work is lovely, but so is yours. Cheers, Robin

Ro Bruhn said...

You have a very creative daughter Heather, she obviously has your genes, and how lovely of you to offer her a studio in your home.

Maureen said...

Like Mother , Like Daughter Heather, two very talented ladies!!

sharon young said...

Beautiful work, Heather, no doubt where you daughter gets her talent from, I love the little crow bag.
We had the same problem with the flies, I wonder if it's late hatchings as the weather's so changeable.
Thanks so much for dropping in on my blog, it's so lovely to see our children's talents blossom.

Linda said...

Such wonderful, imaginative work - what a talented daughter you have Heather. I especially like the flower...very inspiring.

JaneO said...

Just carry on enjoying what you do, Heather. You are both very talented.

BT said...

Wow how amazingly talented your daughter is, Heather. I wonder where she gets it from? You do such amazing things and are so talented too.