Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Be Prepared!

I've never been a Boy Scout or even a Girl Guide but I do like being prepared, so I have been making up these fabric and thread packs in readiness for North Somerset Arts Week during which Gordano Textile Artists have an open studio event at Portishead.   I know it is still two weeks away, but I never know what life is going to throw at me next and hate leaving things till the last minute.

 One of our members has offered us the use of her garden room and garden for exhibiting and serving teas, coffees and homemade cakes, weather permitting.  Her house is Purbeck Lodge and the entrance is opposite the boating lake car park.   We open on Thursday May 9th until Sunday May 12th from 11 am to 4 pm each day.   I will be on duty on Friday and Sunday so do come and say hello if you are in the area.

I made 50 of the fabric packs in the first photo - they almost sold out at Nature in Art - and 50 of the thread and yarn packs below.
The other packs which are very popular and did sell out are these little ones of sparkly snippets so, you've guessed it, I made up 50 of these as well.

The other thing which has kept me busy lately is the new module of my course.   I made these two little origami books, whose folded pages provide four little pockets,  from scrap paper.   The one on the left has pages made with a Sunday colour supplement and the for the smaller one I used scrap A4 sheets.

Just off to a lunchtime concert at the church as part of Thornbury Arts Festival.   Must dash.


Charlton Stitcher said...

I love the little books - especially the one made from colour supplements. I've just finished doing Dionne Swift's online sketchbook course so these are rather appealing to me!

Julie said...

You must be exhausted After all that packaging! I think you've earned a rest!

Carol Q said...

OMG you have been busy Heather. I'll try and get to you if I'm able to. I've always loved origami since a child. I've got a couple of Robert Harbin's original books. A great idea to use origami to make your books.

sharon young said...

Wow! That's a lot of packs to put together, they look lovely, no wonder they sold out so quickly last time. Good luck with the exhibition.

Robin Mac said...

What wonderful packages they look, no wonder they sell out so quickly. I love the little books you have made too. I have just signed up to do a book stitching workshop - I might try out some small books after that. Cheers

The Weaver of Grass said...

As usual, lovely stuff Heather.
Thank you so much for that lovely card you sent me and for the kind things you said about our book, Flights of Fancy. Your card is now on permanent display.

Ro Bruhn said...

Good luck with the exhibition, your packs should sell in a flash. Love your little books too.