(photo taken at a coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where we are celebrating the holidays together- all 6 of us.)
Happy New Year!
|Ribbons in Hong Kong|
|Fabric Market in Ho Chi Minh City|
|Beads at the fabric market in Kowloon.|
|A fabric stall in Kowloon.|
|Start by putting a 2 1/2 inch strip to cover the toe. |
It isn't necessary to worry about what angle to put it on.
|Lay a selvage strip over the first strip (good side UP) and sew through |
the three layers- in this case the green fabric, red fabric and batting.
|Use your walking foot for this. |
It helps all the layers feed into the machine at the same time.
|If you are not sure if you caught the strip below|
with your stitches
simply lift the selvage edge and peek under.
|If you don't have enough selvage strips add a few regular fabric strips. |
Here I used a striped fabric measuring 1 1/2 inches wide.
Place good sides facing and sew a regular 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Flip and iron and proceed with selvage strips.
|The covered socks should be mirror images of each other|
|This ribbon came tied on a gift from my favourite quilt store.|
|Reflective Tree by Scott Eunson|
|Gunnel Hag's work using photo transfers|
|photo of the wall in the courtyard of Giulietta's|
house in Verona, Italy.
|photo of a rusty panel, Verona streets.|
This was transferred onto silk. It is really lovely
and almost transparent.
|This photo taken at one of Paris' cemeteries|
was transferred onto a grey fabric with
a small square design.
I like it.
|The building in downtown Toronto |
was transferred onto a piece of
commercially printed cotton
with words and math formulas
|Three of the latest quilts...|
all old tops that were recently machine quilted.
T-shirt quilts and simple squares
|Bunting (knitted) hanging at the Purple Purl.|
|Here is one example (top right side)|
|The view of Trevi from the terrace|
|Acrylic paintings by Virginia Ryan fill the studio space.|
Exhibit SHIFT, 2013
|detail, Les Femmes de Gagne A'la' Rue du Commerce/4|
160cm x 180cm
acrylic on canvas
|fabric dresses as inspiration|
|Catalogue cover for SHIFT|
|The town of Trevi seen from the terrace of the house we will be staying in.|
|Vineyards and olive trees in the Umbria countryside.|
|Looking west at the view of the hills.|