Thursday, 21 September 2017


Marilyn loves colour and she treated herself to this lovely Kantha stitched wrap/scarf at the South West quilt and textile show.

She also bought a marbling kit but was disappointed that the inks seems to be much more liquid than in the demonstration.

Nevertheless we think she did brilliantly for a first attempt.Debby suggested taking a viewfinder to find the bits of interest to her.

She acquired the book of Chris Ofili's tapestry.He designed it, but it was woven by Dovecote Studios in Edinburgh ,taking them two and a half years to complete.

there are some stunning colours within.

Now we came to her next challenge ,a piece for The Clothworkers Guild who exhibit every two years This time it will be in Southwark Cathedral and has to be a new work.

At first she found it difficult to find inspiration but eventually decided on water,more specifically the River Thames.

There is a plain weave weft with the warp threads interlaced.This is then dyed and felted.Marilyn had tried out some colours by painting directly onto the threads .

She is wearing her sampler here and is as yet undecided as to the final piece 

It may end up as a wrap for wearing or a wall hung piece.So many,many hours of work.

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