Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Ngaire was looking at my fair isle cardigan and it gave me the idea for 'Close Up' . I am experimenting on creating a shadow with bias strips so was a very useful excersise. Thanks Lorraine for an interesting topic. Cheers Anna
PS. Good to catch up with you Kerry at Rose City Quilters the other day.
Close Up was a very interesting challenge. After thinking and rethinking a number of possibilities I decided to revisit the swan photos I had worked with some years ago. With the aid of Photoshop I manipulated the photo to give it a painterly effect and once printed it was heavily stitched. This quilt combines two fascinations, the digital world and my love of stitch.
You have some wonderful quilts coming your way Lorraine I hope this one also gives you pleasure.
Friday, August 1, 2014
I am enjoying receiving the little quilts - they are beautiful and will be on display in my sewing room.
Thanks ladies, cheers Lorraine
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
My plan for 'up close' was to do an interpretation of my close up photo of a giraffe's eye from our visit to Monarto Zoo last year but once I'd drawn it up it just looked like lots of brown and black blobs! So onto the internet to find another image - a magnifying glass and ants. A disturbing fact is that there is a lot of information and images about how to burn ants using a magnifying glass and the sun. Macabre!!!
I already had an ant stamp which I used to do the little ants, and I knew that 'ant' fabric that I bought in the US last year would come in handy one day!