On Saturday (13th October) I attended a "Craft Retreat" at "Greenhills" (The Cotter centre)
It was a lot of fun....a whole day of making things, with meals laid on.
I had chosen two classes, "drawing on polymer clay" (which involved creating brooch or pendant blanks, in polymer clay, and drawing "zentangles" on them; and "transfer techniques, and creating a wire bail for a pendant"
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Sunday, 7 October 2012
The top row of ovals are a bit "busy", but will probably look ok on plain fabric. The lower row of ovals work better, I think. There needs to be a plain contrast section, between two areas of pattern.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Polymer clay is endlessly versatile. I hope the images are linked enough ....cells, butterfly wing "cells", organic structures.
The multiplication of the slices is what creates the interest, and I wanted them to look organic - not perfect.
I hope that this time I will get the baking time correct....I burned a previous experiment.
Actually, I think I would like to make a fifth piece, and hang them all in a vertical row, like the textiles squares.
Most of my work is complete now, and I just have to concentrate on how to "finish" everything....(such as adding brooch backs to the polymer clay ovals), and get it ready for display (working out how I am going to attach the glass pieces to the wall or backing board)
This was the ugliest of the nuno-felt pieces I made....it had bobbly green and yellow fun-yarn, trapped in the wool.
It has provided interesting texture though, I'm much happier with it, since accentuating the bobbly bits with blanket stitch.