Before I get to the matters at hand, let me express condolences and prayers to those families who lost loved ones and/or were injured at the Boston Marathon this past weekend. To say I was appalled and horrified would be an understatement. There are no words that can express my sorrow for those who have suffered at the hands of someone so utterly evil. It is a sad commentary on our world today when people inflict such atrocities on their fellow man. I pray that they find those responsible and they are punished to the fullest extent of the law.
I think Spring has finally arrived here in Northern Michigan, at least it’s trying. Beautiful sunny day, the ice is almost totally melted from the pond, temperature is 55 degrees F and the Canada Geese have returned to hatch another brood. All is right with the world here at the Drake’s Nest.
Thought I’d share a project that I am currently working on. This is one of the samples I am working on to use in the a thread painting class that I am teaching on April 20th at the Hollyhocks Quilt Shop in Harrisville, Michigan. If you are familiar with the area and would like to take the class, the fee is $10 and there are spaces available. Class is from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Hollyhocks is located at 301 E. Main Street in Harrisville, MI (989-724-7788).
This particular project is a combination of thread painting, painting on the fabric with InkTense dye sticks and pencils and printing the actual photo onto fabric. I’ll post a picture of it when I have it completed.
The next picture is a close up of the Keeper’s quarters detailing some of the thread painting that is in progress.
Still has a long way to go, but I’m pleased with how its coming along.
I am currently in a PC (post card) swap on the Connecting Threads website and as soon as it is completed and my partner has received her PC, I’ll post a picture of that. To give a little background, we had to do a 4″ x 6″ fabric post card that was based either on a book or a character from a book. I chose H.G. Wells’ “First Men in the Moon” as my book theme. I’ll leave it at that for if I say much more I’ll give it away.
Coming in the near future will be an offering of a block of the month, swaps, and challenges. Let me know what you would like to see in the way of projects. Want to do a UFO buster? Interested in applique, redwork, embroidery? How about making teddy bears or replicating your child’s art work in fabric? Let me know and we’ll see what we can do for you.
The Drake’s Nest Studio website will soon be getting items on it that will be for sale and getting totally updated as well.
Until next time, May you all enjoy the unfolding Spring and be safe.
Best wishes – Terri at the Drake’s Nest in Ossineke, MI