Friday, 1 March 2019

Coromandel calling

Wyuna Bay as the sun rises, looking across to Coromandel Town and Castle Rock with classic rows of post boxes!

How hard can life be? To have to visit one of the loveliest spots in New Zealand and spend a couple of days with a bunch of lively, interested, fun and willing ladies. Someone has to do the hard work!!

For this outing we were looking at the origami-like Zhen Xian Bao Thread booklets, interpreted in papers, silk, cotton, linen, Lutradur and Evolon. We also had time to discover the joys of the 'embellisher' machine to make some interesting covers, edges and cords for the booklets.

Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: Beautiful silk combination

Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: Great textures highlighted by gilt wax

Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: The practice pieces were in papers

Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: Lovely papers and pen decorations

Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: Unusual and creative combination and layout for this one

Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: Gorgeous Dupion Silks

Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: Looking forward to seeing this one completed - denim, scrim, kozo paper and possibly fish skins later!

Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: Linen with added stitching.
Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: Perfect Chinese brocades

Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: Time to play with Lutradur and Evolon
Thread Booklet Interpretations mentored by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: Stunning embellishing on denim for the cover to compliment the red silk.
These are but a few of the booklets which are well underway by the end of day 2.

Coromandel stitchers, party on!
Thank you for inviting me, I look forward to returning and Happy Birthday Shirleen!

If you are interested in any of the workshops I offer to groups, see http://alysnsburntofferings.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_71.html
http://alysnsburntofferings.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_19.html
http://alysnsburntofferings.blogspot.com/p/metals-meshes-beyond-workshops.html
http://alysnsburntofferings.blogspot.com/p/freestyle-machine-embroidery.html

To find where and what I am teaching in 2019 including retreats and workshops at my studio:
http://alysnsburntofferings.blogspot.com/p/out-and-about.html

Cheers girls.



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