Friday, 21 May 2010

Remember Dorinda and the Ganesh wallhangings ???....



Decided to imortalise Dorinda...I have a vision that this will be a textured embroidered piece for my textile show in October thought I'd have a circus /fairground theme .......even thought I might have jugglers... fire eaters at the private view .....mmmm maybe not with all that fabric around ....
Progress on Ganesh wallhangings....
The wallhangings 'hangin' in the playground to dry.... They are now in the second stage.... the children have batiked the edges( look at the video how confident they were at batiking the edges they are only 10 ...thought they did brilliantly for 1st time at using a tjanting) and used coloured dyes for the borders the next step is shisha mirror work and tassels .......will make the shisha stitch a bit simpler for 10 yr olds though ......xx
video

14 comments:

  1. I am amazed and what you can get your kids to do! Should be fantastic stuff and the horse, I am ready to go for a ride! I just came in from a walk with Philo and walked past my neighbors icelandic pony and
    come in to see this!!!!! Brilliant. xo

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  2. Very good video how confident they seem.....great painting something i wish i could do....the course is an evening one Lorna...6.30 to 9.30 xx

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  3. Thanks Corrine yes I am amazed at what they can do too ...they love it ......thanks for powerful positive spirit vibes really appreciated.......xx
    Hey Jennie painting is like drawing or stitching you just have to keep doing it ...exercising your drawing and painting muscles i tell my children !!....interesting about the course may come to that ...xx

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  4. Dorinda is glorious! I imagine calliope music at your textile show circus.

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  5. I love your merrygoround horse!!! and the kids work is terrific too. What a great teacher they have. I imagine you are at your school working not your home studio??? It looks like a really well lit roomy place to move around and work. Bravo to you and the kids.

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  6. lesley Yes i did take a shine to Dorinda she was different somehow to all the other carousel horses .....yes and maybe I could make costumes for my show too .....mmmmmmaybe getting carried away it's just a little show at a veggie cafe art house ...but I like the music idea ...(don't know what calliope music is will go and look it up straightaway)xx
    thanks Lynn I am always amazed how each piece of work is so different even though they used the same stencils and printing blocks thats the wonder of creativity ....xx

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  7. ah yes Lesley calliope music is perfect ....I didn't know it was called that .....you learn something every day .....x

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  8. Ha, Lorna! I have a beautiful kind of Sgt. Pepper's satiny jacket I could send you so you may act as ringmistress. By the way, I don't think there is any such thing as "just a little show". Go revel in it! It's a BIG deal.

    "Calliope music" just made me laugh. I chat frequently with bloggers in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. We all speak English, right? But every once in awhile . . . I jumped in on some comments about a "swede" recently. Who KNEW it was what I called a "turnip"!? Everyone involved giggled for days.

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  9. ooh Lesley I might take you up on the borrow of your jacket .....it's a kind of plan that's hatching at the moment....i think it will make the evening a bit more of an event ....I am thinking I could make multi coloured juggling balls to sell too.......gosh better get stitchin'....xx ( love the swede /turnip thing...)

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  10. Dorinday is just lovely, & soo big!Big, small, a show is exciting!

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  11. Tjantings and shisha mirrors...... I want to come and play at your school! Amazing dexterity for a ten year old.

    Re my son's dreadlocks: he has had them about 8 years.

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  12. thanks both .....Does your son get the question ...do you wash your hair at all??? Jim used to get that one all the time....he always said 'Yes do you ??'....he he ...xx

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  13. i can't wait to see what you do with the horse!

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