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Archive for September 19th, 2012

Last week I was lucky enough to attend a two day thread painting workshop with Pam Holland. Pam is from South Australia and is usually working overseas for 10 months of the year. This is Pam’s ‘year off’ so we were lucky to have her in the country and even luckier to have her come to Sydney to teach.

We had to find an image of a pair of shoes we liked.  I found this quite a difficult task and spent far more time than I had anticipated searching for something which appealed to me. Either there was only one shoe, or there were feet in them or the images were too small and poor quality. I finally found a pair I was pleased with.

I found learning a new technique makes you a ‘complete beginner’. There is so much to learn! I’ve started some stitching but there is still so much more to be done. I’m pleased with it so far. The black lines you see are Frixion pen. I was having trouble seeing the colour graduations easily and thought I’d try my new Frixion pen as they are supposed to ‘disappear’ with heat. Unfortunately I don’t have time to work on this little quilt at the moment because I’m still working on quilting my Camborne Quilt – my deadline is fast approaching.

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