Firstly thanks for all the messages of support I've had from you all when my Sister, Lynda, died suddenly
last month. I am blessed indeed to have good friends, thanks most especially to Julie Arkell and Taylor and the lovely women on the papier mache workshop for their love and care when I got the awful news at West Dean.
Just posting the progress I've made with the inchies (which arrived whilst I was at West Dean).
Here are the bits and bobs I'd collated months ago ......
My inchie is based on a token - I was so besotted with the Threads of Feeling exhibition I went to last year with Danielle - that I thought I would do a 'token' inchie. I ditched the fabric hearts which were too fiddly and opted instead to do a heart made up of french knots! Thereby conquering my complete inability to make a french knot.
The inchie token is made up of a piece of stripy pale pink silk, then a piece of antique silk with part of a flower stitched in a gold thread with french knots in the corners, then the french knot heart. The gorgeous
antique silk is truly beautiful - I got this marvellous morceau from my friend Sandie at Rag Rescue.
Here are a couple of the inchies ................
I hope to finish my inchies and send them off in the post by the end of next week and am sorry it has taken me a while. They have, though, been very therapeutic.
Tomorrow I'm lucky enough to be attending the private view of Julie Arkell's solo exhibition;
'I've Dusted The Farmyard' which continues until 12 May 2012 at the Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool.
Love to All