Thursday, 23 October 2008

Dog Daisy Abroad.

I have been really touched by the lovely comments I had after my last post. Thank you to everyone who left me a few words.
I wasn't too sad on Wednesday, but my Mum was of course.
I just remembered the fun we had with him.

Big excitement chez-dogdaisy...I am doing a talk and a workshop OVERSEAS!
Yes, on Friday morning I and my car and much of my tackle, are boarding the Isle of Man steam packet ship from Heysham, and sailing off into the west to deliver a talk and a workshop to the members of the Isle of Man branch of the Embroiderers Guild.
The weather forecast is not good.
I will need a strong stomach and possibly a brown paper bag.
I think I'd better wrap my laptop in plastic.

UPDATE: Thursday pm. Just had a text..early ferry cancelled due to bad weather..postponed to 2.30. Hope I don't miss the talk. I'm the one giving it.

We will be making these boxes on Saturday,


having dyed our own tea bag paper and stitched into it.


I have been making samples using the technique I used in my blog header.

Dyed teabag paper, shibori style, providing a base pattern for applique and stitching over voile.


The ink seeps out as in chromatography and provides surprising bits of colour as a guide for adding stitch and fabrics.
As the colours arrived at are a component of the main colour they always look right and inspire addition of threads and fabrics in a colour you may not have considered.
Much nicer in reality.
I have collated all the pictures of my work for the talk and copied them onto a disc, and a data stick, and my laptop.
I will be using a digital projector.
(I have no idea how to do it.)

If there are any Isle of Man Ladies reading, I am looking forward to meeting you at the talk on Friday evening.
There will be homework.

22 comments:

Gunnels blog said...

Congratulations and good luck!

Gina said...

How exciting Jackie. Hope the talk goes well for you (and the ferry crossing isn't too bad. The workshop looks like it will be fabulous.

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Woohoo! How fab! Just keep looking at the horizon and you'll be fine. So when are you going to do a workshop at my house? lol :o)

Genie said...

Good luck for Friday. safe sailing.
Love the boxes they look fab!!

Kitty said...

Oooh, how exciting - good luck for the talk (and the ferry crossing!) x

Heloise said...

Good luck and a safe crossing.

StegArt said...

Wish I could blink my eyes and be there for your workshop. Looks like a fun project and technique.

arlee said...

Think i'll just whip over on the ferry this weekend :}I WISH!This is such a gorgeous colour and shape combo!!!

Anonymous said...

The boxes look fabulous!
I wish I were going to learn how to do it :)

Bryndis

Kayla coo said...

Wish I was going!

Heather said...

Your boxes are so lovely - lucky ladies from the Isle of Man. Safe journeys both ways and hope the workshop goes well for you. Aren't we lucky to have had such lovely Dads? Mine was much wiser than I gave him credit for at the time! I think I had teenagers of my own before I realised how clever he had been. The memories become easier and less painful in time.

Maureen said...

Beautiful boxes and lucky ladies, enjoy!!

Kim said...

Have a lovely trip and good luck with the talk :)

I've tagged you on my blog, but no obligation :)

Kim x

Tricks said...

Wow, love the boxes. Good luck with your talk, I hope that the crossing is ok for you. Come back safely and tell us all about it. BW Triciax

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I wish Edward and I could attend! Smooth sailing, Jackie! And have fun!

sesga loves 1950s said...

Congratulations!!! well done you ,whilst I'm writing this you are busy teaching your Isle of man ladies how to make the stunning boxes .
I hope you will take lots of photos and show us when you get back.
love from sesga xx

hippopip said...

I do hope that you got here OK and that it all went well I bet they had a fantastic time.Please could you tell me where you willbe selling the silver cuff and brooch? etsy or folksy I would like to buy it as it is superb

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie, many thanks for the fab talk you gave to the ladies at the Isle of Man embroiders guild despite the awful weather and the technical hitch (our fault), you talk was both inspirational and warm hearted.
I loved the workshop and enjoyed using the dye and working on the sewing machine. Thanks for you time.

I hope you got to see some seals at the Sound (where the film waking ned was shot.

Hope your journey is a bit better when you return home monday.

Morna said...

Hi, Jackie - A piece of your beautiful work is featured in today's mosaic on my blog. :-)

Ahipara Girl said...

bum! i wanna come workshop too. a bit far away, just a bit. enjoying the blog as always and all your adventures. R

Victoria said...

Those boxes are spectacular, Jackie!

Raggy Rat said...

yummy work those boxes
i joined the weynouth EG for a while but it was a bit ... stiff !

and yes - you CAN kiss real rats :-)



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