Saturday, 18 October 2008

Picture Post

Despite the birthday celebration and an afternoon of hospital 'procedure' (ending in 'oscopy' )I managed to get a pile of stuff ready for The Platform Gallery Christmas Exhibition so now I'm going to bombard you with a few of the 40 or so pictures I took. For some reason I really like this whole collection (OOH! Get me! ) so I'm showing off.
Isn't that what blogs are for?
If you want more detail click on the pictures.
I bought some new silk from The Bombay Stores stand at a show so I used it to make these silk and velvet cuffs and brooches.

Don't you just love how it glows?


I tried to match them to encourage sales!



Then I started again with the Harris Tweed.
Round brooches.

Do you like the new labels?

Tweed cuffs with added silk and velvet,

This is a bit too macro,


and a new little type of purse.

I've tried a new fastening method , a strip of fabric

that goes round the back and fastens with velcro.

Here's a red/gold one.
They are outrageously expensive.


And I did some more tweed hearts.

Here's the tweed and silk together.

And the whole lot...

Oh and I finished decorating some books. They all have a little bit on the first page.

I delivered them on Thursday so I could see the Open Textile Exhibition. It was a really good mix of styles and techniques. I wish I'd gone earlier so I could have recommended it to you but it finishes today I think.

I've made a bit of a decision about blogging. I have Google reader so I can keep an eye on the blogs I'm following, but I just can't keep up with it and comment on every post of every blog I read, so I have decided to ease off on myself a bit.I add new ones every day, there are so many. I am still reading but I might not comment as much. That seems really selfish, and I love all the comments I get. I try to reply but even if I don't I am still very appreciative. (And if you don't have a blog and don't leave me an e-mail address I can't anyway)So here's a big Thank You to everyone who comments.

Now I have to tag 6 people.I was tagged by Highland Fairy . Its taken me a while to find 6 who haven't already been tagged but here they are:
Caroline Inckle
Cariad in Crete
Mermaids Purse
Fabulous Threads
Maureens Mixture
Creative Wabbit
You have to write 7 random facts about yorself and then link back to the person who tagged you (That would be me) and tag 6 more.
Or you can ignore it.
I must say I had a lot of fun when I wrote mine, thinking about which ones to choose..there are so many!



44 comments:

Jude said...

Stunning... that's first thought that comes to mind. Good luck.
I quite understand about your comments, as I've said before, you pop up everywhere. Please try to keep in contact though, I wound miss your encouragement.

ANNA said...

Beautiful as always!

Daisie said...

You are right to show off, these are so beautiful, am really liking the purse with the 'tail'!
xxx

Heather said...

The colours are gorgeous - they are like jewels - all your things are just beautiful. I can't help thinking that if I stopped blogging and did more work I'd have a lot more to show for my time! It is so nice to see what others are up to and very inspirational even if we do quite different things from each other. Good luck with everything.

arlee said...

You must have been a demon in the studio over the last week or so! These are a pile of candy!
Commenting back does take a lot of time----and it's yours to decide to do with as you please---just a general thank you in a post will be nice for most people---i like the way Maggie Grey handles it----but i would miss "hearing" from you so often :}

jude said...

gotcha about the blogging thing.
yes. it glows.
your colors are delicious.

Genie said...

Wow, so beautiful. Good luck

Chyadesign said...

Hi Jackie
These are lovely - good luck with your sales - I am sure that you will do well. I went to the exhibition at the Platform Gallery on Thursday and thought it was a superb exhibition. There were so many intersting and varied pieces to look - I really enjoyed it and came home quite inspired to make more effort to get down to producing some pieces myself! I have been a bit reluctant on that score recently.

maggik1 said...

Oh, Jackie - I love the silk brooches! Please can I order one like the one in the picture with the pink velvet? I'll speak to you about it soon? Everything is delicious!! Still struggling with my e-mail ....

Beate Knappe said...

You are right to show off, these are so beautiful -as always! And so inspirational. Good luck with everything.

Linda Stilin said...

OooooHHHH!! FABULOUS work, absolutely rich with color and style. I love your work so very very much - it's gorgeous. I also find myself wanting to get out my stash and uncover my sewing machine!
Thank you for brightening the textile art world with your creations!

maria said...

Absolutely stunning, especially love the hearts.

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hello, I LOVE, ADORE, ALL your work its STUNNING you are Sooooooooooo!!!! talented .

I love the new purses and the hearts well they do melt my heart stunning work .

your designs would translate in to the most fab wallpaper

Don'T worry about answering back its fine I understand ,its quiet difficult to answer every one.
Love from sesga xx

Kayla coo said...

Amazing colours and stitches Jackie.
It is all beautiful.x

hens teeth said...

A request.... make more and put them for sale in your Etsy Shop pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaase x

Gina said...

Some pretty amazing showing off there Jackie. Lovely work, gorgeous colours... all fabulous! Hope it all sells. Get what you're saying about the blogging!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Now THESE are eye candy!! The colours just glow on the computer screen so I can only begin to imagine what they are like in real life. You won't have any trouble selling these, for sure.

Threadspider said...

So, so lovely. And such hard work to make so many things=I am surprised you have time to blog at all, let alone send lovely personal responses. Whatever you do, we'll be watching and enjoying.

Miss Frugality said...

Wonderful work Jackie! I love the way the silks shimmer,and everything looks so tactile....makes me want to reach into the computer!

kay susan said...

Lovely work! Not showing off - SHARING! Love the jewel bright colours.

Gunnels blog said...

Jackie, I love these, wonderful, wonderful ! good luck !!!

paulahewitt said...

these are beautiful. im so jealous of your talent.xx. and i fully understand about the blogging thing ;) its enough to know people are reading and visiting but the comments take the time - i wasnt going to comment today until I saw what youd written about comments. grin.

Ro Bruhn said...

More fabulous work. I love your colour combinations, they really sing. The silk ones are beautiful and I like your new labels too.

Lorie M. said...

oh my your stuff is so gorgeous! I'm sure it's worth every penny! Really, like fabric jewels. fab.

StegArt said...

Wow Jackie! That was a fabulous post full of eye candy! I loved everything I saw.

Kitty said...

Absolutely stunning work Jackie. No wonder you're pleased with them.

Oh and is there such a thing as 'too macro'? ;-)

x

Kitty said...

To clarify my remark above Jackie, I meant that you cannot be too macro when it comes to showing your work 'up close and personal'. It's beautiful - lots more macro shots please!

x

Liz said...

These are awesome, Jackie. I love them all!

hippopip said...

Absolutely stunning its like being a child in a sweetshop such lovely jewel like colours and they look fantastic all together.

julie king said...

every piece is gorgeous!

Raggy Rat said...

love the lables and love 'how it glows' and so sorry about the oscopy XXXXXX

Sue B said...

Oh my gosh these are all absolutely gorgeous!

Mary said...

Love them all!

Acey said...

Can't imagine anybody begrudging you the time you need for yourself rather than commenting. All the pics in this post are such a visual feast. Plus I must say I hope I look as vibrant and beautiful at 80 as your mother did in that picture from last year's birthday!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Gorgeous Harris Tweed brooches. Really.

I've given you a wee shout out on my blog today. I do enjoy visiting you.

Kim said...

Stunningly beautiful work, thank you for sharing the pictures:)

I don't always comment on the blogs I read, and I try to visit just a few each day and comment on those. After all, not everyone posts every day either, so it makes life easier.

Good luck with the exhibition

Kim x

Victoria said...

My goodness, I feel like a lazy slug after seeing all that you have created... and it is all gorgeous! And I completely understand about the commenting. It is very time consuming and I also have been having to pull back a bit on commenting and posting. There are just only so many hours in a day! Now I really need to take a page out of your play book, and start producing more art!

alice c said...

All of your embroidery is a feast for the eyes but my favourite is definitely the blue/green silk combination. I could practically eat it because it looks SO delicious.

Linda said...

Oh everything is luscious Jackie and I just want to stroke that velvet fabric!! Wish I was going to the Wonderland Exhibition - sounds fabulous.
Linda xx

Morna said...

Good Lord, Woman! I love your Byzantium-style cuffs! GORGEOUS. Of course, I love Byzantium, too! :-)

Heloise said...

Wonderful colours. Good luck with the exhibition.

Robyn said...

So much eye candy! I love the notebooks!I know what you mean about not getting around to everyone especially since we add new links to our blogs on a daily basis. There are just so many amazing blogs out there and I keep saying one more, one more.

green phoenix said...

Jackie, firstly thanks for your words, I am thinking along those lines too.
I bleated on for long enough about doing work for PG and you've just got on with it!
Looks beautiful and I'm sure you'll sell loads.

solange bonnet said...

it's so beautiful. I love your work.



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