Wednesday, January 31, 2007

What I did at Symposium

Okay, I now have the photos I took at Symposium loaded onto the computer. I only took 64. I guess I am not a natural photographer 'cos after a while I stopped remembering to take them. Perhaps I'll get better at doing this. Anyway, below is the first part of my triptych which I did in my class with Jenny Bowker. I know it doesn't look like much for a 3 day class, but I didn't take the class with any great expectations of producing a masterpiece. And I took much longer to sew 14 background strips together than I would have at home because I had hired a Bernina. I have an Elna and the Bernina is different in just about every imaginable way. So at the moment it is a UFO, but I will finish it. I'm just rather busy right now catching up on what you have all been blogging!!



No picture?? For the first time I understand people's frustrations with blogger. I click on the "add and image" icon. The little hourglass starts going and then stops! I'll try logging out and starting anew post to see if that helps.

UPDATE:
I think the posting window opened underneath the one I had opened and not on top, so I didn't notice, silly me. Here is the piccy:

The top is not fused down in this photo, but it is in reality now. Digital cameras are so useful. We tried various arrangements of the pieces: (but I liked my original idea best)

10 comments:

bopower said...
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teodo said...

it's very interesting and you very good because I think that it's difficult to do. ciao ciao

Erica said...

Helen this is way cool! I love the way the shapes seem to move across the surface. Can't wait to see the next step.

Tracy said...

Hi Helen :)
I've never seen this before. Looks really interesting and complicated :) Thanks for popping in to my blog. Nice to meet you

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Helen, I have neve seen anything like this before. It's awesome! Seriously, I'm sitting here with my jaw dropped in amazement! Wow! How will you quilt, finish it? And this is just one part of the triptych? It's fantastic!!

Shelina said...

I think that sometimes it is better to enjoy yourself in the moment than trying to take pictures so you will have memories for the future. Your brain will remember the memories better that way. These are lovely pictures. I hadn't thought of cutting up fabric like that, except for fences.

Helen said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. Some of you have said that you had difficulty posting a comment, so I'm replying to see if there are any glitches.

Helen said...

Well, that seemed to work fine. I don't know what the problem is!

Sooziii said...

Wow, I love the whole idea and trying out the colours with your camera is a good idea.

Helen Conway said...

Fantastic strips! I want to do them with my african fabrics... can you post intsructions?

And thanks for saying on my blog that you missed me - thats always nice!!