Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holes and spikes

Difficult to take pictures - this 'bowl' vessel is still small - diameter 2.5 inches, height 3 inches.  Red, green and gold thread.  Holes and spikes:

To answer recent comments...

Hi -  Threads of inspiration - no there is no wire in the spikes - it is just the cord stitched - and the cord is still all in one piece not cut and joined in!

They are still very small 2 - 5 inches and may grow as I enjoy this more

Hi - Karin - thanks for the push !  In my head there are holes and spikes on 'normal' bowls to start with but more demented shapes may follow!!

Thanks for your support ! x

Monday, November 23, 2015

New direction?

Thanks to my friend Karin for the 'Make it your own' push - how's this for a start  This one measures 2.5 inches in diameter and is only 2 inches in height.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

bowls - again

Forgot to show you the other recent bowls:

Bowls - with holes and my Boro jacket progress

OK so its a little obsessional but today I have tried my first small bowls with holes :-)

The one above only measures 2 inches in diameter and 1.75 inches  in height.

I have cut out and joined my Boro jacket - now the long process of hand stitching begins.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Edible Delights - my cooking experiments

People who know me well know that I hate waste - not only in textile art (I use up every scrap) but also in general.  I love to cook and I use up every bit of the fresh ingredients I buy - I rarely buy pre made meals etc.  I am also a Pizza-holic :-) I have decided it is time to record my foodie experiments so have created a new blog rather than filling this one with food - if you are interested pop over to Edible Delights - my cooking experiments by clicking here.

More bowls - including 2 sets

More bowls


Friday, November 20, 2015

Bowls - again

Yet more bowls: This makes 50 so far!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cord making - thread only bowls - a background

I have been making cords since the late 1980's.  I made an African Neck piece from cord as one of the pieces for my City and Guilds Part I - see below:

I have continued to make cords and use them in many of my projects - especially my costumes, Now that I am using up all the left over cords I have made over the years to  make the bowls  I have been finding cords in various boxes in my work room - like these:

Today I came across this mega ball of cord :-) !! Not sure when I made it or what it had been intended for but obviously it was never used - I wonder how many rainbow bowls it will make :-)

The ball on the left measures 12 metres (I was able to measure it) - mobile phone to show scale -  I have no idea how long the big one is.!!

Post 900 and a challenge for you

This is my 900th post!!!!

To 'celebrate' I would like to set anyone who reads this a challenge - I would like to sell my thread bowls and need to find somewhere that would be willing to sell them for me - so my challenge is - if you find a venue willing to sell my bowls for me I will make you a set of 3 special thread coil bowls - in different sizes.
The challenge is open to anyone and the more 'winners' the better :-)
Thanks in advance for your help.