I am now about a week behind with my posts, I know international women's day was last Monday, but here are my photos. First of all this magnificent amaryllis has flowered, it was a Christmas present from my aunt.
Last Sunday Jenny and I went to a Clothes swap at the Assembly rooms in Newcastle run by daisy green events in conjunction with the cooperative - to celebrate international women's day. The idea was that you took any unwanted clothes, accessories, books or CDs and swapped them. Here Jenny is browsing the rails.I didn't get a lot from the swap, just shorts, a top and a book but I did very well in the raffle - winning 6 bottles of fair trade cooperative wine. Jenny is seen here modelling one of the tops she got - without spending anything- she had something new to wear to school every day this week! There were fashion shows and stalls all on a make and mend theme - from recycled clothes to organic cosmetics ( the ingredients grown in a field at Morpeth)
The AS level textile project is finished. Jenny has designed and made this dress herself.
Here is a close up of the detail on the bodice - a reverse applique heart with machine embroidered edge and the handmade flowers, some with recycled buttons as centres. the fabric is a lovely dupion silk in the very fashionable nude colour. I like it - I just hope the examiner likes it too. The bottom border is made from chenilling 4 different fabrics with machine embroidery and a scattering of gold sequins.
Happy Quilting xx