Monday, 16 March 2009

Silk purses and sow's ears

I went to a workshop on steaming fabric yesterday, using Shibori techniques on synthetic fabrics, and then popping them in a kitchen steamer for 10 minutes to 'melt' the fabric. The results were great, really structural. I have *no* idea what to do with the end product - any suggestions?

I also picked up something I'd made in last month's workshop. A very cross looking batpig :) Pottery is very definitely not my forte, but I was quite pleased with batpig.

He is made of 2 pinch pots stuck together with slip, and then his legs, tail, grumpy little head and oversized ears were added to his basic shape.

He is good enough for my daughter, who seemed very impressed, and even gave him a kiss :)

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