Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Janet Bolton Day Two

We arrived back refreshed on Sunday morning
ready to start making our textile pictures.
Here I'm playing with colours for my flowers.

Janet showed us how to cut out the shapes
and sew them paying attention to both the
objects and the spaces in between.
Flowers made, stalks at the ready
and a vase made with an old piece of
 quilt to put them in.


This was the most enjoyable part for me.
I love needle turned applique.
Once I start I find it very hard to stop!

This is my finished piece.
I like the way it has moved into the frame.
We decided to call it Janet and Julie
as it has influences from both Janet
and Julie Arkell.

At the end of the day we all took our pieces 
to one table so everyone could see each others work.

There was some amazing work to photograph.

This was a beautifully designed piece
complete with shells and driftwood from
a recent holiday.

Janet showing 'Janet and Julie'.

Lovely retro colours on this one.

This one has to be my favourite.
So full of life!

Ladies with scarves.
Gorgeous purple and lilac in the border.

You can feel the warmth from this one.
(Loving that lace)

A beautiful angel with her halo at the ready.

This was made by my friend Anita and
had a fabulous shape to it.

Another friend Jenny created this one.
Flower Power.

A piece with superb texture.

This one was quite large!
I would love to see it finished.

We all learned so much this weekend, 
not only from the lovely Janet but from
each other too.
Sharing stories, techniques, inspiration and
lots of laughter.

A truly amazing weekend.
A big thank you to Janet and Louise for
giving up their mothers day to
give us all a perfect one.
Have a wonderful evening.
Love Daisy xxx


  1. Oh Wow, what a lovely way to spend some of your time. The work looks brilliant. Wish I could do that!
    Pam x

  2. Some lovely designs, I do like the one featuring the angel and I recognised the material on one of your Suffolk puffs!
    Carol xx

  3. I am jealous. Wish I could have been there. Wonderful inspiration.