21 April 2014

crazy randomness part 2

I wrote on a previous post about a collaboration with Ali from Random Wooliness. We decided to work on a joint project, pick a theme then work independently on a piece and reveal our results at Easter. The theme was "Spring", and we looked to the poem - "It's Spring" by John Foster for inspiration.......
It's Spring

It's spring
And the garden is changing its clothes,
Putting away
Its dark winter suits,
Its dull scarves
And drab brown overcoats. 

Now, it wraps itself in green shoots,
Slips on blouses
Sleeved with pink and white blossom,
Pulls on skirts of daffodil and primrose,
Snowdrop socks and purple crocus shoes,
Then dances in the sunlight.

John Foster 

Just to give us a bit of a challenge we decided to include something recycled (or from a charity shop) and also use a new technique in our final piece.
Well I've finished mine, here it is dancing in the sunlight...............


I decided to develop a previous idea where I had sewed yarn using water soluble fabric to make a bowl (to see previous post click here).
Instead of using yarn, I used the loopy threads which are produced when an overlocker does not sew onto fabric. This was my new technique. I was given the overlocker a while ago, but me and it are still getting acquainted....it takes me about an hour to thread it!.
I used the colours mentioned in the poem - green, pink, white, yellow and purple.
As well as the thread string from the overlocker, I added snippets of coloured silk, organza and chiffon, all recycled from previous projects, including embroidery and nuno felting.
This joint project was great fun, I cant wait to see what the other Ali has come up with.

Hope you are all having a nice Easter. Till next time, Ali.


  1. It's beautiful Ali and very clever and I love how it matches mini eggs perfectly too!
    V xxx

  2. Wow! Ali - It's Spring!!
    How fantastic - its beautiful - love the dancing sunlight shadow..the colours are fab..and vibrant curly green shoots so lifelike!
    So cool that it incorporates our joint passion for chocolate too..however temporarily!!
    OOh still excited!!
    Ali xx

  3. It's fabulous, I love the colours. It reminds me of the plants in a fishtank.

  4. It reminds me of the lovely bright green fine seaweed on the beach. Ali, it's fabulous. Beautiful.

  5. That is a beautiful bowl Ali and I would name it 'Dancing In The Sunlight'.
    Gorgeous. So are your photos.

  6. So pretty....it captures the colours of spring!
    Helen xox

  7. what a lovely idea, looks really pretty. I enjoyed your link up with random wooliness too


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