Funky Fibres will not be meeting @ the Lee Gate Comminty Centre, as the centre is now closed until the 4th July.
If I hear anything before this date i’ll post it.
I’m using some 4 ply mercerised cottons: purple, bordeaux (red), white, silver & blue, to make a crochet hexagon throw.
They start with 4 colours & 5 rows.
Then, after i’ve made a few of them…
I (crochet) join them together as I go. No waiting ‘till the end to join all those pieces!
Like my previous, Hexagon Afghan Throw, this is a variation of the same, but with much smaller hexagons. However, i’m still inspired by the 1970s. It wasn’t my plan, but the colours seem to work that way.
What other colours do you think resemble the 1970s?
This guy is a very dear friend of mine, & i’m proud he’s reached so far with his work. I’ll be there for his private view, bigging up his work & name to everybody & anybody who is in my eye line!
Stewart is an illustrator, & some years ago, got into handmade crafting. All of his quilts, throws & cushions, are made by hand, & I mean, NO sewing machine!
I have many of his hand illustrated cards and paisntings and for my 41st birthday, he gave me a hand sewn picnic throw, which lays lovingly on my living room floor, & NO ONE is allowed to walk on! I think it was his first one, and now he has a fabulous collection of these, which seem to take on a life of their own, with great themes, embellishments and superb, quality fabrics. Stewart is also available for commissions.
To see more of or buy Stewart’s work, take a trip to: Gathering Moss, 193 Blackstock Rd, Finsbury Park, N5. http://www.gatheringmoss.com http://www.gatheringmoss.co.uk 020 7354 3034 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 020 7354 3034 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Here are the details of his upcoming showcase @ Craft Central:
Stewart Martin Johnson
Showcase runs from 1 – 7 August 2011
12 noon to 7 pm (7.30 pm on 5th August)
A Showcase of Quilts, Cushions, Cards and Paintings
For more information ring Stewart: 0207 263 5415 firstname.lastname@example.org
33 -35 St. John’s Square
London EC1M 4DS