Saturday, 28 March 2020

Renovated Life Insurance Folder

I made another push to consolidate and sort my father's papers. This leather Life Insurance folder's envelops were ragged, but the cover was in good shape and the binding was a simple string. I re-used file folders to make new envelopes. It is now ready for assignment.  

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Small Brief Case

I was given a roughly tanned hide. I was pleased to find that I could sew it with my sewing machine. It is a very simple design. 

It fits an 8.5" x 11" note pad perfectly. 

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Yarn-bomb Maple Leaf #10 - Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Maple leaf #10 went to Kolkata in November, 2019

It spent some time in a "safe place." The kind of safe place that one forgets. We have all done it. The leaf was found recently and then the discussion about what should be done ensued. There was some reluctance to leave it behind somewhere, but the notion of yarn-bombing took hold. A beautiful location was found: The Victoria Memorial Grounds.  

The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901). It is now a museum and tourist destination. The memorial lies on the Maiden (grounds) by the bank of the Hooghly River. 

Thank you to Hamza and Afzal. 
(I will knit you some leaves to keep, if you would like)

Here are the links to the other leaf destinations: 

Thanks to everyone for playing!

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Dictionary Hydrangeas - A How I Made This

Papier mache over a dessert bowl (covered with plastic wrap for easier removal) using dictionary page strips and acrylic medium (this celiac does not have wheat flour in the house and I didn't know it rice flour would work.) Acrylic medium is very nice and dries clear and a little shiny.
This is what it looks like taken off the bowl. 
Trimmed. I also punched holes so that maybe when it is done, you can see light through the flower. 
Glued wires to the leaves.

3 gauge 20 wires, wound together with lighter wire starting about 9 cm from the top, adding in the leaves along the way. 

Branch open the wire tops and kink close to the ends.

Attach to flower 'bowl'
Individually glue on all the flowers (made with a punch)
Ready for petals

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Dictionary Hydrangeas

I made this out of my Dad's old Webster's Dictionary. My notion is to covertly leave it in some public space - a library perhaps - for "exhibition".