Thursday, 10 January 2013
I spent the evening painting tiles (and chatting a lot) and when I finally thought about taking a picture, I had already glazed them and there wasn't anything to show but white tiles, so it will have to wait until they are fired in a few weeks. I've experimented with another colour. I think it is called mazarine and looks pink before firing. It will turn blue when fired, but a lighter one than cobalt, which I used for the other Delft tiles. As the bisque fired tiles are very absorbent I found the mazarine very difficult to control. The end result will have to be a lot better than the cobalt to consider using it again! I'll paint some more tiles next week as I only got 15 or so done. Too much chatting going on?
Also, every 10th of the month we upload a photo of the latest embroidery project to the Petitpointers website. It's lovely to see all these projects progressing, some really fast others at a more moderate pace, like mine! I'm almost half way, which means I've done around 21500 cross stitches so far and have about 23000 to go.
It's on 32 count fabric and it's taken 119.5 hours so far!