Monthly Archive: May 2010

Presents…

Last week Mitsy and Kim came over for a late tea party to celebrate my birthday. I baked my THIRD birthday cake this year (just for my birthday…) and went on to chat, chat, chat, chat…and have cake…and a bit… (READ MORE)

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Lilium…

Lili…., originally uploaded by Marian Florcita. Aren’t these flowers pretty. Got them from Mr husband… No son hermosas estas flores? Son lilis (lirios en español??) que me regalo el Sr Marido…

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Mery Go Round: Networking

Jump on our merry go round and join a group of artists/crafts – women as they link hands around the world and tell you a little about their lives and art. And this month we will be talking about our… (READ MORE)

Merry Go Round

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besides textile work…

…Hand painted tiles… The weather hasn’t helped much. Too humid or too warm. THe tiles need to dry for a while untouched so it’s a slow process… but the result is so colorfull and bright! these are samples… …azulejos pintados… (READ MORE)

Ceramics

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Flickr Favorites Tuesday: spring

Flickr Favorites Tuesday: spring, originally uploaded by Marian Florcita. Flowers everywhere… at last! various shades of pink and a splash of tangy citrus… I’m liking pink and orange more and more…which a year ago would have sounded horrible! I harvested… (READ MORE)

Fun

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Fibre Texture- I Tutorial

Fibres provided by: I-How to use: -Merino + Tussah silk blend -silk noil texture. The merino + silk blends are always great fibres to work with. You have the softness of merino wool mixed with some shiny patches of silk…. (READ MORE)

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Fibre Texture Tutorials: SILK – Theory

Silk: *Serious stuff: Silk is a natural protein fibre made by the worm of the silk moth. There are different types of silk worms, i.e.: Bombyx mori: used largely for mulberry silk, Bombyx mandarin: wild type most common in China…. (READ MORE)

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Flickr Favorites Tuesday: Silk

Flickr Favorites Tuesday: Silk, originally uploaded by Marian Florcita. -Silk …soft and shiny. So many uses… thank you silk moth! Tomorrow we start with the very first silk tutorial! All the credit to the photographers who took these pics. Clik… (READ MORE)

Fun

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Fibre Texture – I: Fibre Overview

And so It begins… just to have a clear picture: Fibre texture -I Fibre Overview: *Animal fibre (protein based): -wool -mohair (angora goats) -llama, vicuña, Alpaca, Guanaco (animals from South America originally, Camelidae Family) -cashmere (Kashmir Goat) -camel hair -rabbit… (READ MORE)

Fibre Art, Fibre Texture Tutorials

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Recipe

Mariana’s multi flavour cake Basic Ingredients: -2 Cups multi-purpose flour -2 teaspoons baking powder -1/2 teaspoon of Bicarbonate -2 Eggs -100gr Unsalted Butter -1 Cup of Sugar -A few drops of vanilla essence -1 cup of Milk Method: First off… (READ MORE)

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My birthday cake…

My birthday cake…, originally uploaded by Marian Florcita. yumyum hmmmm … it never fails. I always bake the same cake, it is always a hit. It was my 34th birthday yesterday and although the weather didn’t quite cooperate (sun, it’s… (READ MORE)

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Collaboration – Texture Fibres

Collaboration… I feel very happy when people contact me to ask about tips, techniques and such and I can actually give them a hand. I don’t presume to know everything there is to know in the fibre world. Most of… (READ MORE)

Fibre Art, Fibre Texture Tutorials

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