Sunday 14 December 2014
Tuesday 9 December 2014
Work in progress trying out ideas for Exhibition invitations..
Pen and ink drawing with machine embroidery
I like the concept of 'back of the envelope' quick sketch drawings to capture an idea!
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Thursday 2 October 2014
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Kay and I visited the Town Hall, Malmesbury on Saturday, where Pat Clayton and Janet Edmonds are holding an exhibition of their latest work. Well worth a visit.
Pat has captured the beauty of the coastal landscape in these exquisite flowing cloths, books and landscapes. While Janet's hand stitched pebble forms show how hand stitch can be used to create beautiful 3 D forms.
Sunday 14 September 2014
Kay & I spent a lovely afternoon in Weston super Mare yesterday, visiting the Weston Quilt Show; admiring some beautiful quilts, especially one made using half inch hexagons and French knots as quilting stitches. A great way to use up all those little scraps of fabric, I can't bear to throw away.
I've always enjoyed piecing over papers and am sure will be part of a contemporary quilt, I'm working on for Nature in Art.
Saturday 13 September 2014
Wednesday 3 September 2014
Sunday 31 August 2014
Windfall leaves collected at Nature in Art, wrapped in silk noil bundles. The start of my pieces for our exhibition INSIDE:TUO recording the seasonal changes in the garden.
Really pleased with the results, especially the pieces dyed with birch leaves. I'll be joining them to create a long thin hanging.
Friday 29 August 2014
Eight of us spent a day at Nature in Art, Twigworth, looking around the gardens and gallery for potential spaces to place pieces for our exhibition INSIDE : TUO in August 2015.
We are planning to exhibit in the gallery and outside in the gardens, and found lovely spots to consider.
My favourite, this beautiful Hazel tree, set amongst some of their sculptures.
Carla & Carolyn found brambles laden with blackberries, in amongst beds full of wild flowers and seed heads.
Thursday 21 August 2014
Monday 18 August 2014
Sunday 17 August 2014
Unable to attend our summer play day due to illness, I thought I'd try Eco dyeing a few leaves from the garden. Using Acer, Geranium & Oak leaves placed between folds of Khadi paper, with cardboard on the outside tied with string, then steamed for an hour under a weight.
Saturday 16 August 2014
Friday 15 August 2014
I spend 3 wonderful days attending a masterclass at The Festival of Quilts with Leslie Morgan, and playing with thickened procian dyes using various tools to create line and shape.
Using various tools including screens, glassine, & all sorts of mark making tools including a credit card.
The use of a credit card to apply the dye paints worked beautifully on a piece of African strip cloth blanket, creating sweeping marks of colour across the cloth. Lots more playing with dye paints and strip cloth to follow.