Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Echo of Things

I'm doing an exhibition here in Ledders in August..... more to come soon. I'm working on new things a mixture of techniques some book arts, mixed media and velvet pieces. The show is called Echo of Things click here for our little blog of quirky bits. I have just finished a piece ready for the show. Need a title tho'.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Altered Books Round Robin...Book 7

Wendy's book of Byron's plays. The paper is fragile and the book is falling apart. Glued the pages together with spray mount. 

The texture is from polyfiller and acrylic paint. Enjoyed doing this technique.

Moon Rainbow Exhibition

Weavers Gallery is once again hosting an exciting exhibition as part of the Ledbury Poetry Festival.

'Moonbow' by me

Twenty-two textile artists (including me) have been invited to produce a piece of work inspired by the Dymock Poets. Many have taken a specific poem as the starting point while others have been inspired by the countryside which was such a key influence on the group during the years immediately prior to the First World War.

The exhibition will be open Tuesday 28th June - Sunday 10th July 10am-5pm.

I do hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Heather Quilters Surrey

Just got back from a talk and workshop with Heather Quilters, Lightwater Surrey. It was Klimt can you to do another Klimt workshop tomorrow for Swansea Embroiderers Guild.

ok so this isn't Klimt inspired cake but it was inspiring...

this is Pat's who confessed to little machine embroidery knowledge lovely work!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hampton Court

Hello hello, i've been out for the day with mum and dad at Hampton Court nr Leominster having a look around the garden. The weather was perfect for a garden visit.

love these structures made from Hazel.

not sure but this glass piece could be by my friend Tamsin Abbot look like her stuff.

mum sat down for a moment and this little cat sat or her lap.

Mum thinks this isn't quite the Taj Mahal

Dad behind a leaf

Dad's favourite day out.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Paper Clay

I found the pieces i made with my Bramble Patch wednesday group. I have an exhibition coming up in August and i'm preparing all sorts of different pieces, some books, some mixed media and some stitched velvets. These are pieces of paper clay ('Das' in the UK) I have impressed this rolling rubber stamp into the clay (due to years of abuse by students the stamp has all manner of colour on the surface which transfered to the damp clay, nice in't it)

Don't know the next step but it will come.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ireland and Working Alfresco

Irish visitors....I've had an enquiry from an Irish Quilt Group to go over for a lecture/workshop next year not sure of the dates yet, if you know of any other textile groups that might be interested i could do a little workshop tour??

Ok so i'll confess i've been quite grumpy of late in fact downright miserable, i put it down to the inclement weather we've had here in the UK over the past month. Like my Dad i think i suffer a little bit from SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) my symptoms usually manifest themselves in long bouts of sleep and lack of concentration/enthusiasm. When i become aware of it i usually go to my local gym and take a couple of sessions in the sun shower but this is expensive and i'm on an economy drive at the moment. So.. yesterday we had a sunny day and i decided to take my stuff and work outside on the sun terrace. I was preparing for a workshop today at Bramble Patch with my day a month group, looking at mixed media techniques using paper clay and wax dipping. The samples are still in the car i'll put some pics up tomorrow but i must say working outside for a few hours has certainly lifted my spirits. I thoroughly recommend a bit of alfresco art every now and then....

bye for now.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Brooch Making Friday

Today I am mostly making ........brooches.

Black cotton velvet, little bits of silk, ferrero rocher foil and black polyester organza.

Do you think it's goin a little bit Austin Powers??