Monday, November 10, 2014

Old Stuff

I've been reviewing my images for various web sources and came across a file called 'old stuff'. It is all the old images i had on slide before the days of jpeg and digital cameras. So I thought i'd post em up here for a change.Some of them aren't that great but i wasn't much of a photographer in those days.

This was made after the first workshop i ever attended...with Hilary Bower 1995 i reckon

A piece made from experiments for 'the word' see below

Alphabet Sampler

A sampler inspired by Ledbury's market house

Dancing Daisy

this was massive but i can't remember it's name it had to go in the skip when i moved

A counterfeit Relic

Anyone remember fruity printing??

I think i took ideas for the design of this cushion from fruit segments???

'The Cosmos Laughed' poem by Mark Stevenson

This bag is inspired by rock strata i really went to town with the machine embroidery

'The Monkey' inspired by Mark Stevenson's Poem

'The Word' after a carving by Eric Gill

'A Small Market Town' inspired by my home town....the first of many mixed media pieces

thanks for taking a look!

Monday, November 03, 2014

November News

Hi Friends,

Root ti toot pumpkins ahoy!!!! News and reminders....
Autumn workshop dates at Cutting Edge Studio, Malvern with Angie

there are places still available on all these workshops!!

November 14th Stitched Landscapes Enjoy collaging a textiles landscapes from scraps of your favourite hand dyed fabrics then learn about all the machine embroidery stitches I can squeeze into a day and use then to decorate and enhance your lovely landscape. Pure machine embroidery pleasure. 
Course fee £45.00

November 28th Twinkling Needle Cases In this day workshop you will learn about transfer foil, adding twinkly bits and collaging onto a base of cotton velvet. Then you will learn a few basic machine embroidery tricks to enhance the surface and finally using felt liner how to make up into a charming little Needlecase. 
Course Fee £45.00

November 29th Daisy Bookwrap Explore the techniques Angie describes in her book 'Stitch Cloth Paper and Paint'. Experiment with texture, using tissue, lace, scrim, gesso and machine embroidery. Apply colour using acrylics, make embellishments and wrapped cords. We will use all these methods to make a twinkling little bookwrap. Course Fee £45.00
please email me if you would like to reserve a place......

I've transferred all my downloadable workshops over to my ETSY shop. It's very easy to use!! the available workshops are...
Bags of Klimt
Spanish View (exploring velvet)
Twinkling Brooches
Illuminated Letters
Red Circus Cushion
Shimmering Landscapes
Mirror Mirror (mixed media)
Hearts and Flowers Pocket
Bondaweb Birchwood part 1
Bondaweb Birchwood part 2
Bedazzling Bowls

21-23 November I'll be at Missenden Abbey teaching Bejewelled bags...go on give yourself a treat!!

5th - 7th December i'm teaching 'Exploring Velvet' as part of the
Stitch Retreats weekends near Grantham's a new one for me and looks a really super venue.
Thanks for reading dear friends.