Saturday, May 31, 2014

Collage fun.

It is 2010 since I followed Teesha Moore’s journaling videos on Youtube and I had forgotten what fun I had with her way of collaging from magazines etc. Now we are taking a fresh look at them with one of my groups and I have started playing with various pens and cutting up scraps and scraps of magazines. Most people have made their own sketchbooks using the basics of the method she shows.

 Now it’s added fun to take photos and play around with the images made in an Ipad app or two.

‘Apped, if there is such a word.

Thank you to those who recently bought my book, your interest is appreciated.
Thank you to those of you who have joined the giveaway on the last post. There is still plenty of time to have a go.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Give Away

My choice of topic for a recent article in DownUnder Dale’s emagazine' Threads. In-fusion' was prompted by a request for a stitch workshop for a charity called' Out of the Dark'; the group mentors young people in a variety of ways. There is a showroom and workshop in High Wycombe where old brown furniture which would previously have been discarded is given a new contemporary feel. The trainees are also going out to teach craft skills to groups of young people. We spent an hour and a half trying out some varied stitches and give them their due they tried really hard, bearing in mind that the first challenge was to thread the needle and knot the thread.
I made a small sampler of stitch variations as encouragement.

On my first visit to the workshop I was given a pile of wire reclaimed from old computers etc. and I was shown the huge amount of upholstery fabric which the group is given. This prompted me to make these small bags with wire decoration.

‘Threads. In -Fusion’ is a subscription magazine; Dale works hard to give each edition a special theme with a variety of contributors.
 A new textile based emag by Through Our Hands is amazingly free and both interesting and well presented.

Follow these links to find out more:

Now for the giveaway, if you would like to own one of the small bags I plan to thank those on the followers list, and to celebrate getting over the 300 mark, by making a draw on my birthday 20th June from those who leave a comment here.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Mark Making

A few photos of recent mark making.

Waiting on my wall until I decide on the next move.

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