All these lovely people joined in Hope in Your Handbag™ taster workshop at Lambeth Country Show .They learned raw edge applique and stitched a small sample.It was a planned one hour workshop, we did two in the end. Here’s what I learned…children are decisive and focused, everyone finished their work, I love open air workshops…thatContinue reading “Look! we made these……. at Lambeth Country Show”
Category Archives: Affirmative Art
Making Uncovered at Brixton East 20th April 2013
I’ve set up a Hope in Your Handbag™ workshop page, which you can see on the tab next to “About” and “Sewin Studio”. I will be holding a workshop as part of Making Uncovered at Brixton East on 20th April as well as demonstrating my hand bag making . It’s going to be a fantasticContinue reading “Making Uncovered at Brixton East 20th April 2013”
I once led a guided walk for a group of teenagers from Capelulo to Llangelynin Church,(in Gwynedd North Wales) I was 9-10 years old and was one of the six children who lived in the village of Capelulo. My friend Marion and I became territorial when these young people invaded. We planned an early morningContinue reading “Who IS…?”
‘Aim for the stars…
…you might reach the moon-‘ is a memorable quote (although I don’t recall the author/ess) But another refrain, ‘My Aim is True..’ the lyric in ‘Alison’ by Elvis Costello has been singing my mind.
To create is to bring something into being that was not there before. As an artist, creating is fundamental. It is taking a thought, an idea and translating into a medium, which in my case is cloth. I plan what I am going to do, how I am going to do it . I envisageContinue reading “Creative Notes”
It was a success!
My ‘Hope in Your Handbag Workshop’™ at Transition Town Brixton Shared Space event yesterday was a great success. There was a steady stream of interest and lots of lovely compliments for my Affirmations and my Oyster Card /Wallets. Thank you to all. Those who took part went home satisfied with their own affirmations in variousContinue reading “It was a success!”
Artist…When? Artist…. Now!
I claim to be an artist. I think of myself as an artist, I’ve been practising my artist intro. I have a BA Hons degree. I can draw and paint…. I can make textiles..weave,spin fibres,print,knit,crochet,dye… I can sew cloth-pretty much anything..handbags, hats,dresses,trousers,curtains, cushions,quilts, banners…. So the indication is there. Yet do my actions match myContinue reading “Artist…When? Artist…. Now!”
Deadlines…don’t work & what I’ve been doing instead……
is trying out reverse applique inspired by this. Using my hand as a motif has led me to make a series of ‘hand’ drawings, and has inspired this for Aaliyah’s quilt It has prompted thought and appreciation for my hands and all the things they do.
design wall finished and Affirmative Art!
To celebrate the finished job and to get off to the best start, I have put up an affirmation………. as a blessing. to be thankful it’s finished. To look forward to using it. The design wall measures approximately 3.6m wide and 2.4m high,, plenty of space to grow my art.