Instead of unpicking the white letters I added more, which adds a raised dimension and sets the letters in relief. I used a plain weave white cloth and stitched coloured thread to soften the edges. I made a feature of the ‘Y’ using gingham and a different font , notice how the new yellow stitchesContinue reading “Express Yourself: Decided”
Category Archives: Art
Making Uncovered Success!
Every thing about taking part in Making Uncovered was satisfying, right from the first meeting at Brixton East (where I immediately visualised myself in situ sewing and making) to being paid promptly for my workshop. This was my first time working with Makerhood and from the outset it was evidently a clearly thought out, seamless operation. TheContinue reading “Making Uncovered Success!”
I’m thinking about beauty and what it means to me. Trying to convey this in words is as elusive as beauty itself. I wrestle with words, stumble over vocabulary and adjectives in an effort to capture my thoughts.
Love and Loss
I made this quilt top soon after mum died- it’s now been seven years and forever since that january day. I will quilt it now and remember some of her classic sayings- ‘You can do anything you put your mind to’, ‘Just think nice thoughts’-‘Do your best’. I miss her.
‘Artist Made’ – Wearable Art
It’s finished! ‘Artist Made’ is neatly glued into the handbag frame and when you peek inside you see the lovely midnight blue satin lining playing off against the dark night velour interior facing. The interior of the bag is as important as the outside don’t you think?
Signs and Symbols
My choice to use lettering in my art is influenced by the road I travel.
The studio wall gets busy as I try out ideas. Cloth that is not included in my current project, speaks to me from here.
October Art – Dare To Wear
Dare To Wear – clothes for the after life- is an experience not to be missed! Curated by Sue Kleitzman at St Pancras Crypt in London (UK) Dare To Wear shows exuberant work, eclectic and colourful, not to mention entertaining and filled with energy. This is art to wear for the bold and the brave,Continue reading “October Art – Dare To Wear”
Sewin Studio launch November 1st
Sewin Studio is launching on Etsy on November 1st 2012 ! This is my first online shop ! It opens with a new collection of Affirmations, this time applied to handbags. This series comes under the banner name of ‘Hope in Your Handbag’™ a phrase I coined to encompass portable optimism . The Affirmation seriesContinue reading “Sewin Studio launch November 1st”