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”
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‘I Believe in Myself’ and other affirmations….
It is the first monday of the month which means ‘Shared Space’ evening down at the Loughborough Centre in sunny, warm, beautiful Brixton (UK). All are welcome and all turned up (well, quite a few….) to join in this month’s ‘Hope in Your Handbag’ ™ workshop. The knitting group joined us too, so we hadContinue reading “‘I Believe in Myself’ and other affirmations….”
No time like the present…..
Hand Made, Hand Stitched
I have used this affirmation as the cover photo for my facebook page. Affirmations are a continuing theme, hand stitching is a new addition and I love the meditative repetition. It becomes addictive. I am preparing a workshop for the Shared Space event on monday 6th August. Join us in hand stitching, reusing cloth andContinue reading “Hand Made, Hand Stitched”
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!”
Dark and Light
from this…… to this……………a series of collages, exploring light and dark from the scrap basket.
The Quilt Top is Finished……
Now tomorrow it will be quilted….in simple grid pattern. The black square corners are already quilted, so the batting/wadding( the middle layer of the quilt) will be cut to fit the inside shapes, making a cross shape.The batting, although not seen, will echo nicely the central cross shape of the top. I like this shapeContinue reading “The Quilt Top is Finished……”
Brightly coloured cloths are gathered and four corners set out. The squares were samples made experimenting with wadding and pattern . The shoes were quilted from direct observation, ‘quilt drawing’. The pattern evolved further here.Now my shoe samples are going into a quilt for my grand-daughter, Aaliyah. The theme of completion continues, using up andContinue reading
Use It or Lose It
Declaring my intention has motivated me into action.! I have been completing unfinished tasks. Last week the studio was re organised. Adopting the “USE IT or LOSE IT” approach coupled with ‘keeping that which I love’ has done the trick. I started by making a list of the personal tools, materials and equipment I useContinue reading “Use It or Lose It”