In the course of making it is good to capture the stages along the way. It is especially important to get good images of the finished product. This is the received wisdom. So I have been behind the camera. learning. i hope it shows..
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Handmade and quilted. Purse is Finished! well almost…
Here are a few shots of Re:Love#2, the second handbag or purse, as it is known in the US, in the recycled with love series. This is a new theme I am exploring, using colour and pre loved cloth. It has machine quilting and lots of padding to give the bag/purse shape substance and character.Continue reading “Handmade and quilted. Purse is Finished! well almost…”
Sewin Studio banner at Brixton Market
My Sewin banner had it’s inaugural visit to Brixton Market today. I made the banner to fit the width of the stall which is 2 metres (6ft +) It is made with raw edge applique, machine stitching on white organza. The pink buckram is dyed with cochineal and it has faded nicely to match theContinue reading “Sewin Studio banner at Brixton Market”
Still In Love…
…….with colour and like all the best love affairs requires the qualities of honesty, reflection, hope, joy, to name but a few. So I’ve been reflecting on how I use colour presently, looking honestly at what I aim to achieve. As a child I responded to colours set out before me, as an adult IContinue reading “Still In Love…”
IT looks like I will have to unpick ‘yourself‘, the white twill cloth is fraying and this is not the look I want. I may even change the font while I’m at it…sometimes when you have invested time and energy, it’s hard to admit the results aren’t working and make the changes…..but once you do…it releases stuckContinue reading “Express Yourself”
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”
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”
‘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?
No time like the present…..