these little rectangles of cloth are starting their life as oyster wallets. they were cut out before I figured the best way to sew them, they have been waiting for some tlc. Now is the time. I have a method of making that can incorporate the rectangles quite well. Now this problem has been sortedContinue reading “Problems and Solving”
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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”
Al fresco stitching
A fantastic benefit of handwork, it’s portable! As this beautiful summer continues, al fresco stitching in the park adds to the enjoyment. Settled under the shade of the trees , hearing the sound of children playing, I stitch my ‘thank you’s’. Selecting colour to define each letter. Enjoying how the colour of the thread influences theContinue reading “Al fresco stitching”
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…”
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Art and the *day job*
I informed the ‘day job’ of my Sewin Studio art business today in response to the Working Time Directive. The Working Time Directive is a health and safety measure to monitor hours worked and makes sure ample rest is taken between periods of work. It is the company’s duty to ensure workers manage their periods ofContinue reading “Art and the *day job*”
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”
Well, there is a campaign to promote handmade. Of course I support this for the same reasons that I make my art in the first place. To create something with unique quality, to support myself in the local economy whilst keeping an eye on those carbon miles. At the same time reusing, reducing and recreatingContinue reading “Why handmade?”
Rasta Mouse and me!
This was taken for the grandchildren…honest! Rasta Mouse gathered a good crowd and it was good to see him come down and support the Maker’s Market. I will be there on Christmas Eve selling my originally recycled plastic bag and cloth oyster card holder’s, tote and handbags. Plus, on sale will be gift Vouchers forContinue reading “Rasta Mouse and me!”