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…”
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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?”
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
Original Oyster Card holders at Brixton Makers Market
There was such a great atmosphere at the Makers Market in Brixton yesterday. Everybody is so friendly, you get to meet such interesting people and with support from the family, it was a good day. All stall holders at the Makers Market are from Brixton, making it a unique local market. There is such a wealthContinue reading “Original Oyster Card holders at Brixton Makers Market”
One of a kind purse..in the making
A little experiment with cloth, paper and scissors to see how the purse might look with red or green handle.Hmm…… do I have then nerve to slice all my stitching ……..?