Thursday, 14 December 2017

Mark-Making and Stitch

I love to explore the relationship between mark-making and stitch. It has so many creative possibilities.

Melted Surfaces

Had fun painting, stitching and melting heat-sensitive materials.
I'm intrigued by the surfaces that can be obtained.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Aquinas Arts Exhibition 2017

Images of adult students' work at the Aquinas Adult Education College exhibition last night. Well done Diana for receiving the textiles prize, although as the Principal said, "You are all winners!"


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Step up to the Metal!

Have been looking at ways to colour the surface of thin copper. For the smaller sample I used a naked flame and for the larger one, alcohol inks (used in a ventilated area!).
Looking forward to embossing and stitching the metal, too; with a view to incorporating it into a textile piece.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Workshop: Stitch on Dissolvable Stabiliser

Thanks to the Lorna Knight Sewing Academy in Staffordshire for inviting me to teach a great stitch workshop. Lovely group of talented, enthusiastic students!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Contemporary Student Textile Piece

One of my students has produced a contemporary piece of textile work. She was inspired by a series of photographs she took of fishing vessels. The photographs were cut into strips and woven together to produce an altered image. This second image was the basis for weaving painted fabric strips together to create a pleasing composition. To finish the work, the student added free-machine embroidery.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Textile students at Aquinas College Adult Education experimenting with Shibori Dyeing and Free-Machine Embroidery.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Marbling Madness!

My Aquinas College Adult Education students have been indulging in some marbling madness this week. Such a quick process with eye-catching results!

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