Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Trees For The Gallery

I had a phone call at the beginning of the week requesting more of my brooches for the gallery in Leamington so I have been busy making these.
They wanted them as extra stock for Christmas.
This has given me an incentive to get some more work completed.
Next week I'm planning a visit to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, first time I have been to the London show in years!
I'm so looking forward to seeing all the amazing art textiles in one place and I'm hoping to take photo's to share with you.
Then of course there is all the different varieties of fibers and threads, I can be overwhelmed by the choice and the book stalls full of textile books, which I know will tempt me.

I have been working with year 8 students this week in textiles and we were experimenting with batik.
This is a sample I made to illustrate the technique, we had great fun creating patterns and they will then use their samples to decorate masks.
Another busy week, so I'm looking forward to a rest at the weekend, but it will include some sewing!
I must say before I go, thank you very much for all your kind comments.x


Gina said...

I bought a copy of Stitch today - lovely article... well done! I'm at K & S on Friday.

Anonymous said...

I just love those felt brooches, particularly as they depict TREES, which are a passion of mine.

Anonymous said...

Always a pleasure to see your work. The brooches have such fine detail.
I am going to k&s on friday.

Unknown said...

Very Cool. Love the brooches. But the first picture is my fav. Looks like batik. Very pleasant and relaxing with awesome colors.

Karen said...

very beautiful painting!


Your latest batch of trees are amazing! I'm sure the children enjoyed the batik

I hope you have a great time at the show. It would be nice to see your photos because I will never get there and I really missed not going to The Creative Stitches Show at Exeter last weekend

Hope you treat yourself

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Good to hear about the Gallery needing more! Brilliant.x Oh, and the batik is lovely too.

Louise Gale "Dream-Inspire-Create" said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I just found your blog whilst blog surfing, so happy i did! Im currently creating tree design with mixed media and i just love the way you have captured these through textiles.. Trees are also a passion of mine....i just love to lay beneath them and breath them in. :-) Hope to chat soon. :-)


Nina Jørgensen said...

Wow these are good! I love the first image alot!

June Alexandra said...

your work is so so lovely!