Monday, 20 February 2017

'Strip Show'

finally finished my contribution to South West Textile Group's show at 'Fashion and Embroidery' NEC Birmingham 16-19 March.
15cm wide by about 150cm long.
quite difficult to photograph long thin things and have any definition so i have photographed it in sections just as it was made. do come along and see the show. 

Friday, 20 January 2017

'Strip Show'

i am busy working on a new piece for South West Textile Groups exhibition in March at the NEC in Birmingham.
Title: Strip Show, it is 15cm (approx) wide and will be 1.5metres long. 
i have gone back to my favourite material Ramie with graphite, drawing pen, other things and good old fashioned stitch! Wow.
as usual i have gone for black and white but there are some gems of bright colour occasionally
i have been playing with pulled thread insertions to join pieces, so enjoyable but frustrating at times when working so small but as usual my own choice. 
watch this space for more.
i am also working on something for the 'Festival of Quilts' at the NEC in August, again a South West Textile Group exhibition based on a pin loom workshop i went on at 'wool on the exe' 
the tutor Jane showed us the diagonal method of creating woolly squares on a pin loom. needless to say i have adapted this to small squares, non diagonal and worked in paper yarn. more later