Sunday, 28 March 2010
I have been making some sample pages to go into a book, eventually of things I love. The fabrics are mainly silk and space dyed silk velvet.
The first one is inspired by the incredible TV series 'The Wire' and features the words to the theme tune.
The second piece is inspired by my favourite book, Alice Walker's 'The Colour Purple'. It is collage of everything purple I could find in my work room!
The third piece is inspired by shells with soft pink insides
The next two pieces are inspired by another of my favourite textile artists, Beryl Taylor
The next piece with all the different coloured pieces of velvet is very special because it represents my lovely friend, Joanne who is an amazing lady full of love and life. The colours are her! She is very, very special.
The final piece is a fleur-de-lys made of space-dyed velvet and lightly padded. I am a complete fleur-de-lys nut!!
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Friday, 26 March 2010
This is complete plagiarism! I adore this picture and just had to do a copy-the name on the original is 'Regentag'. It is a very personal image for me and represents a tough time in my life. I love the colours and the deep sadness it portrays.
It is done with gutta and silk paint. I love that something amazing can come from complete despair.
I have just set up a blog.spot, wow! I also have a mobile phone (although hardly ever use it!) I'm really up here in the 21st century! Visited the Sewing for Pleasure Show at the NEC yesterday and got lots of inspiration for some new projects and to try some new techniques, Isobel Hall was so helpful and brilliant at explaining how she does things.