I really enjoyed creating these new Collographs, especially those printed on textile. Looking forward to working into some of them with stitch etc
Fabulous Japanese Boro on show at Somerset House. Very rare opportunity to see so many of these unique textiles in one place.
Boro is a traditional method of patching used by poor people who increased the longevity of bed covers etc by repairing them with small patches of cotton. Dealers collected such scraps from shipped deliveries and sold them on to those who needed them. The limited colour range is due to the restriction of hues people were allowed to wear. Only the rich and the high ranking we entitled to brighter coloured clothing.
My Foundation Diploma show developed from designs I made using a Spirograph and the wonderful discovery that ‘mistakes’ can be beautiful too. My Tutor, Lee, was pleased that I had finally broken my Virgo-led tendency towards perfection!
These versions are created using a range of string and twine.
Spent a fantastic morning with Jenny Leslie improving my Eco Dyeing techniques. Jenny was extremely helpful and had lots of advice (some of it direct from her course with India Flint – sooo jealous).
The anticipation during unwrapping is great!
Anyway here are the initial results – not yet washed out so hope they don’t fade too much – very happy with them, although may need to re-dye to turquoise scarf for more contrast/colour.
The Craft Collective is a group of Hertfordshire based textile, mixed media and stitch artists.
As individuals we use natural silks,organic textiles and wool, and repurpose fabrics. Our processes range from hand dying wool fibres and fabrics to making paper and from silk forms to furniture.
As a collective, stitch is a fundamental part of our work but with outcomes that are very different.
The Craft Collective workshops are a way of handing on and keeping alive the skills we have.
Check out our Website for more details of upcoming workshops and other news.
The Artists involved are:
Lu Underwood * Hazel Stapleton Louise Greene *Joanne Bowes
Looking forward to my first event with Sally Evans Artists and Makers Fairs.
I will be in the Plant Centre at Waddesdon Manor 10.00am to 4pm tomorrow and Sunday (11th and 12th May).
LET’S ADOPT IT IN THE UK!
Well – missed it! Yesterday was Tweed Day in America (but it might not be linked to our fantastic fabric.) However, think we should adopt a Tweed Day anyway – we need to celebrate what we are actually good at. Perhaps it could coincide with the London (or other) Tweed Run? What do you think? If you like the idea please spread the word.