Saturday, 27 February 2016

Christine Chester Workshop

We have just spent a brilliant two days with Christine Chester who travelled all the way from Eastbourne to Suffolk to run a workshop on paper lamination. Christine is an excellent tutor and everyone produced several pieces of laminated fabric ready to layer up and stitch - watch out for these being made up into finished pieces and appearing in an exhibition in the near future. Here are just some of them......................

Christine demonstrating lamination

Mary's copper beech using painted newspaper

Guest member Marie Paddon's piece using images of her own gelliprints

Jane's transparent lamination using newspaper and a thermofax screen

Jane's piece using an old map

Jane layering up two laminations and starting to stitch

Lynne has gone all Japanese - again

Daphne's garden 

Marion's beautifully delicate piece

Christine reviewing work and giving feedback

The gesso lamination pieces are drying ready for the 'rip and reveal' tomorrow - so watch out for more photos

Saturday, 20 February 2016

From the Earth exhibition

Mary's piece 'From Shawl to Shroud' has been selected for the very first From The Earth exhibition.
This group, set up by Alice Fox and Caroline Bell, are promoting the use of only natural and green processes in textile art. Everything used must be either natural or recycled

Originally made for the Out Of The Fold gallery at the Knitting and Stitching shows in 2014 the wallhanging is made from recycled calico coffin cover (donated by Carol) and is rust dyed using recycled sofa springs (donated by Jane). Mostly hand stitched.

The exhibition will take place during the month of June in the Mardelybury Gallery, Datchwood, Herts (near ArtVanGo)

From Shawl to Shroud (detail)