Friday, 31 October 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014

Mixed Media Workshop

On Saturday I returned to Newlyn to take part in another creative day...'Cloth, Paper, Thread, a mixed media workshop'.  It is so lovely to have the opportunity to explore different creative ideas with other like minded people.  Linda is a brilliant tutor who shows you the techniques but gives you the freedom to work with your own ideas.  Some of you may know I have recently been given a sewing machine for my birthday...I have approached it with some nervousness but know that confidence will come with practice! I had a little go with the machine available on Saturday but actually the hand stitching felt more appropriate for these pieces.
There are other workshops available & info can be found at

Layers of different fabrics put together for textures...

The centerpiece is a small print by Lotta Jansdotter 
(a free gift with Selvedge magazine many moons ago!)

I want to continue with this piece later... 
My third piece uses a bird postcard as one of the main elements...I printed the background of the fabric using stencils & a stamp for the bird motif

Stitching around the leaves & adding buttons....

Almost finished!

After the session at the Newlyn Centre I popped along to the Art Gallery to see the new exhibition...I really loved the work of Marc Messenger on display: 'Existed' which were small sculptures constructed from lots of natural bits & pieces.  The lighting really added to the effect of a whole wall full of these mini artworks.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sshhhh! Postcards for the auction....

I've been playing with the texture paste again...I love it!
These are for the Big Draw annual event at Blue Ginger.....