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 http://www.justscrapbooking.co.uk/webshop/courses-workshops/workshops
Layers of different fabrics put together for textures...
The centerpiece is a small print by Lotta Jansdotter
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....
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. http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/