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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Pictures of Experimental Textiles

Well, these pictures are not great but they give the idea of the results. We distressed the fabrics using various methods and combined them - so here are a selection of silk, hessian, cheesecloth, linen, cotton and vintage lace with some embroidery, and the small picture shows beeswax which smells divine!!

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Friday, 26 March 2010

Day Out

I'm going to visit a friend today to help her open an internet shop. She makes beautiful felted animals and as soon as I have the link, I'll post it here.

The pictures I took at the experimental textiles class are useless so I'll take them again so you can see what I did. The beeswax ones are so much nicer than the ordinary wax as they give off a pleasing aroma.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Experimental Textiles

I've attended the first part of a 2-day workshop on experimental textiles. What a breath of fresh air to see graters, wire brushes, and hammers destined to take part in the distressing of fabrics.

We went outside to hammer different types of fabric against the stone walls and pathways, and steps!! I'm really enjoying myself and will try to post pictures later on.

Tomorrow we're using hot wax and vinyl paints.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Want Boxes?

I'm in the middle of re-organizing my art room. Yesterday I went to a shoe shop where I'd bought winter boots and asked if they had any boxes that they were throwing away. Nice - got three!

But on the bus coming home I missed the seat and fell into the aisle and couldn't get up. So embarrassing! The lady on that seat said 'at least you look like you've had a good day's shopping' and when she heard that they were all empty boxes, started to laugh.

So remember the next time you need storage, go to a shoe shop!!

Monday, 8 March 2010

ATC Swap

Here are two ATCs I made to swap with artist Gaby Bieberle - you can find her here