Thursday, 24 July 2014

Patterning the Land

On this coming Sunday I am setting off for the TSG summer school being held this year at Farncombe, Worcestershire - yet another treat - and I will be doing Gwen Hedley's workshop "Patterning the Land".  I am really looking forward to spending 4 days of having to think about nothing else but being creative and hopefully coming home with a few new ideas.

This last couple of weeks I have been working on a new "On the Edge" piece which as you will see is far from finished but I am really pleased with the dyed fabric that I have done.   

Also I had some left over paper from the torn paper landscape I did in June so thought I would have another go - I think the result is quite fun - I like the pile of folded towels in front of the house!

And lastly the fields around Rayne have changed colour from earlier in the year when they were bright yellow, now we have lavender coloured fields which I believe is borage.    

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Birthday Treat

On visiting Cornwall earlier in the year I went to the Porthminster Gallery in St. Ives and discovered the work of Anne Davies.  I love her landscape inspired pictures, the colour combinations and patterns so when the subject of my birthday came up I instantly knew what I desired.  On going onto Anne's website I saw that her work is also sold by Birchams Gallery in Holt, Norfolk, which is a bit closer than nipping down to Cornwall.  I telephoned and said I would like "Tangles", pictured below, and then had a lovely day out in Holt when we went to collect it.  

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

On The Edge

The STA (Stitch Textile Artists of which I am a new member) are putting together an exhibition for next year entitled "On The Edge" - my particular interpretation of this is "on the edge of an old table cloth".  I have been working on the subject of landscape for at least the last couple of years and I am inspired by the Cornish artist Alfred Wallis, in particular his landscapes - most people associate him with boat and harbour scenes.

Below is my first piece which is stitched on the remaining edge section of an old table cloth.