a life of fibre

Archive for July, 2018

Artist in residence

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
I’m off to start my artist in residence at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills today. I’m having to spread it over two weeks as I can’t afford a block away from the day job (Adelaide Walker). I have plans for the day, I wonder if it’ll actually work out that way? wish me luck!

Workshops

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

I’ve been fascinated with feltmaking for over 15 years, I love teaching and sharing my skills and I hope that you’ll come along to a felt workshop and catch the bug.  So many things to make and all from the one material!

I have no workshops currently booked but I will be running a small number of workshops each year organised by me and held locally (West Yorkshire). To make sure you know about them I suggest you join my mailing list as that and Facebook will be the main method I’ll use to notify people that they’re happening.

In addition you can book me to deliver a workshop for:  your group e.g. guild or society,  your school e.g. secondary up to AS level and experience of teaching the teachers and for small groups of friends (max. 4) at my home studio or even at your home (numbers dependent upon space available). More information is available on my workshops page.

New look

Monday, July 9th, 2018

I may have been quiet on the blogging front recently but there sure seems to be a lot going on in my life and finding time to chat here has been hard, added to which, I can’t seem to find any of the photos I need – they’ll have to wait for another day.

One of the things I’m currently working on is a new look for my website, something which is more up to date with the direction I feel I’m starting to move in and which reflects more of my newer work.

Squeezing time in for it is difficult but I’m excited to be giving it a new look and unveiling it to you, probably next month. Blogs and tutorials will stay and the gallery will get a new layout and be updated with some newer images. Watch this space.

 

Hundertwasser and Picasso

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Remember when I went to Moorfield School in March? The hanging we made was inspired by Hundertwasser and another artist we contemplated was Picasso. When I left I gifted some white Merino and all the unused bits of wool and pre-felt to the school and I’m delighted to say that they went ahead and used them up.

Don’t you just love them? I think this second face was especially successful. Perhaps I should look out some of my scraps.