Meet the new sanity – these are landscape stones. I don’t understand the idea yet, but …… I enjoy doing them. It is something about fitting flat to 3D and the marks and tucks from the fitting becoming a landscape of lines, well something like that, ish. At least they are relatively quick – emphasis on relatively – They either are very right, or very wrong, I don’t know yet.
Thank you for your support at Open Studios. Another year of interesting and interested people. One day soon the house will be back together but in the mean time has anyone seen my cache of acrylic paints – colourful messenger style fabric bag? One of the great things about doing a meet your public event is that it focusses the mind quite effectively. The work has to be finished of course, but also if somebody asks about workshops it is probably best to have some organised.
It did take much longer than expected (sorry first weekenders) but a whole new schedule is now together. The grand plan is a series of classes and also one off complementary day workshops. That was the plan……. hopefully folk will like this flexibility, only a fortnight to the first intro class so I guess I will soon find out!
Classes, Summer 2018. Each is 10-1pm, £15,
Introduction May 4 / May 6 Setting up, the machine, basic equipment equipment, getting stitching. Trouble shooting
Making Lines Work May 11 / May 13 Controlling and exploring how to make and use lines to develop character and style in your work. Start to draw with your machine.
Lines- And now to make pictures May 18 / May 20 Using lines in different ways in your designs and pictures. Work with positive and negative ideas. We will go through creating your own design from idea to completion.
Experimenting with Applique May 27
Different ways of adding fabric shapes to your work- simple raw, using precut shapes, stitch patterns, edges. An effective way to add colour, motifs, pattern or textures.
and this is only May.……… deep breath because there are also day workshops, buttons/badges, twisting tree card makes, and water soluble day, and, and, and… the complete lists are on the Me Page.
I can not recommend freehand machining enough – it tickles the inner anachist and releases a little of that risk taking rebel – all with out wearing lycra or needing a special set of underwear …. unless of course you want to.
Do they look like crop marks, plough patterns, trackways and field boundaries yet? Will rockeries, riverbeds or beaches in N and E Yorkshire ever be safe again…..?