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Making Faces

Recently I have been running workshops making textile pieces of faces.  

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A selection of my work

In Your Dreams This is a very large quilt based on dreams. Exhibited at the Festival of Quilts at the National Exhibition Centre, Solent University and Romsey Abbey .   LINK to How I made it. Undercurrents In this piece I … Continue reading

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The background was printed and I used a mixture of fabric and stitch for the sea.

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Getting ready for the ‘ten out of six’ exhibition

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Images that have attracted my attention recently.

While travelling in London at the weekend I noticed this image and managed to grab a photo, it reminds me of an important moment in my life.  It also has a lot in common with my train photos with clear … Continue reading

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Solo – 3D Figure

I am thinking about the theme of my previous piece “the Rise in Solo Living” and taking it into 3D. I want to make a figure contained in a transparent box. A few images I’ve seen have resonated with me, … Continue reading

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Body and Society: A 10 foot cloth/hanging

My original concept started when I read an article in the Guardian in March 2012 the “Rise and rise in solo living”. It was about the phenomena that more and more people are choosing to live alone within large cities … Continue reading

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Machine stitching exercise

The exercise here was to incorporate all kinds of free machine stitch into a sample.  We needed to include: straight stitch, zigzag stitch, granite stitch, whip stitch, cable stitch and  feather stitch Advice included running the machine fast, but moving one’s … Continue reading

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Screen printing

Dyes warm rich blended:  scarlet, golden yellow, royal blue cold: magenta, lemon, turquoise Process Scouring fabrics Manutex  to make the fabric stiff Labels for pots 1tsp colour mixed with little bit of warm water. Then in soup pots add Manutex. look re chemical water keep … Continue reading

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Constructing a fabric / Hot textiles

  I used a Heat tool/glue gun Tie vec A4 (suppliers Hobby Craft Creative Craft and The Range) Ideally paint it stitch it, you can integrate it into your design or you can sandwich between chiffon scarves. Notes on the … Continue reading

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