Category Archives: 2012

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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Monoprinting

Monoprinting is a form of printing that has images or lines that can only be reproduced once.  The fleeting image must be printed before the ink dries.  A reverse image is produced.  The smoother the paper or fabric the sharper … Continue reading

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The Big Draw & Painted Stitch

 This session would normally have been a hand stitch workshop, but as an opportunity arose to make it a part of The Big Draw, it was decided to amalgamate the two. The Big Draw  is an annual celebration of drawing … Continue reading

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Putting together a Portfolio – 2012

This was akin to photography in some ways for me: it was about looking and noticing the image and the space around it.  Composition in a photograph sometimes means less is more.  All that is placed in a space and … Continue reading

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Stitch and More – a hand stitch workshop.

We were asked to bring: ½ Metre of hessian Basic sewing kit:’ Needles, pins, sharp embroidery scissors, wools, threads, thimble. Paintbrushes Found items such as: Buttons, feathers, fabrics snips, lace, glitz, pipe cleaner, beads, acrylic paint, small jar of white … Continue reading

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