My Journey -green hills and chimney pots

This is what I’ve been working on today – the top section of the third panel and look…! The first buildings are appearing!  I should also mention that yes, I really did need three different pairs of scissors – little silver ones for threads, purple handled ones for cutting papers, black shears for FABRIC ONLY..sorryContinue reading “My Journey -green hills and chimney pots”

Acres of blue sky…

It was such a lovely morning today, so before starting to stitch I went for a walk with a friend in the sunshine (observing blue sky for research😊) Lots of chat, fresh air, exercise and a cappuccino set me up nicely for a day in the attic – and we saw one of these tooContinue reading “Acres of blue sky…”

Recent Work now on display

One of my freelance roles involves working on Arts in Health projects. These three pieces are from one project I’m involved in. These three applique panels show the philosophy of  hospice care. Patients and staff were involved in choosing the colours for the words. They chose words with resonance to themselves and selected a colourContinue reading “Recent Work now on display”

My Journey – storm clouds gathering!

This is the first panel of the triptych under the needle! This is an upside down view of the storm clouds at the very edge of the piece. It has been great to finally start stitching – definitely prefer this to all that measuring and crawling around on the floor! To create the image, IContinue reading “My Journey – storm clouds gathering!”

Trace it and then trace it and trace it again..

Preparing any project is time consuming and I’m continually reminded of the adage ‘measure twice, cut once’ as I scale up the design for the triptych. It’s a 500% increase to get it to the right size, so there’s definitely lots of measuring going on! I scale up the design so that each piece isContinue reading “Trace it and then trace it and trace it again..”

My Journey continues

Well, that was a busy month of workshops. There is now a huge stash of gorgeously coloured fabric in my work room, awaiting transformation into the triptych for the church. The Lab Youth Group got to try fabric painting. The aim was the same as for the spiral dyeing workshops – using colour to representContinue reading “My Journey continues”

My Journey

The project continues… This week has seen more dyeing workshops for groups at Heaton Baptist Church. Spiral dyeing is such a great activity, a quick way to achieve exciting colour patterns and effects. It’s been interesting to hear people’s ideas as they’ve added the colour, thinking about family, the energy of toddlers and so on.Continue reading “My Journey”

My Journey

A participatory community art project for the weekday users of the Heaton Baptist Church Life Centre. And so it begins – with two trolley loads of materials! This project aims to build stronger connections with the adults and young people who attend groups at the Centre on Mondays to Saturdays. My role will be to engageContinue reading “My Journey”