Wednesday, 15 January 2014

More new work.

Kirsten brought some pieces that she had been working on ,detail above.The colours positively sang out against the blue of the ground fabric.this was taken from looking at some sketchbook work done many moons ago.It really is good to revisit sketchbooks ,their usefulness does not diminish.

She also showed us some work she has had returned from traveling exhibitions,sorry forgot the pics.Kirsten said she hasn't seen them for some time so they were new to her eyes!
A trawler of charity shops she picks up some bargains,such as silk and tweed ,which are up cycled into work like these cushions.Our throwaway society yields some wonderful creative pieces as used by people like Kirsten.

Liz has been adding to her rust -dyed piece,using found objects to add accents.These were picked up on beaches in Cornwall.The combination of handwoven African stripcloth,rust and stitch is very appealing.

Following on from her workshop with India Flint Liz continues to explore Eco - dyeing, with great results.She is now beginning to put these pieces together with naturally dyed fabrics and thermofax print.These are going to be based upon her beloved trees.

She was treated to a personalised book of tree photos ,taken by her husband,for Christmas.There are some stunning examples ,as you can see below.Plenty of inspiration here to keep her motivated and making.

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