Debby had been to see a Boro exhibition in Bath at Margaret Place.It had been advertised but she was the only one of us to manage to catch it.She said there were some lovely pieces and many were for sale but at prices beyond the reach of most people.Inspired she had collected together some pieces of blue fabrics ,some picked up at Quilter's others from County Threads in Pierrepoint Street.We shall see how this thread develops.Debby manages to be so prolific.She had also made a summer trip to Ireland and was very taken with the place and its people.Selvedge magazine had done a feature on Aran jumpers so we wonder if this will surface sometime in her work.
She was following someone called Laura Horn and using her inspiration to do a page a day in a small book.
10 min sketching, 5min washing brush etc., 1min finding joy in what you done.
You can glimpse some of her thoughts on a page below.She was reminded of a quote by William Morris about the key to happiness being about finding joy in the small things in life.
It seems like a good habit we should all adopt.
She had begun to add in things to the pages like this below, incorporating orange which is a colour she rarely uses.Testing herself out of her comfort zone.She picked up some "holes"
the circles, from an upholstery shop along the Gloucester Road and added them with some blue fabrics to a page .
This month we had very little to show after our busy year with exhibitions
Jenn chose to bring along her best bits from our play-day.She had used some stencils and homemade stamps to print on a variety of papers, keeping to a limited palette.
She had printed on both sides of an A3 page of a sturdy sketchbook.It was then folded and cut into a zigzag book.There is the possibility of adding some of her bits from the first image and maybe adding in some stitch.
After being inspired by the Anni Albers exhibition back in January Jane has been experimenting with her machine .
She has played with colour mixes of threads to create woven textures on a canvas background 30x20inches in size.She has worked on white with overlays allowing the eye to colour mix, a little like Seurat and pointillism.
She has not quite decided if she needs to add in touches of white ,we'll wait and see the verdict.