The Wednesday Group will be on red alert now - there can only be one place!
A couple of our group decided to return to South Worcester College for a new course for past City and Guilds textile students. We were lured by the promise of space to work in, arty vibes, tutor and group support to cheer us on and of course, cheese scones freshly baked on the premises every morning.
We can do our own thing. Some wanted the chance to finish off C & G work. Many of us are taking the suggested starting point which was the work of Michael Brennand -Wood (new exhibition at Ruthin now!) and seeing where it led. After 10 minutes my head was buzzing with ideas. So exciting to be back!
Any way, next week we are promised a short workshop on weaving without looms with the new textile technician who specializes in weaving.She sounds a very interesting person with very up to date skills. It all ties in very nicely with our starting point.
How ever, we have to take in examples of work which illustrate our style and that is what I'm doing now...deciding what I do!
Over the summer,I've made large flowers. can be worn as hats (See previous blog-Anni's spectacular flower) or statement brooches or necklaces.
Sometimes I sew jokes, like my furry cake here. This is one of a hamper full of stitchy puns...like button mushrooms you could really stitch on.
Oh, yes. This was when I saved the world. I stitched up the tectonic plates so there would be no more earthquakes. Seems to have worked so far, as long as the thread doesn't snap.
I caught three little birds I made trying to find out what they were in a reference book. I'm looking for a decorative birdcage to put them in, Shh, don't tell.
I'm going to think about it for a bit. I'm finding it hard to decide what I do. I suppose I like variety and I like making people smile. The answer's there somewhere.
I'll let you know how we get on with the weaving without looms and how 'going back' is progressing.