Monday, 16 May 2011

"Darn It"

Last Saturday Hillary Hollingworth came to talk about her work. Hillary has stitched from an early age, her grandmother taught her to crochet and darn. She now puts her darning skills to more creative use, producing fantastic textile pieces. When designing pieces Hilary often starts by making collages from her personal photographs and then uses these to transfer a new image to fabric. Then the darning begins!


 To view more of her work visit her website - http://www.hilaryhollingworth.co.uk/default.html

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

More Mini Books

Here are a few more mini books from the workshop.






Saturday, 7 May 2011

“Mini Books” – Workshop with Linda Westerman

What a great day! Linda brought lots of examples of her mini books made from pelmet Vilene. I particularly liked the ones that looked ancient. As the room was unsuitable to do any burning we couldn’t create the books on the workshop but I had a go at home and was very pleased with the result.



 Here is a sample of some of the finished books from the workshop.