Friday, 28 October 2011


I’m sorry for the lack of blogs – life has a habit of getting in the way!
Here is an update of what has been going on at the Harrogate branch.
In September we had a wonderful talk by Liliane Taylor. Liliane is a contemporary textile artist who uses natural fabrics and vintage fabrics in her work. She works mainly from her drawings to produce figurative work and beautiful landscapes. She brought lots of samples of her work. I always feel a mixture of inspiration and desperation at my own work when we have such a high calibre textile artist. To see more of her work visit her website by clicking on the link below.

At the end of September we had a workshop run by Hillary Hollingworth. Having already given a talk earlier in the year we were all eager to have a go at some darning ourselves. Rather than working straight from a photo Hilary got us to make a collage of our photo using old magazine pictures. This was a very interesting exercise as it made you focus on the colours carefully and observe shading and form. It also meant that you then had a new image to work from that was not an exact copy but had the essence of the original image. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and I hope to get some images of completed work to put on the blog!

Collage and work in progress