Sunday, 18 October 2015
Yesterday, a lovely young lady, Sarah Ruaux, came to talk to us about her passion for shoes.
When she first expressed an interest in shoe design her granddad, a clog maker, taught her how to make her own shoes. He believed that if you are going to design something you should understand how it is made. So at the young age of 9ish, Sarah, with help from granddad, made her first pair of shoes.
She has since made several more and also brought other stitched work she had done, including a piece of stitched slate!
Saturday, 10 October 2015
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Having long been a fan of Mandy Pattullo’s work it was fantastic to see and handle so much of her work.
Life has a habit of throwing us curve balls which sets us off on a whole new creative path. With Mandy this was an old, brown quilt given to her. It was made up of several layers which she took apart and made several “quilted skirts” from it. This then developed into a series of skirts.
She describes her way of working as “thread and thrift” – basically not buying new fabric and re-purposing old textiles and using up her existing stash (something we should all get to grips with!)
Her work is based on collage techniques – mainly patchwork and piecing fabrics but she also includes paper and other objects plus printing.
|Beautiful child's jacket|
|Books made from old wallets|
To find out ore about Mandy and see more of her wonderful work visit her website
Sunday, 12 April 2015
A fun afternoon was had by all who attended our Members’ afternoon. The “African” folio from the Guild was available to members for inspiration. The Regional AGM challenge was also introduced which some members choose to work on. Others brought their own work.
It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere and I think there was more chatting and tea drinking than stitching but it was nice to have a more social meeting.
Saturday, 14 March 2015
We were treated to a very interesting talk by Pat Hodson today. Pat makes the most wonderful books and boxes using a mixture of digital art, hand drawing, handmade paper, collage and batik. She manages to create subtle, translucent layers and texture within her work that photos cannot really show.
Visit her website to find out more