I love coursework……. learning new techniques and methods is a great way to stay intrigued.
At the moment I’m nearing the end of a City & Guilds Level 3 in Design and Stitch with Sian Martin at Distant Stitch.
The module I’m working through at the moment is named Textures in Landscapes.
I’m working my way through stitching textured samples which is great fun and addictive.
But I’m also taking part in the new course, Exploring Textures with Sue Stone. I’m finding this very relaxing and therapeutic. Using basic hand stitching and threads to make samples………….
On a personal note, I’ve been stitching and thread painting landscapes…..
still needs to go off to the framers
hopefully over the next week or so I’ll be planning which pieces are coming along to Melbourne Art Festiva.
have a lovely weekend
At last I’m back where I feel most comfortable…… behind my sewing machine getting relaxed by stitching.
I always roughly draw up a design and plan……..however 9 times out of 10 it never looks like the original idea 🙂
I’m focusing on landscapes at the moment …. so I’ve started stitching, with plenty more to do.
It’s been a hectic few weeks as Derbyshire Open Arts took place and the shop became a gallery…..
I’ve been busy preparing for the Midlands Textile Forum exhibition at Bishops Castle in August. The subject is ‘Lie of the Land. My piece in the exhibition is called ‘Mother Earth’. It still needs mounting and framing though…….
Some extra news –
I will be exhibiting at Melbourne Festival, Derbyshire in September which I’m very excited about. It’s a fantastic festival.
and i’ll also be at Bank Mills Studios in Derby 24th – 26th November
I’ve managed to take some time off this week and carrying on with the landscape theme I decided to go a walk in the woodland national forest close to our house. I’m not the best at drawing without a visual example so it best for me to take photo,s……..
I’m planning on having a calmer week next week so I can get plenty of coursework and stitching done……..fingers crossed. I’ll let you know how I get on 🙂
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