Saturday, 13 February 2016
Our room today was decked with our personal hand made pinafore dresses
Each one began life as a piece of cream calico
Here is Clare's with a close-up. "Fragments of what makes her on the outside - covering what is on the inside"
Here is Pat's. "Down in the water, ducks are a dabbling"
2 three-dimensional birds are on the shoulder; close-up below
Lorraine's dress complete with antique lace scarf
Close-up of Lorraine's dress
Alma chose to dip dye both the front and the back of her pinafore
"I love purple and magnolias and had this material" for applique
"It's green...I never work in green"
Janet L "tried to use all of the techniques I've been learning"
Pocket detail of Janet's pinafore
Pat P is still working on her pinafore "Poppies, not in remembrance, just the beauty of the flower"
Elise "Inspired by Autumn, woodlands, berries and seeds"
Close-up of Elises's pinafore
Pocket close-up of Denise's pocket
Denise's vision in blue with wonderful hand boro stitching.
We worked on our Colour books and a variety of other things concentrating on the forthcoming exhibition at the Cone in March
This large piece is Janet C's wonderful Hundertwasser
Janet has worked in black and white for many years and this has really been out of her comfort zone
Elaine's boro work using up little pieces of blue and white and covered with hand embroidery
Colour Books - this one is Di's take on the Black Country
Sylvia's Colour book - wonderful textured and detailed Kingfisher
Practice sheets experimenting with colour
Using two colours and tones of those colours, juxtaposed with a colour that you would never normally put with your two colours. Well done Lorraine - lots of colour palettes for future projects here
Ruth "Above and Below" (the title of our exhibition in March)
Elise "Above and Below
Well done ladies; it has been a wonderful atmosphere today with dresses hanging from the window frames, table-tops full of Art books and textiles, and a floor with end to end Hundertwasser fabrics