I was teaching yesterday in Wombourne, with some members of the Wombourne Quilters. It’s a sweet village near Wolverhampton, and not that far for me to travel either.
We did ‘Still life, a personal approach’ a subject close to me lately, although one of course I would like to develop further. I have done several smaller pieces using personal and favoured objects, and have explored the subject further in my piece ’14 books’, which you can see on my website should you wish to. All the students bring objects or photographs that are meaningful and relevant to their lives, and the work develops from using elements of these source materials.
Here are some images of the students’ work. As usual I was inspired by them all and the variety of approaches to the subject, and the amount of work done in a relatively short day.
Here’s Carole working on a large piece which was beautifully developed from a drawing she made in the class of pebbles, wood and a tiny heart shaped box. The work will also involve text.
Caroline was working on drawings and subsequent stitched drawings of her new grandchild’s hands and feet, using a mix of really interesting techniques.
Diana’s work, which is also below as it’s not visible in this image, is based on a drawing done by her father of her as a child and other favourite objects including a wonderful insect house built from recycled materials. I’ve copied that picture and want to build my own; I’ll post the picture.