I taught a two day workshop at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists earlier this week. It seemed to go very well with some nice comments from the participants too. It’s the first time I’ve taught the landscape class, but it is a fantastic subject in its hugely varied opportunities for interpretation in textiles. It sort of crept into my work some time ago without any sort of conscious planning, which I find fascinating, the way decisions are made on so many different levels when we create.
Some excellent work was produced, so here are some images. We painted and printed all our own fabric to use in the work.
I am about to start work on a commission for a piece based on landscape too, and here is my selection of fabrics painted today. I have started to lay it down and have kept it brighter rather than too sombre. It’s quite large, about A1, and will be framed.
And when that’s done I intend to continue with Flowerpecker, which I sort of started ages ago, so I’ve pinned all the design sheets onto the wall ready to go. The trouble is I want to do so many of the designs that the piece will be ridiculously huge, so I’ll have to calm down.