On Saturday I taught another workshop based upon making artists’ books using textiles and mixed media, with the Genesis textile group in Solihull, not far from Birmingham. This was quite a large subject for a one day workshop, but the students really took wing, with all of them getting stuck in working with their resource material, and most of them producing multiple pages, ready to take home to finish with stitch. I found it very inspiring to see the range of work produced from their ingenious ideas.
Hannah, working from her photographs of a recent visit to India.
Lynn’s project was based upon old photographs of her family.
Bridget worked on the history of a local church.
Linda experimented with pattern and layered backgrounds.
Lois made her book from a collection of her images of Prague printed onto the pages of a book bought on a recent holiday there.
Anne started her book by painting and printing fabric to make pages based on garden flowers.
Wendy worked on a 3D project, which will become a collection of fabric sculptures in a boxed arrangement.
Julie intends to produce a book based up on her love of walking, using maps, photos and stitch.
Rita is working on an ongoing project based on cakes and teapots, which will form a concertina book when finished.
Brenda chose a monochrome palette to make pages based upon beach imagery.
Betty made several pages using her dyed fabric and tree imagery.
Theresa made richly coloured pages based upon her own drawings of heraldic images.
Utilising an old book about wine and stamped icons of images of Paris, Carolyn was making a 30th birthday book for her niece.
Kathryn spent her day exploring mixed media techniques, printing and machine stitching.