Thursday, 27 August 2009

Angie Hughes & Hundertwasser

This is a piece I did at Angie Hughes's workshop"Inspired by Klimt" in May - unfortunately I was unable to grab a reference book on Klimt as everyone else snaffled them and all that was left was a book on Hundertwasser. This boat is based on one of his series of pictures of boats - so not typical Hundertwasser. I added some sequins when I got home and have decided to frame it as it is.

Piece measures approx 8 x 5 inches. Click on image to enlarge.

I would recommend Angie's courses - she's very knowledgeable and extremely kind and patient - I can vouch for that!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Bevere Gallery

On Saturday Tessa and I went to the Bevere Gallery. Lots of lovely Nora Fok jewellery - all knitted with what looks like fishing wire. Brilliant sculptures in the garden so I sneaked one or two pix of my favourite pieces.

Sheep under the trees (sculptures). the old rusting roller under the tree adds a nice rustic touch! Do you remember the wooden sheep at Urchfont last year???

Lovely planted ceramic piece by Nigel Edmondson. How organic can you get!

Festival of Quilts

Went on day one. Lots of gorgeous things to look at... and buy, but I was very restrained for once. Angie Hughes was there, as was her friend Kim Thittichai from whom I bought some "hot spots" - tiny transferable glue dots that will pick up transfoils nicely for an unusual effect. Some amazing students/graduates, especially Fiona Wilson - lovely printed, gauzy pieces. Some fabulous vintage-inspired printed fabrics and also a trend for tweedy warm-handle fabrics for quilts, bags, whatever.

Some photos: Dancing Queen by Kathy Turner

For Sarah and Elizabeth by Macky Cilliers, South Africa

Think this was called "Light" by Leah Higgins

Lots of textile stars there, including Pauline Burbidge, Ruth Issett, Claire Benn - oh I could go on and on. I have challenged Kathryn (calico wrinkle) to enter something next year. Watch this space!