Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Its been a long time since my last post. The main reason for this is that my work has taken a completely different direction now. I still intend to produce a childrens book and I am actually working on a couple of ideas at the moment. They dont seem to fit in with the mills and plumes theme though and therefore I am unsure whether to include them on this blog or if I should set up another more relevant blog. Thats all for now, ramble over.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Monday, 11 July 2011
Some more phots from the end of year show.
This is of my main piece which comprises 5 panels of hand dyed silk, lino printed buildings with some dyed ceramic buildings over the top. I was lucky enough to sell all 5 of these pieces on the night!
This is the first of my 2 installation type pieces. It is 3 light boxes with hand made slide/cells of my work. Typically the light in the top box blew the day before the preview show.
Friday, 1 July 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
It was the opening night for my degree show last night at the University centre at Blackburn college. A big thankyou to everyone who attended and for those who couldnt make it I intend to post some pictures from the show in the next week, (I need to bring the rest of the blog up to date first). It runs for the next 2 weeks so anyone intersted in seeing my work in the flesh, plus loads of other great Textiles work, (and some graphics) can do so then.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
These 4 were going to form part of my final piece. I was going to produce around 8 of them and have them suspended in front of my printed devore background. I like the look of these pieces but with time getting short before my Final show I think I am going to have to revert to the prints on a coloured background. These pieces are just taking too much time to produce. At the minute they are stuck in my sketchbook but I might do something with them following the end of my course.
These are just 2 of the failed Devore prints. The idea was for the paste to give the fabric a burnt look but instead of sitting on the surface like the ones that I did by mistake a while back it has actually soaked through. I have tried letting the paste get old and different ways of drying it to hopefully get the desired effect but to no avail. This idea was going to form the background of a large piece, (at least A1 in size). Time for plan B by the looks of it.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Monday, 6 June 2011
These two pieces are a lino print using devore paste onto suitable fabric. I actually made the mistake of printing onto the wrong side of the fabric and this is the result which i like... a lot. Unfortunately i have not been able to replicate this effect and I was hoping to use this as a printed background for my collaged fabric pieces.