At the end of my last post I had retted the bundles of flax and they were ready for ‘breaking’. This involves crushing the outer and inner layers of the stems to free up the flexible fibres that you can use to weave linen cloth. For ages, I pondered how to make myself a braking …
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At the start of this year I decided to try growing my own linen after listening to Rebbecca Burgess’ book Fibreshed while I was working on my patchwork. Learning about the Fibreshed movement really got me thinking about where fabric comes from and what I could do to learn more and share this with others. …
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Yes: wouldn’t that be wonderful: Dedicated art and craft studio spaces in sheltered housing and in fact all communal housing? Why not? 🤔 “Lets get to work!”
Exhibition today and tomorrow (Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May) in the Community room at Leach Court, Park Street, BN2 0DE 11am-4pm Come and see!
Some of the parts… I play many parts in my role as an inclusive artist. These are some moments I experienced recently that reminded me of the constantly shifting roles I play at the ‘pop-up studio’ (and back in the ‘art cave’!)
Can’t believe a month has gone by since I last posted! I’ve been hard at it taking the Art Lady pop-up studio on the road for creative art workshops. Here are some pictures of the wonderful work made at some of the sessions… …and I was thrilled to learn a new technique from a visitor …
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Yes! Another article about Art Lady! This time in the February edition of Brighton Viva magazine.
Yes indeed! Charlotte Harding has written this wonderful article in The Brighton and Hove Independent about our art group! If you’re in Brighton or Hove this week you can pick up a copy in the library and some shops (I think Hisbes might be one?)