Palm Textures

A reconnaissance of my garden for inspiration, and it came in great cascades with the palm tree in our front garden. Inspiring textures galore: I’ve started doing a couple of short courses in the last weeks: Inspired by Nature – exploring Mixed Media with Tara Axford through Fibre Arts Take Two (my first assignment was … More Palm Textures

Cas Holmes

How does this artist select, apply and alter their chosen materials? Overview Cas Holmes is an UK artist who exhibits, teaches and runs projects throughout the world, and in collaboration with other artists. The statement on her website: “Paint dye, layer and stitch are combined with discarded cloth, paper and found materials to create unique … More Cas Holmes

New Ideas in Fusing Fabric by Margaret Beal

I needed to research using a soldering iron to further my TRANSLUCENCE investigations. What a boon to find Margaret Beal’s work! I purchased her New Ideas in Fusing Fabric: Creative cutting, bonding and mark-making with the soldering iron (2013) published by Batsford, one of their wonderful series of fabric covered textile art books. After an … More New Ideas in Fusing Fabric by Margaret Beal

Assignment

Brief Develop a series of three stitched pieces showing: a sense of repetition, variety of scale and a placement design. Piece #1 Piece #2 Piece #3 Choosing Imagery The stitched plastic piece from Exercise 2.3 intrigued me: the serendipitous discovery that the straight lines took on curved edges when stitched into this medium and seemed … More Assignment

Peter Clark

Overview Peter Clark is a British collage artist based in London, originally from Yorkshire. He held senior artistic positions at major television production houses and focused on television and advertising for most his career. However, in 1999, he began making commissioned collages. This is now his full-time occupation (EIL, nd). Artist’s statement: “I create in … More Peter Clark

Angie Lewin

One of weaknesses I identified in my drawing, was echoed by my lecturer: “These drawings have become quite controlled in your application of media so I would urge you to try and loosen up even when recording specific detail of your subject matter” I was referred to Angie Lewin, “as reference to an artist that … More Angie Lewin