I teach a series of Masterclasses each year. This years are called Layers, lace & lusciousness!
We are a few ideas and classes in and are now going to make books to contain work using a de-construction item with a history.
It is fascinating to see the various items that the students have bought in and after the preliminary design stages the inspirations they all have
SOme of the comments were that they didnt want to destroy their item. I feel that taking an unloved and discarded item and giving it another life honors the many makers of the components and the many hands the item has passed through
We have been astonished at just how many components are in each item.
Inside mine was green velvet, wadding, orange tape and the best of all on each part of the bok the maker or makers had written code.
I am thrilled with this
Also if you look at these marks they could be my initials S F
The first image is of all the screws, keys, lock and pins. I have used some filters to give the aged appeal
I am very excited about this project & have oodles of ideas
I will add more on this adventure from time to time & I am so looking forward to seeing what my very creative students will stitch
Hope you have enjoyed seeing one of the sides of me. Creative stitched workshops using processes & products and the other side traditional & contemporary patchwork, one day I will hit on a successful way to fuse the two sides together, but I do love being able to switch from one type of creativity to the other
Dont forget the STASH DASH 30% patchwork fabric sale over on www.studioapatchshe.co.uk
Ends 9pm Friday 10th January 2014, there is no limit & the 30% & relevant reduction on postage will be refunded through paypal, as soon as I have checked that the fabric is still available.
Parcels will be posted on Monday 13th January 2014,
Back to cutting and packing parcels before Stargazing live comes on, great to have a physics program on for a few nights.