Had a fabulous couple of days at ArtVanGo last week teaching ‘Tissue Textured Surfaces’. We did lots of experimental surfaces and took a couple of the techniques further to create these to store the samples in:
This time I did remember to take photos and just couldn’t believe it when the camera battery failed so I only managed to get half of the wonderful books that were created. Such a talented group of ladies too. So if I haven’t shown yours, please send me a photo and I will share it with everyone.
Jenny, who kindly showed me the way to go home – I get lost very easily. :)
Marilyn, who is totally new to all things textile and mixed media, how exciting that must be for her with all those new techniques and materials she has yet to discover.
and Maureen, who travelled miles to get there!
The other six are just as stunning as these. The folded pocket books hadn’t been embellished and some of the samples were unfinished at this point, everyone was really worn out by this stage. :)
I’m back down in Surrey next then at the end of the month it’s a ‘Vessels’ workshop in Cornwall, a place with the lovely name of St.Issey.
Recently had the news that I have been allocated a stand at the ICHF show in Cardiff at the end of September where I will also be taking some ‘Quick & Easy’ workshops over the three days. Hope to meet some more of you there. (Note for CarolT – my emails keep bouncing back, have you changed your addy?)
Many thanks for all the emails about the article in Workshop on the Web, pleased you enjoyed it.
And for anyone else that wants to know where you can get book screws from, they are available from most bookbinders stores. In the UK, amongst other places, you can get them from Shepherds or J Hewit & Sons. If you ‘google’ make sure you put in ‘screw posts’ rather than book screws.
Wanted to show you this, fuzzy picture of a Bosch Sensixx B7 Iron:
New purchase. Would really like one of those big steam contraptions but have nowhere to store it so went for this which had high ratings in the Argos catalogue. All I can say is ‘Bosch stick to what you’re good at – Power Tools – and leave the domestic stuff alone.’ Have heard that their washing machines are useless so would now like to add irons to the list!