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Frida Kahlo, with cacti. Photo: Nickolas Muray Photo Archives/Frida in Front of the Cactus Fence, San Angel, 1938 This week we are taking a look into the life of a very well known artist. It was September 2018 when I became inspired by Frida Kahlo’s life and work after visiting the Making Her Self Up exhibition … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – Frida Kahlo
After viewing all the gorgeous Alma Thomas paintings for last week's artist post I was inspired to create something beautifully colourful - and something I could share to spread the joyous nature of her art. So for this week's project we're making a postcard. It's quite a quick, fun make so I highly recommend making … Continue reading New Year, New Inspirations – the Alma Thomas project
This week’s artist in our New Year, New Inspiration series is Alma Thomas. This week we’ll tell you a bit about this amazing artist, then next week we’ll have a project for you inspired by her work. © Michael Fischer, 1976; Courtesy of National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC About Alma Thomas … Continue reading New Year, New Inspirations – Alma Thomas
I have taken inspiration from Irem's pieces that decorate clothing and made a badge. I also have to confess that I bought her book 'Tiny Stitches' and it is very good. Lots of inspirational patterns to trace, but better still, at the back of the book is an envelope full of iron on transfer patterns! … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration, Irem Yazici Inspired Project.
Irem Yazici is an embroider. She went to Anadoulo University in her homeland of Turkey to study public relations and advertising, but she soon realised that the course she had chosen was not for her. She took some time to re evaluate.To pass some of the extra time she then had, she bought herself some … Continue reading New Year, New Inspirations Part 3; Irem Yazici
Hello there! I hope you enjoyed reading about Kelly Puissegur in last week’s blog post. Her art is certainly quirky and you are probably wondering how it will translate into stitch. Well, one of the things that I found most inspiring about Puissegur’s work was her design process, using collage to explore and develop her … Continue reading New Year, New Inspirations-The Kelly Puissegur Project
The second artist in our New Year, New Inspiration series is Kelly Puissegur. I first encountered Kelly Puissegur whilst reading ‘The Big Important Art Book Now with Women’ by Danielle Krysa. The book is bursting with inspirational female artists exploring and sharing their artistic voices from all over the world (it's definitely a book I would recommend for … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration- Kelly Puissegur
Thank you for all your amazing feedback on last week's post about Barbara Hepworth - it's always great to hear from you. I promised a project this week’s inspired by her work – did you guess what it would be? Squares with Two Circles 1963 Yes - it's the holes!! I am so fascinated by … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – the Hepworth project
The first artist in our New Year, New Inspiration series (read last week’s post for more information) is Barbara Hepworth. This week we’ll share a bit about this amazing artist, and next week we’ll have a project for you inspired by her work. Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) is widely recognised as one of the most important … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – Barbara Hepworth
Happy New Year! Do you make New Year's Resolutions? Many quilters and crafters do, but so often it's about finishing UFOs, or using up stash before buying more fabric, or keeping our sewing spaces tidy. Necessary (perhaps) but not the most exciting. And after 2020 we think we all need something to look forward to. … Continue reading New Year – New Inspiration