This weekend Search Press book publishers are hosting a Spring festival with lots of wonderful craft tutorials, projects and demos. It's completely free to attend! It's on Saturday 1st - Monday 3rd May 10am - 4.30pm on the Search Press Facebook page. Click here Thank you to Search Press - they sponsor our YQ book … Continue reading Search Press Spring Festival
Create & Sustain (@create.and.sustain on Instagram) is a non-profit organisation 'dedicated to shifting environmental change with our collective voice in the quilting, home sewing, and craft industries'. They have been very active with live events recently and have done really interesting take-overs, such as by Zak Foster who makes burial quilts (@zakfoster.quilts) and ChiChi Nwizu … Continue reading Some cool quilty links …
We hope you have been inspired by our selection of inspirational female artists so far. We have chosen quite a range of artists: a painter, embroiderer, sculptor, collage artist, and, this week, an architect: Zaha Hadid. Zaha Hadid photographed by Mary McCartney British-Iraqi Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) was a key figure in late 20th century … Continue reading New Year, New Inspirations – Zaha Hadid
This week we are making Frida Kahlo inspired key rings so you carry around with you the strength, courage and creativity of Frida every day 😊 All you will need is: colourful feltembroidery threadsneedlekey ring chainscissorsstuffing (or cotton wool) 1. Cut out two skull shapes with felt (mine are 3x4in). Make sure they match - … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – The Frida Kahlo Project
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
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
I showed you an empty Advent Tree when I posted an introduction to this year's Twelve Days of Christmas and here it is on Christmas Eve. Fabulous @hilarynott. what a lucky grandson. Happy Christmas!