9 Nov 2014

November 8th 2014 customs house felt hat masterclass

Brilliant day yesterday at customs house; where everyone got to design and make their own artisan wet felted hat. Students were shown how to measure their heads and make a hat mold to work from that was unique to them.

Beautiful unusual hats were made by the end of the day.

Next up on December 13th at customs house.....Felty Day. Your choice;come and make a hat; scarf; bag....or decorations....a fun day!  Book your places now as it's getting busy....

11 Oct 2014

Customs house Art Cloth Doll Masterclass

Brilliant day at customs house. All students worked towards making their very own beautiful cloth doll. Faces were hand embroidered or hand drawn. Clothes designed.

A fun day!

Thanks everyone for coming along ;)

New workshop opportunity.....Hobbycraft

Hello everyone

Hobbycraft on the Team valley in Gateshead have asked if I would like to start up workshops...maybe even once a month. On a night through the week...5-7 or 6-8pm.  Maybe a Friday?

Would appreciate anyone interested to get in touch with me.

There will be a fee on the night for the two hour lesson. Each time on a new technique. All materials will be provided.

Learn things like:

Felt making...bags..hats..jewellery...!

Hand embroidery

Sketchbook design

Doll making.....

Contact me via email...flounderingfish@googlemail.com

Or 07943803849


21 Sep 2014

Hobbycraft 27th September 2014 11 am......

I will be demonstrating felt making at gateshead hobby craft on the team valley ...at the back of the store I will have tables so that you can have a go for a small fee; to make a piece of felt using wet methods. Also a chance to buy my artisan pieces.....share this please!

11 am till 3 pm.

Ask in the shop if you can't see me...


3 Sep 2014

Vegetable sketchbook work.....

Watercolour and mixed media...including stitch. All based on my veg patch produce.

Vegetable inspired pieces....i love carrots!

Hand felted and knotted carrots. Some also made from recycled fabrics. All stitched and dyed too.

All based on my own home grown carrots.

Assignment 5 watercolour. Textiles BA

For my last BA Assigned for the Watercolour module; I went down the path of Self Portraiture.  Here are a few images taken from my Assignment work....