Thursday, 19 March 2015


These are some of the prints I did at the weekend... there is one I love as is (for now and not shown). There are 4 that have potential within a collection (of what I'm not sure/worrying about) with more work; i.e. more layers of print, perhaps some overdying and some embroidery. There are also two that are awful and unresolvable.

Faded and worn detail
But as I am itching to get started on some design work I am just flinging out initial ideas using 'materials', I'm sure whatever they finally turn into will be a million miles away from these samples.  My own suggestion to myself is that I aim for a collection of just beautiful fabrics for now and worry about that or see where it goes later.
Discharge on Indigo, screenprint
I think this has got something

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Scrap Exchange #collagecontest

detail - laser tree

mine + Lani's

just me
The story goes... in December I think it was, I was emailed details of my 'partner in collage' - Lani.

It was a Facebook thing ran by Papirmass and Brown Paper Bag and there were some big collage names involved. It sounded really interesting and as I love collage and it sounded quite straightforward I decided to sign up. We would be matched with someone from anywhere in the world which was rather exciting and we would exchange scraps and then each/all make a collage combining our own bits and pieces and our partner's.
I duly received my match; living about 30 miles away! 
I missed the deadline. 
I've been so busy and by the time the scraps were exchanged (over Christmas!) it was not a good time. However and luckily I found that the deadline had been extended so breathing a sigh of relief, set to work. It didn't take too long when I finally got down to it... and I think the result is 'interesting' and it was fun. So...good times :-)
Now, what to do with it?!
It doesn't fit with my MA work (shown above) but that's the beauty of it I guess.
Now, on with the next deadline... coming soon.