Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Working towards the next exhibition

Close up of stitched piece

The beginnings of another piece
I am finally managing to start work on pieces for the next exhibition I am taking part in with Liz Hewitt at the West Country Quilt and Textile show at the end of August, to close for comfort. Luckily I can use a few pieces I have already but both of these will be new pieces. The exhibition is called 'Colours of Africa', neither of us have been to Africa so this will be based on our interpretation of it. Liz also has a collection of African textiles she is working on.

The top piece is a landscape with plant dyed silk noil fabric and commercial thread. The second piece will be a large cloth with patches stitched with African designs, the one above is by the Ibo people and is in the Pitts Rivers collection in Oxford. If I remember correctly it was part of a collection of designs for tattoos.

This is also plant dyed but is mainly old cotton sheeting which I am already regretting using as stitching in to it is quite hard and my carpel tunnel operation is not fully healed yet and I suspect not one hundred per cent successful either as I am still getting a lot of pain in my wrist. The silk is so much easier to sew. Anyway I will  persevere and maybe even remember to post sometimes.

Friday, 4 May 2018

More images from our exhibition

Liz Hewitt

Liz Hewitt (close up)

Dominic Hewitt

Jane Barker

Louise Watson

Lizzie Godden

Stephanie Wooster

Stephanie Wooster

Claire Passmore

Liz Brook Ward

Liz Brook Ward

Patricia Brownen
Sorry about the reflections and some of the colours are not great, small camera, amateur photographer.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Transformation: Earth Matters

Pieces based on plastic pollution, polluted beach
and cleaning up
We had a fabulous opening day, loads of visitors, here is a small selection of the work. Not easy to photograph the pieces in the windows.

My work in the frames

Liz Hewitt and some of my small pieces

My work, top piece is woven plastic

Liz Hewitt textiles, side wall, my work, Dominic Hewitt photography
and Patricia Brownen paintings

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

More images on this one

New Exhibition

This is a very roundabout way of trying to get an image on Facebook. The next exhibition I am involved in opens on the 28th April and includes artists with many different talents from the South West of the UK.
There is another poster with more work on it but haven't managed to convert that into a usable file yet.

Friday, 23 March 2018

An update on my bag progress

  I have finally finished hemming the 25 squares for my bag and am now beginning to stitch them together. I may be sometime, the finished bag will materialise at some stage.