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.


Friday, 16 February 2018

Bagstories

Basic bag

Wrapping cloth
I am following India Flint's Fb group for people who have purchased her book Bagstories. There are extra lessons on the page, one of which involves hemming 25 squares. I have started doing these with hand stitch but have had to give up for a while. I really wanted to make a bag so have made the easiest one from the book, mostly machined but hand finished. It is made from Indian cotton tab topped curtains I bought in a sale. The handle is made from one of the tabs and the button is one I kept from a 1970's coat.. I have more fabric and buttons so may make a larger one as well.
The wrapping cloth is also based on a Japanese concept and is made from another curtain I bought at the same time. I like to wrap presents in cloth, it is reusable or can be made into something else.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Recovery

It is nearly three weeks since I had my operation for carpel tunnel. I have found it frustrating not being able to do very much but now gradually I am able to spend small amounts of time weaving. This piece was started last year and I have added a couple of inches to it in places this week. I have even managed to do a little hand hemming of squares for India Flint's 'Bagstories'

project, the first time I have been able to hand stitch for nearly six months which is very exciting.
Hopefully I may even begin to be able to garden soon, lots of weeds and the fruit trees need pruning and get back to driving myself around.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Pipe cleaner people

I haven't been doing any making for a while, now back to doing a bit though this will be slowed down by an operation to rectify carpel tunnel syndrome tomorrow. I am making pipe cleaner people for my second piece for the Bristol Guild exhibition in April. I have the idea for the completed piece in my head, just hope its going to come out looking good and not a bit naff.