These were some of the self portraits done by my Yr 9 class last year for a mural we have hanging at school ..I showed them Susan Sorrell's work as an inspiration for the stitching. We also looked at Picasso portraits and pop art so that I tried to encourage them to use different colours and lots of stitches on their work. Lynn's post on Getting my Feet Wet this morning reminded me about these portraits ....They first drew themselves using mirrors then when they were happy with their portrait we photocopied the drawing and they painted it using heat transfer paint I then printed them onto fabric and away they went with the stitching......I was really pleased with the results as sometimes as you can imagine 14 yr old boys are not always the keenest stitchers !!! although secretly ! know they enjoy it.....x
I am a qualified Textile Teacher but now I am lucky enough to follow my dream being a full time Textile Artist and I love every minute I spend creating in my studio at The West Wing. I am passionate about textiles and am privileged to share my skills with others.
I run workshops for schools, colleges and groups.
I work 1 to 1 with individuals who might want help with basic sewing or more advanced techniques.
Commissions are always welcome please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements. No textile job is too small .....:)
I sell my work through Etsy and you can find me on Facebook at Artymess Textile Art ...come and say hello.
Thanks for taking the time to have a glimpse at my world.
Come and visit my other blog ArtyMaker..I have been lucky enough, along with 8 other Textile artists to take part in The Enliven Project....a project organised by Eastleigh Borough Council....which means that we are working as artists in residence in local Charity shops ...we will create an outfit out of goodies we find in our allocated shop which will be put on display for a month. The outfit will then be featured in the Eastleigh music Festival weekend in July
Here is the facebook page ..with lots of pics .....