A fabric collage made in exchange for a beautiful sewing machine I got off freecycle. The machine had belonged to the Lady in the collage her name was Alice Frances Kinder and she had been a dressmaker all her life. I made this for her son who was parting with the machine but it obviously held precious memories for him he said he remembered turning the hand wheel while his Mother sewed. She lived past her nineties and continued sewing all through her life.
My trusty Singer ......my right hand machine at the Adult Learning Festival at Southampton Art Gallery today...Jenni and I volunteered to take some textile workshops so I did sugar skull brooches and fabric flower brooches and Jenni was customising old jeans and making them into skirts and bags ............a busy, tiring day
Jenni teaching how to customise and make bags from old jeans
Congratulations Sophie for cycling 90 miles today through the Yorkshire Dales (very hilly !!) on a tandem with Ollie on his Friend's of the Earth fundraising cycling trip...He is cycling 500 miles from London to Edinburgh and Sophie joined him today for his leg through the Yorkshire countryside ....read about it here
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 .....