Well here it is in all it's glory ...FINISHED .......it has taken me the last 2 1/2 months to sew everything on ...first by hand then by machine and if you have ever tried to get a 4 metre by 2 metre piece of artwork through a domestic sewing machine then you will know it's no mean feat .....at times I have had to have the help of Jocelyn and Jim to take the weight of it .....but everything has been sewn on securely and 114 buttons sewn on by hand......and I am going to deliver it tomorrow to the school where it will be put on a frame and attached to the wall in pride of place .......now I'm back in the real/virtual world so I will be able to visit your blogs now and catch up with all you have been doing .....it's good to be back ............:)...hope you enjoy the pics ..........
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 .....