Exercise 4.2 Customising a sketchbook Stage 1 Research and preparation

Elizabeth Blackadder  is a Scottish painter and printmaker who works with a range of media including oil paints, watercolour, drawing and printmaking. During the 1950s she travelled through Europe painting landscapes and Byzantine architecture mainly with brush, pen and ink.  These works not only captured the large scale of these structures but the detail also.  … Continue reading Exercise 4.2 Customising a sketchbook Stage 1 Research and preparation

Stitched Up Textile Festival 2017 Wangaratta

Recently I spent the weekend in the Victorian country town of Wangaratta attending the ‘Stiched Up Festival 2017’. This festival draws on Wangaratta’s textile history and is run biennally by volunteers from the Wangaratta Textile Arts Association.  It involves people of different ages and features a range of textile arts and crafts. 2017 Wangaratta Contemporary … Continue reading Stitched Up Textile Festival 2017 Wangaratta

Part three Materials Exercise 3.1 Further Research

After I had completed my earlier research, my tutor recommended researching these artists: Dienke Dekker is a contemporary Dutch textile artist based in Germany who designs household textiles such as rugs and cushion covers and also three dimensional forms.  She uses materials including yarn, paper and barrier safety tape in both hand and machine weaving.  … Continue reading Part three Materials Exercise 3.1 Further Research

A Parade of Quilts

On the recent Easter weekend I travelled to country Victoria to see a local quilt exhibition in the historic city of Bendigo.  The biennial exhibition showcased the work of members of the Strathdale Quilters over the past two years. The exhibition was promoted through the use of ‘Patsy’, a vintage Morris car covered in patchwork! … Continue reading A Parade of Quilts