Well this is going to be more about the old year ending really!
What a fabulous start to the Studio. Roz and I have both now completed a term of teaching in the Studio and found it to be a wonderful space to work in – students constantly comment on the quality of the light and the view.
Despite overlooking the train station, it is so lovely not to be face to face with another building. And there is always something to watch outside – not that there is much time for any of that!
My Friday Colour To Stitch group have now completed one project – their mini quilt, and started on another one – an embroidered print. The printing was done amidst much fun and laughter and some lovely prints were made. I am looking forward this week to seeing how they all turned out and what prints are going to be chosen to take forward to the stitching phase.
The Saturday personal development class all do a variety of different projects – some students have spent their term stitching projects, others have explored the variety of wet print options available to them in the fully equipped studio, and some have come with firm intentions and projects to work through.
And Mondays are a riot – an energetic class where it is all about wet print and dye work. So we have tried out tying and clamping, tray dyeing, spraying & painting dyes, and now we are embarking on screen printing and a variety of techniques you can use with the screens.
There is not much time to draw breath on a Monday but everyone goes away with lots of fabric, quite a few rolls of plastic that the fabric is wrapped in, and the satisfaction of having learnt another few techniques and created some beautiful unique fabric to work with.
And of course at the beginning of December, Roz and I took part in the Eastbourne Christmas Open House event and had a lovely weekend chatting with people and showing our work. We intend to open the Studio again after Easter as part of the Festival Open House event and we will have a new member of the studio joining us: Elaine Cameron will be working with us and showing her collaborative art work that has derived from her recent MA.
If anything has caught your fancy in this post, or pictures, please do use to Contact form to e mail me and I will get back to you straight away. There are still places on most courses and I have new students joining all the time. In fact there is one new student coming along to the Monday class this very week.
Looking forward to the New Year and all the fabrics that are going to be made in that time.