I’ve literally just noticed the little check box when creating a post that says ‘Allow comments’ don’t know how I missed it….
Hello friends, I mentioned in an earlier post that I had a little meltdown over Covid-19, I’ve always suffered with anxiety but everything happening in the world made it so bad, much, much worse than its ever been.
So here’s me being brave and talking about how I feel…with some pretty pictures at the end.
Wow its 2021 when did that happen?!
So, I haven’t posted anything for an age…lots has been happening…what with life surrounding Covid-19 I kinda had a mini breakdown and couldn’t cope with the thought of going online, but I’m planning to rectify that and try to post two or three times a week. I want to completely overhaul how I blog and share more of my thoughts.
Thanks for sticking with me
Celebrating the 150th birthday of Alice, these quirky wall hangings make a great gift for the curious minded.
These Wall Mounted Animal Heads are handmade, using various felts and british standard padding. As the name suggests these Feltsidermy are created using mainly felt. Each head is filled with wadding and is backed onto a foam disc giving each head a nice backing board and will hang neatly onto the wall with a small loop on the back.
The Dormouse is complete with hand made artistic gold finish wire glasses.
All materials used are vegan friendly and kind to the environment, the felt itself is made from recycled plastic bottles.
Well, here it is the finished Re-mixed Dimensions collection. I’m so happy with these final pieces, there’re all very different but sit well together. Constructed textiles are amongst my favourites due to how tactile you can make them.
I have to give a hugh thank you to Catherine who modelled for me, she looks amazing.
Experimented with including sleeves on the body, this sits well on the body using felt works well as it holds its shape when manipulated.
After initial researching of all the various things I found influential for this project. I started playing with adornment of my own, using different weighted and textured materials and making each piece individually, decorating them by hand or with a sewing machine and arranging each piece onto a stand to create a silhouette I like, then sewing all the various pieces together by hand, so that it may be worn on the body.
This particular piece was made during the final year of the FDA in Textiles and Fashion I studied, It was so much fun playing with ideas and pieces of fabric to create something to adorn the body, so I thought why not include it here.
This is a quick ink doodle to show shape on the body, I’m hoping over the next couple of days to make the final pieces and do a photo-shoot.
These are some constructed textile experiments I’ve played with, I’m quite happy with them and I’ve used a wide range of methods these are fun to make and if you haven’t tried felting before I highly recommend it.
Over the last week I’ve been playing with constructed textiles and thought I’d try laying brass buttons in a dish of latex (so much fun!) It took about 3 days to dry out and when I removed the buttons the latex had imprinted the pattern and taken the colouring from them. Now I can cut them up and use them as buttons.
Conveying layers in different media, and experimenting with how it could be used on the body.
- Using a bamboo stick, dipped in paint.
A few quick mark making experiments always free the creative side of me, using different tools and black paint to test out directions lines with can be used on the body.
- Diagonal lines created using a toothbrush.
New horizons inspired artwork, prints and originals are now available in My Shop
And finally here is the third in the series of 3 illustrations for my Apocalypsis project, I will be selling these on Etsy when my shop is up and running!
So, here is the second in a series of 3 illustrations to accompany my Apocalypsis project, I will be selling these on Etsy when my shop is up and running!
Thank you for liking the previous one – I’m so pleased that people like these illustrations!
One of a series of 3 illustrations to accompany my Apocalypsis project, I will be selling these on Etsy when my shop is up and running!
A slightly more definitive and detailed illustration for my Water of Life collection.