We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.
Saturday, 21 January 2012
It was a beautiful day and I went out from our home and took some photos of around where I live
I did a load of drawings
Next the applique. Ripponden the village where I live used to have 19 mills in it, I live in one of the few remaining old mills in the village. They specialised in dying navy blue wool for Naval uniforms. I decided I would try to work in a woollen fabric, as I usually work in cottons or felt. So I dyed a range of different woollen fabrics that i had - the one that worked best was a piece of wool that I had bought from a charity shop - only a small piece so i dyed that blue, green and red. There was only a small piece.