|Susan's piece from kitchen utensils|
Last Friday I finally remembered to take photos of the class – hurrah! It was ‘Design Day’. It was a great day, painting and dancing at the same time; experimenting with different media and seeing which ones people preferred (not always the ones I expected); making completely random pictures and finding interesting patterns from unpromising material (kitchen utensils!).
|Creating random pictures|
Many of my friends think I’m a bit nuts, but for me it was a great way to spend a Friday helping to take away the fear of designing and I was really impressed by some of the pieces created. Fantastic designs for new textile pieces.
|Scaling up and changing media|
Tomorrow is ‘Stitch Day’, the last of this session as I need to then get the studio ready for Open Studios, which starts on Saturday 6 June. I’m going to be demonstrating my working processes as well as having work displayed for sale, especially as I have a couple of pieces I want to get made. As I write, I’ve got fabric sitting on the radiator drying so it can then be taken to the next stage. Can’t quite believe that at the end of May it is cold enough to justify having the radiators on! Still it does make drying my fabric quicker. Photos of these pieces coming soon.
|Louise's drawing from utensils|
|One of the random pictures|