Tag Archives: Leeds

Tree Army

I think that I gain a certain amount of satisfaction from making lots of things that look very similar.

I’ve just finnished a batch of decorations and am making a start on another. I’ve heard that Testspace in Leeds are thinking of having Christmas craft stalls on Thursdays and weekends during the run up to Christmas, so I think I’m probably going to go into over drive making these within the next couple of weeks! Woo

I felt that the snow flake looked better with silver thread attaching the buttons, so I’ve done that instead

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“Thousands of Cats Wearing Trousers and Hats”

I am on the look out for craft fairs now as I have a nice stock of brooches to sell. I am hoping I will be able to get a stall at the next Homemade in Leeds  – will let every one know the dates if I do.

I am also experimenting with new neck foxes – one of these accidentally turned into a dragony alligator thing; I will embroider some nice scales on him.

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Squidsquad

(Any excuse for squid.)

I’ve e-mailed these off to Testspace people tonight; hope some one wants to use them

I’m trying my hardest to create less cartoon illustrations but at the moment when it comes to drawing people (and mermpeople) I am finding this impossible. I think I need to go do some life drawing again and work on human faces to give everything a more lifelike and less babyish aesthetic.

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Sewing workshop and Puppet blog

HelloG! Take a look at the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Giant Puppet parade blog!

Heres and example of one of the mock up puppets artist and designer Tony Wade has created for year 5 students to start building next week. The head was made by children in previous workshops.

Yesterday I was helping out at Project Space Leeds with their Forties Summer Fete. It was a vintage affair with lots of nice retro clothing stalls,  antiques, cake, cream tea and home made gifts

Eleanor Snare and I lead a sewing workshop; we made a variety of fabric animals and monsters with visitors who only had to pay a pound to participate. We were very impressed with one girl’s multi coloured cat which she created completely from scratch with very little instruction from either of us!  Eleanor also made a dress by re-styling a striped t-shirt with some blue fabric, and a floral bag – photos to follow!

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Squid

Hi – currently working on some art work for my friend’s Zine.  Heres a tiny bit of work in progress:

Off to Nous Vous’  ‘Awesome Movement / Fantastic Motion’ private view tonight at Harewood House – it’s on until June 13th, goseeit

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