Lovely to spend a week off finally having a catch up with ...everything. Visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park have never been so cold. But it was lovely to see the work of Donna Wilson, work I have followed for a while Endangered Species is currently on show go take a peek...
Its all about the Vintage Tea, the china, the music, the atmosphere and the craft. How these elements can combine to bring people together and stimulate a stronger sense of community and interaction something valuable.
Lovely book filled with inspiration.
Exploring this concept further and integrating it with a passion for crafting :)
Lovely Owls crafted using fabrics found by rummaging through my collection. Craft provides the feeling of satisfaction in using thought to put together something from pieces to product... in this case lovely fabric and buttons to owl.
"It is not enough to know your craft - you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more." Edouard Manet
"Skills you learn whilst knitting can also be highly effective in education and industry. Forward thinking teachers are using knitting in classrooms and finding it facilitates learning, controls disruptive behaviour and is ideal for kinaesthetic learners. It also teaches patience and perseverance which is important in this world of instant gratification. "
A little bit of a New Years Day project crafting my gloves, finally finished them and very happy with the results. The new year presents an opportunity for change to try new things, push ideas and evaluate although daunting exciting times ahead. Along with a resolution to try and blog more, see more and be inspired more lets hope this happens.
Completing my teacher training involved creating a visual diary, I chose to represent this through the journey on a historic map of Leeds. Beginning at one side and ending at the Leeds College of Art. I like the concept of using maps and the representation. Now at the start of a new journey.........where will it take me?
My design journey began with Printed Textiles, exploring surface pattern design. Following from this I developed an interest in the concept of textile sustainability and recycling. I have recently completed my MA study exploring how historic textile processes can benefit our future through sustainable design. I am training to be a teacher in Art and Design to share my knowledge and fulfil the concept of living arts. This blog aims to explore what inspires me and to encourage my development as a practioner.