Saturday, 28 January 2017

We are a bit busy creating flowers & leaves for the upcoming Capability Brown Exhibition. Do come along to the Saturday workshops and help grow our collection and learn a few extra techniques. Some photos to tempt you.

19th January 2017- Laura Edgar Workshop
A busy workshop as Laura guided us from inspiration images to layering the fabrics to canvas. It was interesting to see how the images developed from ideas to the usual semi finished pieces. 

18th January 2017: Laura Edgar- Textile Artist
Laura talked about her textile journey, how she was encouraged from an early age to draw, paint, knit and crochet.  Inspired by nature and the beach landscapes of her local area Whitley Bay, she started painting and then transitioned to “painting with textiles”. She uses a variety of techniques, painting, stitching and embellishing; either straight on to canvas or fabric.  Using thread to “sketch” she outlines elements of her pictures.  A “gatherer” she hunts out unusual / vintage fabrics to incorporate in her work.