Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Big Chill workshop video

Following my post after the Big Chill Festival, Mr Goode has put together this lovely video he shot during the workshop days. Magpahi has kindly let us use her music again...very befitting a bird making workshop!

Bringing my creatures to life....

My super talented friend Craig Goode, was asked by IdN magazine to contribute a video to their 100th anniversary edition. I'm on tenterhooks waiting for it to appear in the shops but until then I have the animation to post here for you all to see.
It was a first for both Craig and myself and so much learnt for next time...but I think he's done an incredible job...it's got such a beautiful feel to it and works perfectly with the Magpahi soundtrack.
I'm keen to give it another go with Craig as chief animator so stay tuned!!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Big Chill 2010

Earlier in the year I'd been invited by Selvedge to join them in running a sewing workshop at the Big Chill Festival. Last weekend Team Selvedge headed out to Eastnor Castle to set up shop, teaching participants how to make a little fabric bird that would then be hung in a nearby tree for the duration of the festival.
The event was a huge success, with hundreds of birders keen to take part. It was lovely to see the dedication, care and love that went into making these little birds...and the smiles on so many peoples faces as they finished theirs up and hung them in the tree.
Thank you to any of you who might have come along and taken part, and to my friends who offered themselves up to help and of course to the lovely Selvedge ladies who asked me to be part of it.

Photograph credits to the lovely Abbi and Craig Goode and Benedict Sanderson.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Small Magazine

Delighted to find my flamingo and peacock gracing the pages of Small Magazine today!
I love how they piece the magazine together, really inspiring pages...there's always a heap of people to investigate.

This second page lead me to some other textile artists making some other truly beautiful works...