I like making silk paper and using it with other textile art forms to create images from nature. I like needle felting using a mixture of wool and plant fibres, and am quite keen on using heat techniques to alter fabrics.
I still love painting but now i use stitch to add depth and texture to my work.
Oh and weaving is such fun but i have been doing that since an early age but now with so many wonderful fibres on the market.......well just wait for my gallery pics.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
I was useless with a needle as a child but then i guess i was expected to be skilled because my mother and grandmother were expert stitchers. When i had my own children i made things for them but being on an Access to Art and Design course has really opened new avenues and now i can't stop. I've always painted and loved working with colours so being able to combine the two mediums is so exciting.
Sorry for the delay in replying, yes the access course is a city college and is brilliant. Small groups of like minded folk getting together once or twice a week and learning to stretch their minds. I was thinking about going on to do the Wellbeing course but you have to be working within the caring industry before being accepted so as i am not planning on that route i guess i might go onto art college next September and study either Textiles or Graphics.
hi Helen, thanks for the compliment i really enjoyed looking at your work, actually there are some wonderful works of art on here.
No my father is not a doctor he is an engineer though ofcourse retired now, why did you think he might be?
Anyway, i had better go and finish my work but i look forward to chatting again soon.