Thursday, 26 July 2012

This week's inspiration

I am a terrible hoarder and love to travel- probably not a good mix!  I've been trying to clear up a bit this week but just spent hours looking at things I'd forgotten I had! 

I love the wrappers of these White rabbit milk sweets.

A 1980's chinese magazine with some lovely images

'La mano' postcard by Bizarrworld

One of my favourite books when I was little. Published in 1963, it's full of incredible things to make.

I love the cover of this 1958 Chinese edition of Balzac

Monday, 23 July 2012

New designs

Fish cushion. White on Natural 100% Linen

Pigeon cushion. Grey on Natural 100% Linen


 Clasp purse. 18cm x 14 cm Grey on Linen

Zip Bag. 20cm x 15 cm Grey on Linen with leather trim

Clasp purse. 18cm x 14 cm Red on White cotton 

Purse lining. 100% cotton

I've been very busy today making up my new range after all that printing I did last week. I'm using lovely quality linen and its a joy to work with. My designs use images that are strong and characterful but avoid sentimentality. 

Friday, 20 July 2012

Graphite series

Mincer (image size: 64x50 cm) in graphite

Hand Whisk  (image size: 63x43 cm) in graphite

Can opener (image size: 50x24 cm) in graphite

Small open scissors  (image size: 22x25 cm) in graphite

Small closed scissors  (image size: 17x25 cm) in graphite

Crinkle cutter  (image size: 43x24 cm) in graphite

Strainer spoon (image size: 57x32 cm) in graphite

Fork and spoon  (image size: 55x26 cm) in graphite

I've finally finished a group of graphite drawings that have been on the go for ages. They began because I was looking at some old kitchen utensils from the 1950's and 60's. I started to collect a few of them and now I have lots more that friends have donated. In fact I have enough to do another series when I can find the time. The drawings are quite large.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Printing sessions

I've spent the last couple of days getting lots of printing done. The new linen I'm using is lovely to work with and gives a good final result. I've printed my Pigeon design and the new Fish, both of which have come out really well.  Now I just have loads of sewing to do to get the final pieces ready!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

My other obsession at the moment, when I'm not printing, is knitting. I only allow myself to knit in the evening because otherwise I could easily spend the whole day clicking away! The days go too fast as it is! I thought it was time I combined the two and produce a lino. I'm now printing some new colour ways.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

I'm playing around with these dog screen prints at the moment and experimenting with textile designs. All good fun.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Using these lovely new cutters from Intaglio Printmaker. So good to use.

Been sorting lino prints and cutting new ones.