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Today - making marks and self portraits
A fun day today. Thank you Linda. Sorry - forgot to take photos. There was lots of silence - concentration. Plus lots of laughter - evaluating the results. Next session.... The challenge is to develop a self portrait into textiles. For those who missed toda...

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Monday 9th May 2016
This is what we will need for our Mark Making and self portraits with Linda: Sketch
pad A4 for the first studies in mark making and A3 would be easier for the self
portrait , or sheets of paper . Charcoal in pencil or stick form , thick and
thin , Any co...

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Follow up and future sessions
Sorry no photos yet of the continuing work from our Gillian Travis day in October. Some really interesting pieces coming through. Can't wait to see how they progress. Over lunch we made decisions about the next few sessions. December - bring your own work. ...

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Wednesday 21st October
Something to look forward to............... Wednesday 21st October 2015 'Interchange Applique' with Gillian Travis Requirements: Design Work : Coloured paper - make sure it is contrasting colours Glue stick eg Pritt or similar Paper scissors Pencil Sketch b...

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Cut and Stretch
Thanks to Yvonne for a great design exercise. We  'Cut and Stretched' today producing some interesting results. You can tell those who had done this before because they knew where they could interpret the instructions in their own way. Something to try next...

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Monday 12th October
Our next session is 'Cut and Stretch' - a design exercise. No room for procrastinating.   Herewith
the needs list for the ‘Cut and Stretch’ process which we shall attempt on Oct.
12th. Requirements: Initially: cutting
equipment sewing
machine and sewing...

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Naive drawings
A pre school group takes place at the same time across the hall from us. They very kindly supplied us with some drawings to use today for our drawing to stitch session. We used transfer crayons, fused applique and free machine stitching to re-create the dra...

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September session
Naïve Textile Pictures. Drawings and paintings made by young children have a
wonderful naivety about them that is almost impossible to create by the hand of
an adult. Not having experienced the world for too many years , children see
things through immature...

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Change of plan
Another productive day thanks to Sally. Sadly no photos at the moment of any 'mish mashes'. Next month (July) there is a change of plan. We are going to tackle 'photos'. Taking photos of work, making the most of your photos and manipulating them using image...

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Coming up
Good to see you all today. Coming up in the next few months: June            - Abstract design using mixed fabrics with architecture as the inspiration. July             - 'Flower power'. August        - Own work,  FOQ de-brief, plan for The BTS. September ...
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