Brenda’s embroidered artwork

Brenda says “The ‘Making Connections’ course with Cas Holmes that I was doing has now finished, though I still have full access to all the lessons. The e-book of students’ work has now been published. There is a huge range of different styles even though we all used the same basic techniques of making a collage using fabric and paper temporarily stuck to the substrate with wallpaper paste and then held together with hand and machine stitching.”

Click on the following link to look at the e-book, it’s full of amazing work. You can view it on a phone but a tablet or laptop/computer screen is best as the images are bigger. Brenda’s story and artwork is on page 19.

Well done, Brenda, it looks like you enjoyed the course and learnt many techniques along the way.

Christmas Party 2021

Thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas Party. We decided not to share all our food and drink this year but bring our own supplies and we kept to our tables which were spread throughout the large hall. The traditional Pass the Parcel game became a tombola thanks to Angela and Myrna and thank you to Neil for keeping the Christmas tunes playing. We had good time even though the quizzes were difficult…sorry! :o)

May you all keep happy and healthy over Christmas and the New Year and be ready for an arty 2022.

Festive felicitations to you all!

Angela M’s robin

Angela M has painted this delightful robin in line and wash as a Christmas present. It took her about 3 hours, using watercolour brushes and colours from a Derwent Inktense travel palette on watercolour paper. She is pleased with the painting overall especially as the pen lines have remained light and didn’t get heavy handed.

You should be very pleased with your painting, Angela, it’s very well done!