Adult Community Learning Centre
Rochford Essex SS4 1DQ
Hours - College class hours, ie some evenings inc
Exhibition now til end of year
So to entice, here are some photos of the work I will put up and a little information about each piece. Hopefully clicking on each image it will enlarge for a better view.
TUDOR ROSE 18cm x 12cm
Remember in previous post I said I had done a lot of white stitching on white - well this is one of those pieces! Yes I know it has colour - but its all stitched in white and painted with colour after. So small, but actually contains a lot of work, and many colours/layers of paint.
STRATA 40cm x 30cm
This is from my imagination, looking through layers to the earth's core and no I've not stuck my head down a Volcano. The top comprises layers of paper with further layers of chiffon, which have been stitched and melted back. The top piece sits away from the cut out shape. Free machine straight lines across the void and beneath, hand painted fabric with hand stitch, beads and gem chips.
PASTICHE 40cm x 50cm
This piece has been on a touring Exhibtion around East Anglia. Made in response to studying the work of Owen Jones. It was displayed along with the research. The background is handmade paper dyed, the bright colours coming from looking at fabrics in the Warner Textile Archive. The pattern is a Celtic knot, also reference to Owen Jones patterns. Its stitched in two different coloured gold cords made by me. The whole piece references one of Owen Jones Propositions as he called them - guides for good design.
Proposition 32 : Ornaments of any colour may be separated from grounds of any other colour by edgings of white, gold, or black
OH YOU PRETTY THING 36cm x 30cm
Difficult to photograph because its all sparkly. Angelina fibres, fine curly wirelike fibre, hand stitching and surface embellishment on a black velvet background. This is only a partial view because its in a gold frame. and its title - I kept singing this song to myself when making, because, simply, its pretty!
I hope looking here, or if you get to pop along to the venue, that you enjoy seeing these pieces. Thank you for looking.