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New collage techniques

Perthshire Open Studios 2019 is over. Back to trying out new techniques: the next upcycling challenge is to combine collaged fabric appliqué with erratic stitching on water soluble stabiliser – ‘open’ panels will be more difficult to attach to a garment. Let’s see how it works!

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Fun a Day Dundee exhibition

Remember how I participated in Fun a Day Dundee in January? Where I committed to create a piece of artwork every day (well, almost every day)? Sam, the organiser of this project, has invited participants to exhibit their work at Wasps Studios, Meadow Mill, West Henderson Wynd, Dundee. If you’d like to see some of […]

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Fun a Day Dundee 2019

I’m participating in FUN A DAY DUNDEE 2019, an event where you create one piece of artwork per day and share the result online with friends and followers. My chosen field is experimenting with mixed media techniques on fabric. It isn’t always possible to actually finish one piece in a day so I take pictures […]

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Christmas cards

I have just posted my handprinted Christmas cards to a few customers. The 2018 motifs are ‘Christmas Pudding’ and ‘Rocking Horse’. I still have a number of ‘Christmas Pudding’ cards available: 5″ x 7″, printed on 350gsm paper, blank inside. £4, envelope included, s/h extra. Please send me a message if you would like to […]

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Upcycled furniture: hall table

More upcycled furniture: I have transformed a dark brown hall table into a contemporary focal piece that looks good in any room, not just the hall. This time I didn’t use Frenchic chalk paint, I used Annie Sloan paint instead, the hue is called Louis Blue. And I have lightly distressed the table. Stylised flower […]

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Upcycling: fabric

I don’t just upcycle furniture, I’ve started upcycling garments too. I learned how to dye and paint fabric in my studio for functional art in Canada, back in the 1990s. Here you see the back panel of a dress in burgundy red, printed using handcut stamps and embellished with hand embroidery (still a bit shaky). […]

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Cogs and Pipes. Linoprint

Perthshire Open Studios 2018

Perthshire Open Studios 2018 – this year I am going to share space with painter Stewart Graham and jeweller Sheila Roussel. Stewart’s studio in Alyth is listed as #14 orange route in the event brochure, already available in many shops, cafés, libraries all over Perth & Kinross. A selection of my linoprints will be on […]

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