Making work for Perthshire Open Studios 2019, September 7-15: almost finished – the latest appliqué panel collaged with recycled fabric. It will adorn a navy blue linen top.
I’m in the paper! With a small write-up as part of a series of case studies of small rural businesses in Perthshire.
So delighted! My grant application for the Rural Perth & Kinross Micro Enterprise Fund was successful! Now I can go and upgrade my fabric art equipment. Maybe not all in lime green though. Thanks Perth & Kinross Council and GrowBiz!
I’ve been working on a new decorative panel made from recycled fabric, this time incorporating a small piece of commercially printed cotton. The panel is attached to a hand dyed, hand sewn hemp top, displayed on one of my bespoke manikins.
It’s Snowdrop Festival time! During the second weekend we’ll showcase work by local artists and designers. My upcycled furniture and artwork by Mary M Brown and Ann Napier will be on display at the Heritage Centre on Sat/Sun, February 23/24, 11am – 3pm. Heritage Centre, 8 George St, Coupar Angus PH13 9DH Pencil Chair – […]
After a month of relentless mixed media experiments on fabric: sorting fabrics and threads for new upcycling projects!
Visit the Meffan Winter Show in Forfar and explore the impressive variety of paintings, prints, mixed media work and sculpture by local artists! This is one corner of the gallery upstairs where my linoprint ‘Cogs and Pipes’ has been hung. The Meffan Museum & Art Gallery 20 West High Street, Forfar DD8 1BB Nov 17 […]
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). […]
Sixteen local businesses and agencies in the Leslie Street area of Blairgowrie are hosting the work of over 30 artists participating in Perthshire Open Studios. Upcycled furniture from my studio will be on display in the downstairs window of Edinburgh Woolen Mill. Enjoy this event featuring treasure trails, an exhibition on local 19th century artists, […]
The Perthshire Creates Summer Design Market brings together local talented artists and designer-makers showcasing handmade artisan items, my upcycled handpainted furniture among them. A great opportunity to meet artists/designers in person and find out everything about their creative practice. Click here for more info. Perthshire Creates Summer Design Market Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth […]