May 27, 2007

Textile Festival 2007

Filed under: General — sarah @ 12:11 pm

We went and had a look around in Stratford Park in Stroud as there was a Textile Festival at the museum in the park.

Unfortunately I didn’t have the time or money to go on any of the courses and workshops that they were running this year, though they did look really interesting!

They did, however, have a little gallery set out with interesting displays of uses of textiles. I sort of regretted going there with family as it would have been great to take a sketch pad there – alas instead I had an almost-two year old with me and no reins!

But they did have a huge selection of books on textiles and their modern and traditional uses, and some very nice ones on crocheting with wire – which is something I’ve been working on anyway. I also picked up some nice wooden printing blocks in the shop – it was really interesting. 🙂

December 10, 2006

The Beginning

Filed under: General,Science and Art — sarah @ 1:52 pm

Hopefully this blog will act as a repository for all the art and craft and any other crazy projects we get up to. I hope too that the documented projects which will also have photos attached will be a good resource for other people.

I am still learning mainly new techniques and styles; my favourites though are probably my polymer clay projects and our metalwork projects. I probably paint more than anything at the moment but promise not to bore you all too much with that!

By training I am a scientist and not an artist and I feel this definitely comes through in my work – hopefully in a good way!

I have found myself at several points in my life organising craft activities for children or adolescents. I am currently in one of these positions with our local Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, so there will probably be lots of childrens’ projects on here too. This section I feel will only grow as I have a small baby/toddler who already scribbles with crayons and will no doubt be a continual source of inspiration!

I will also cross link to my mother’s sewing blog from time to time and maybe a few other sites to build this blog into a valuable resource for anyone interested in art and handicrafts.

Ps my spelling etc… isn’t too crash hot but I feel that the site should have a high standard so please let me know of anything too glaring. 🙂

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