Thursday, 27 August 2009

Exciting news...!

A while ago I submitted some close-up photos of textures of my work to the Flickr group 'Colour Chart'. The group is moderated by the Tate Gallery Liverpool, as part of their exhibition 'Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today', being held at the Tate Liverpool 29 May - 13 September 2009.

The group purpose was as follows:

"Photographs submitted to the group will be shown on Tate Online, and 36 images will be used to make a glossy Colour Chart poster ... displayed at Tate Liverpool. "

All photos submitted had to be 'colour monochrome' images with the main colour making up at least 95% of the image. Check out the group pool to see some great photos.

I had forgotten the original purpose of the group as I had just been enjoying looking at all the photos in the pool so much, with their wonderful range of colour. Amazingly, yesterday I was contacted to say that one of my photos had been chosen, from over 4,300 total submissions, as one of the 36 images that will go on the poster! So exciting!!

It was this image that was chosen - a close-up of the texture of my 'Heliotrope' brooch:

The Tate is also sending out a copy of the poster to all 36 selected. Can't wait to see it!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Current projects...

I've been quite busy over the last few weeks visiting friends all over the place, and finishing my biggest ever project (see my next post!) so I haven't had much time for craftiness. Here's what I've been fitting in in spare moments...

Another Paisley-shaped brooch in the making

Some linocutting (now turned into fabric prints - thanks Thomas!)

Some wee button-y cards to send as little extras with Etsy orders

I've also been given a really interesting idea by one of my Etsy customers (thanks Rosemary!) which I'm looking forward to exploring... watch this space!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


Here's another Paisley brooch prototype - 'Peardrop' :

This was my first time felting with a 'silk hanky' - beautifully hand-dyed by fibrespace supplies. I added some more silk fibres and wool nepps, before embellishing with glass and metal beads, and hand embroidery.

A close-up of the whip-stitched edge:
And this time I tried having black felt on the back - feels much better this way!