Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A busy day at SerenTex

Please take the time to click on each image, they are worth taking a closer look.
This post has been amended Wednesday January 23rd.

Our latest project at SerenTex is to use the work of Dutch artist Ton Veldmeijer(of course she didn't, she brought in the work of another Ton from the Netherlands called Ton Schulten ) to inspire any type of textile work. Sue brought in some colourful calendars of this artists work. I have been unable to find any of this type of art by him on the Internet (With the help of Hilary Metcalf I have now found a great Website ) thanks Hilary. He has a Gallery, but not with the type of work we are using. Maybe someone who knows his work can help me here? This is where Hilary came in with her help.

Here is Janine studying the fabrics she has chosen for the project. She is the City and Guilds Quilting tutor at Coleg Menai, Bangor, North Wales, and I can imagine the wonderful way she will interpret this one. Janine stressed how important the balance of colour is. I shall remember this when I start to think about my own work for this.

If you look carefully you can see the page from the calendar here on the left. we were not allowed to choose our own page from the calendar, but had to take the page of our birthday month!

Miriam has already finished hers and It's fabulaous as usual. It's a book cover. Wonderful isn't it?

This is what Rosemary has made from her inspiration. Another great piece of work.

Here is another photo of the casket, this time with the inspiration.

Here is Joan's New Year card for Rosemary. It's a delightful card and quite unusual.We had so much going on today I will have to open another post.


Hilary Metcalf said...

Margaret - you don't mean Ton Schulten, do you?? Here is a link to his work: it seems very similar.


MargaretR said...

Thanks Hilary. I am just going to change it now. My excuse can only be that it was a lot of work getting these posts together last night and I just couldn't remember his surname, so I Googled it and came up with the wrong Ton. Nothing like the work we had.

verobirdie said...

Beautiful works!
It is funny, whatever his name is, I think we made the same exercise last year from apparently the same calender. Must take a picture of my piece, by the way.

Sara Lechner said...

hi Margaret,
did I tell you that my daughter is going to study in Bangor? If I visit her once I could perhaps meet your Janine there! this is something in the future because she must set after arriving in September but perhaps on the spring of 2009 I do an England tour!