Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Development of our concertina sketches

We have decided to work on Architecture this year and the work we did at the last meeting was the first contribution towards it. Then today Sue came up with a lovely idea for using these sketches to further develop them, this work will be shared with you before long. I’d also been thinking along the same lines and will encourage the very few of the group who are taking an interest in computing in using the sketches for designing. Mary was the only one who brought her laptop today and we both spent some time playing and below is one of my efforts using someone else’s sketch.

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Gwyneth was working on a banner and I had every intention of taking a photo to share with you but was so engrossed in the laptop I completely forgot.


This is Rhiannon who has spoiled us all at each meeting by making us some scrumptious cakes to have with our cuppa, which she also prepares and we are all very grateful to her for all she does. This is an official ‘Thank you’ to Rhiannon!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Carol’s Workshop

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We spent a very interesting afternoon designing with Carol. We had instructions to bring a sheet of cartridge paper measuring 12”x4”, tracing paper, thick and thin black felt tip pens with inspiration in the form of photos or books on architecture. We are thinking about having a textile project on architecture this year. This was all she would tell us.

Today we were told to fold the strip into four, working on one part at a time hiding the rest. Using our inspiration we designed on each one in turn. When we had finished them all, the sheet was opened out then some additional lines or designs were added to each one to bring them all together creating the final work. It was surprising how successful and pleasing this was. There was a time limit an there was no forward planning. It’s not often we are quiet at our meetings, but today we were quiet until we had finished our work.

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Hard at work.

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The result.

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The first piece of work is Joan’s which was inspired by Effie Mitrofanis.

The second piece was developed by Rosemary from the Doodles Workshop given recently by Gwyneth.

The third piece is another by Rosemary based on a mixed media piece made by Sue Gallacher in one of her workshops and developed into textile.