My studio is based in Glasgow – Scotland, and anyone there reading the title above would think I have been stung by the Football bug ! Blue and Green are the well known colours of the Celtic and Rangers football … Continue reading 2018 is the year of the Blues and the Greens !
My next workshops : I will be running an Eco Printing and Book Binding workshop with Cassandra Barron at the beautiful Edinburgh Botanic Gardens (Booking) on the 2nd June. Cassandra is a great book binder from Edinburgh, I will make paper in … Continue reading When Nature meets Culture, the magic of Eco Printing
“The workshop and your tuition was inspiring. I went home created an art space and began designing…” “For me working with other people at the same large table is like sharing a meal.” “I can not believe that in just … Continue reading Courses, workshops, Stencils and Commission work
You have to love the “Blue Dye” no? Would you like to try it? I will be running some basic Indigo Shibori workshops within the next few weeks… but if you love your Blue Indigo Shibori read below… some interesting … Continue reading Indigo Shibori … Fold, Stitch and Clamp the best Blue and White print !
A few days ago I received this very lovely message from Betty .. a participant from my last Stencilling and Bookbinding workshop in Glasgow ! … “Thanks to you and Cass, for such a wonderful inspiring day… To come away … Continue reading When Betty came to my workshop to Stencil Mackintosh !
Some people travel for work … I tend to do my best work close to home and let those who want to share come closer… I will be running an Eco printing and Bookbinding in the glorious Kibble Palace next … Continue reading Blue Print and West end Eco Collaboration ! When Oxfam and the Glasgow Botanic become my work places !
EVENTS: For those interested to discover Mackintosh stencilling that is see some original stencilling as well as practise your brushstrokes why don’t you book yourself on one of my Stencilling Mackintosh Discovery days? I am running them once a month … Continue reading #mackintosh150 – THE BIG MACK PROJECT
Every year I take a couple of days off to learn a new technique, something fun which I have not done before and I might just be able to incorporate in my own work ! I came across PULP the … Continue reading Use PULP ! Make paper !
Eco printing is my very favorite technique of all ! Creating beautiful marks on Upcycled paper and fabric with some leaves discarded by nature ! What better way is there to recycling while being creative ? I am so eager … Continue reading Earthy ! using organic dye to give earthy tones to Eco-prints
I will be running some stencilling workshops with The Willow Tea Rooms in Buchanan Street – Glasgow if you would like to book look here ————- Much of my stencilling life is spent up a ladder or a scaffolding recreating the … Continue reading A freshly baked scone, a cup of tea and a stubby brush ! Stencilling Mackintosh @ The Willow Tea Rooms
Tuesday’s are funny days… not the drab Monday that everyone hates and not the well awaited Friday… yet not the middle of the week either. Just a bit of a boring day apart from the lunchtime talk at the Hunterian … Continue reading Better together : “Honest Error”, written words and stencilled roses together celebrate the life and work of Mackintosh and Margaret
“Dear Betty … we are German textile students and we would like to help…” The email I received started that way… a group of students from Nuremberg on an exchange with Erasmus grants were visiting Glasgow in October and they … Continue reading It’s better together ; Erasmus’s Nuremberg students collaboration & #thebigbanner into Europe