Indigo Shibori … Fold, Stitch and Clamp the best Blue and White print !

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 facts for inspiration !!! Come for a short Indigo Shibori workshop and get the chanceContinue reading “Indigo Shibori … Fold, Stitch and Clamp the best Blue and White print !”

#mackintosh150 – THE BIG MACK PROJECT

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 between May and October on the last friday of the month… If you are aContinue reading “#mackintosh150 – THE BIG MACK PROJECT”

Earthy ! using organic dye to give earthy tones to Eco-prints

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 to teach anyone who wants to hear me about it and I run a numberContinue reading “Earthy ! using organic dye to give earthy tones to Eco-prints”

Better together : “Honest Error”, written words and stencilled roses together celebrate the life and work of Mackintosh and Margaret

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 ! 10 mns of bliss of talk by an expert, just enough to keep youContinue reading “Better together : “Honest Error”, written words and stencilled roses together celebrate the life and work of Mackintosh and Margaret”

It’s better together ; Erasmus’s Nuremberg students collaboration & #thebigbanner into Europe

“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 wanted to take part … they were in Glasgow to research a future fashion showContinue reading “It’s better together ; Erasmus’s Nuremberg students collaboration & #thebigbanner into Europe”

Better together – Collaborative workshops with Bookbinding with Cass

“Cass and Elisabeth are just so nice and kind to be around, They create a nice atmosphere !” “I loved unrolling the bundles…” “The skills are enthousiastically shared”        2018 is the year of collaboration because “we work better together” and Cassandra Barron and me will be running a number of workshops “Printing –Continue reading “Better together – Collaborative workshops with Bookbinding with Cass”

Better together ! Sponsorship ! Successful projects rely on local partnership…

October is over and The Big Banner has been put to rest… almost a year in the planning, several months in the preparing, 5 weeks of running, several hundreds participants and 11 banners hanging in The Lighthouse for another week. I have to admit the result of a small idea went beyond all expectations. ItContinue reading “Better together ! Sponsorship ! Successful projects rely on local partnership…”

Give a girl a brush ! The Big Banner Project in the colours of a rainbow !

The Big Banners can be seen in an exhibition @ The Lighthouse (3rd floor) until the 5th November 2017. It is an art project part of The Mackintosh Festival. Young people are very open to creativity and they have no fear of the brush ! I mean offer any “non arty” adult to have aContinue reading “Give a girl a brush ! The Big Banner Project in the colours of a rainbow !”

Honest Error – Glasgow Poets on Charles Rennie Mackintosh

If you would like a copy of this book, you can order it Here If you live in The UK and if you live overseas Here. A group a Glasgow Poet went into a basement storage a few months back to have a look at the collection of items by Charles Rennie Mackintosh… and theContinue reading “Honest Error – Glasgow Poets on Charles Rennie Mackintosh”

The Glendale Women’s Cafe workshop – #stencillingisforthemany

This morning took me to the South Side of the City, a community cafe by the name of The Glendale Women’s Cafe. I was to meet there ladies who meet once a week in that community led Cafe with a charitable status to catch up and take part in many activities from Arts and CraftsContinue reading “The Glendale Women’s Cafe workshop – #stencillingisforthemany”