123 – Indigo Dye – Fold and Print was a great week end ! Now I am feeling BLUE !

My next week end Indigo Shibori is in Glasgow in September … I would love if you wanted to join… Detail and booking When I was a child at some point I ended up with this Tie Dye tee shirt… I remember taking some elastic bands and tying them on a tee shirt around someContinue reading “123 – Indigo Dye – Fold and Print was a great week end ! Now I am feeling BLUE !”

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 !”

Blue Print and West end Eco Collaboration ! When Oxfam and the Glasgow Botanic become my work places !

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 week end with Cassandra Barron Edinburgh bookbinder. For info look Here I live and work inContinue reading “Blue Print and West end Eco Collaboration ! When Oxfam and the Glasgow Botanic become my work places !”

#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”

Use PULP ! Make paper !

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 paper making workshop in Glasgow through Cassandra from Bookbinding with Cass an Edinburgh book binding withContinue reading “Use PULP ! Make paper !”

2018 is the year of the Blues and the Greens !

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 clubs tops… Very close to the hearts of most Glaswegian… but for me those coloursContinue reading “2018 is the year of the Blues and the Greens !”

A freshly baked scone, a cup of tea and a stubby brush ! Stencilling Mackintosh @ The Willow Tea Rooms

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 historic designs and it is immensely  rewarding. But I also love sharing my skills withContinue reading “A freshly baked scone, a cup of tea and a stubby brush ! Stencilling Mackintosh @ The Willow Tea Rooms”

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”

Fake it ! Or get into Upcycling Furniture …

I will be running an Upcycling Furniture class of 10 weeks in the West End of Glasgow starting mid January details and bookings Here     THIS CLASSE IS NOW SOLD OUT CHECK AGAIN LATER FOR THE NEXT BLOCK STARTING IN MAY I will be running an Upcycling Furniture Week End in the West EndContinue reading “Fake it ! Or get into Upcycling Furniture …”