Being a Textile Artist and an Eco Up-cycler in Scotland

You tube video here ! Being a textile artist and Eco Upcycler in Scotland  (credit for this video goes to Gemma Munro Media & Eve Christie) I am a textile artist based in the West end of Glasgow, and I am an Eco Upcycler… I use local leaves and locally sourced natural dyes like Onion skin, Turmeric, StContinue reading “Being a Textile Artist and an Eco Up-cycler in Scotland”

Up-cycle as a way of Life, from boxes to chairs, your loved objects need some TLC and you a new skill !

To book on one of my Up-cycling Furniture workshops see below for link ! I cant wait to meet you there …  Spring is coming along and with it pink flowers on the Japanese trees and a new urge to declutter.… suddenly the windows are flying opened and dust start showing up in the lovelyContinue reading “Up-cycle as a way of Life, from boxes to chairs, your loved objects need some TLC and you a new skill !”

#2019 CraftsNine challenge – a year full of learning crafts in a challenge !

Would you like to join me on my #2019craftsnine challenge on Instagram to channel my creativity towards a better end result ? I will also post on a Face book page This is about being creative and pushing your creative boundaries further… in an organised manner .. Through my #2019craftsnine I want to give myself aContinue reading “#2019 CraftsNine challenge – a year full of learning crafts in a challenge !”

Make something out of nothing or why I love Up-cycling Furniture

I will be running my next block of Upcycling Furniture class next January wont you join me ? Information is below… It will be fun ! We will make something out of nothing ! We will remake some of your old beloved pieces, some of your good find from local charity shops and that oldContinue reading “Make something out of nothing or why I love Up-cycling Furniture”

Why I love my Journey as an Eco Artist !

The other morning I checked my art supplies, I though they were a bit low before the next day workshop and so… time to replenish… on my way to … The Kelvingrove Park…. in the West end of Glasgow, walking distance from my studio, it is lovely and a little hub of nature in theContinue reading “Why I love my Journey as an Eco Artist !”

Make books for Christmas ! Hand-bind Upcycled wood and Indigo Shibori into unique hand made books !

For details on all my courses please look Here Do you like cooking from scratch ? you know that feeling of opening the fridge to an old onion and some scraps of cheese but then this beautiful home made quiche comes out of the oven soon after … It is a bit like up-cycling… ThisContinue reading “Make books for Christmas ! Hand-bind Upcycled wood and Indigo Shibori into unique hand made books !”

Print, fold and stitch come and make some books with Cassandra and Betty… !

2 Venues – 3 Workshops – 3 Creative Techniques – 3 Hand made books – perfect for Christmas present…. Are you ready for a bit of creativity ? 9 September – Glasgow – Woodlands workspace – Eco Printing – Info and booking here 7th October – Glasgow – Woodlands workspace – Shabby Chick wood cover – InfoContinue reading “Print, fold and stitch come and make some books with Cassandra and Betty… !”

Going South ! Eco Printing with Creative Strathaven

Its good to have a base but I say its good to take the road too… I have been asked recently to run a day Eco Printing with Creative Strathaven … And I said Yes ! This is a lovely Group South of Glasgow of mega creative people who spend evening and week ends dabbingContinue reading “Going South ! Eco Printing with Creative Strathaven”

Mackintosh stencilling … Pupils act ! A West end Festival workshop ! Let the young lead the way !

Give an adult a brush and they will learn to stencil ! Give a child a brush and He will create art ! Children have no creative fear and have not experienced the immense desire to create a master piece while having an immense fear of failing . And for the reason I love workingContinue reading “Mackintosh stencilling … Pupils act ! A West end Festival workshop ! Let the young lead the way !”

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 !”