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 !”
Category Archives: Crafts
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 !”
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 !”
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”
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 !”
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 …”
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 !”