JOIN ME FOR SOME FUN ! You can join me most Wednesday in the Woodlands Community gardens in Glasgow to help printing the garden through the seasons… this runs from 1pm to 4pm and is free, the work produced is kept for the project exhibition later this week. details here I will run a full dayContinue reading “From Weeds and Rags !”
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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”
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 !”
Eco printing is it a print or a stain ? Don’t delay ! Play with paper !
My next Eco Printing workshop is Glasgow is on the 9th September details are … Here we will make little books like those below … This is a strange process and it produces a unique result … it’s not a watercolour although it looks like one ! It’s more like a print although a uniqueContinue reading “Eco printing is it a print or a stain ? Don’t delay ! Play with paper !”
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 !”
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”
Back to School ! The Big Banner @ The Scotland Street School Museum
And they came from all over Scotland, to Scotland Street Museum … some of them early retired with a desire to learn new skill. A quiet small group focused on making the most of the day with me. They wanted to understand the technique, make something beautiful and spend a relaxing day… Making a big banner.Continue reading “Back to School ! The Big Banner @ The Scotland Street School Museum”
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”
Spy and Try … Mackintosh at the Willow
There is a Spy and Try stencilling station in a tent @ 215 Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow… in front of the building of Mackintosh’s willow Tea Rooms which we now call “Mackintosh at the Willow” why don’t you come and try your hand at Stencilling? I was there last week end, for the door openContinue reading “Spy and Try … Mackintosh at the Willow”