Blue Prints, four week workshop in Printing Botanical and Blue

You have to love anything Blue and Crips 🙂 blue and white china, blue and white chintz, blue and white Indigo Shibori … I cant take my eyes away everytime I come in contact with this combination…. and so many of my techniques draw on blue and white… so many of my techniques use BotanicalContinue reading “Blue Prints, four week workshop in Printing Botanical and Blue”

Open studios – Up cycle your old jeans in our studios

Everyone has some pairs of jeans in their wardrobe… those that you cant quite throw away but don’t want to wear anymore… Cassandra Barron from Bookbinding with Cass and me .. The Lansdowne House we have decided to welcome you in our studios this winter… We want to share our  amazing creative spaces with youContinue reading “Open studios – Up cycle your old jeans in our studios”

Blue dye for the spinning ladies !

My next Indigo workshop week end is in Glasgow on the 7/8 September look Here for detail I love passing on my passion for blue to whoever wants to learn to dye with Indigo. Over the past years I have spent many days teaching numerous participants to Indigo Shibori their cloth, or clothes when weContinue reading “Blue dye for the spinning ladies !”

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 !”

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 !”

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 !”

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 !”