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 !”

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”

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 …”

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”

In Thomson Greek Style 

I will be running a workshop on the 29th July as part of the Merchant City Festival on how to stencil “Greek Thomson Style” ! For details and bookings check Here The Victorians were definitively interested in style ! After all they had to compensate for a recently gained status and a complete lack of lookingContinue reading “In Thomson Greek Style “

Stencilling with Mackintosh a West end Festival stencilling class #WEF2017

To book for this day stencilling please click here Queens’ Cross church in the Glasgow West end is best know from many as “The Mackintosh Church” ! Indeed this is the only church the Art Nouveau Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh built. Its a very special building as today it houses the headquarters of the Charles RennieContinue reading “Stencilling with Mackintosh a West end Festival stencilling class #WEF2017”

Mackintosh as an inspiration – A great Stencil creating workshop

On the 29th April, I was back in Northampton for the last stencilling workshop of 78, Derngate’s centenary celebrations. And the creativity I saw there was extraordinary. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was employed by Mr Basset-Lowke to refurbish the property in 1917 in a trendy, practical and beautifully harmonious house for himself and his young bride. SomethingContinue reading “Mackintosh as an inspiration – A great Stencil creating workshop”

“Making Mackintosh” a great week end of creativity at 78, Derngate …learning about the stencilled heritage

I will be running a one day workshop in stencilling at 78, Derngate on the 29th of April, if you want detail and booking details look here. 78, Derngate is having a celebration this year… 100 years of enjoying the great designs that Charles Rennie Mackintosh created for the property while it was in theContinue reading ““Making Mackintosh” a great week end of creativity at 78, Derngate …learning about the stencilled heritage”