New Highland Contemporaries 2

My loom and film installation is on view in the New Highland Contemporaries 2 exhibition in Nairn this week!  For details of times and dates please see here

Blanket recycling

 Not fashionable, not attractive, but oh so WARM! Some Scottish summer days just call for that bit extra warmth and I had this lovely thick blanket, partly made into a cloak, stowed away in my fabric stash… A bit of chopping, sewed it up with my lovely old singer and slung it on! I don’t…

Boro paper!

Boro – with a difference I first saw this idea on pinterest (while hunting for images of fabric boro) in a fascinating picture of Japanese pawn shop wrapping paper made by pasting together old ledger pages. For images of the real deal please follow this link to Sri Threads. I tucked the image away in…

Good bye third year

Time to pack up and go home I took down, packed up and emptied out everything from my college studio today and took it all home into my wee house. I will miss the lovely space I’ve had this year. A Red Thread of Words  Here’s a wee glimpse of how my studio looked all…

The marks of wear

Just noticed these tender tracings left behind; darker blue lines left behind where the sheltering red thread has worn out.

Make-do

It’s not just my jeans that are a little thread-bare after nearly two years of no chucking out and getting new. This morning as I selected colours I felt like wearing I noticed neck-lines and hem-lines in need of some rescue work. A job for the summer holidays I think. There is something unutterably tender…

One Week Left

Just one week left before all my work has to be spick and span ready for marking for the end of year three. I’ve spent most of this week sorting out and tidying up, cleaning the space and making final decisions about positions of everything in relation to everything else and sorting out technical problems…

Spun Silk Warp

Stitching the silk warp Silk warp waterfall Today I finished warping up my hand-spun silk projector screen and stabilising the top with a red thread stitched through. The flow of the silk laid over the table caught my eye. It reminds me of currents in a river. Silk flow 1 Silk flow 2