Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Beautiful Coat

Today when I was in town searching for components of my dad's birthday present I popped into a charity shop and spotted this beautiful blue woollen coat for just £12. It's got shiny gold buttons down the front and it's so cosy! It's quite shapeless and 1980s and I love it!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Artefacts Exhibition

Here's a couple of images from the little private view of the Creative Arts 'Artefacts' exhibition.

Monday, 1 November 2010

My Grandmother's recipe book

I've been playing with the ideas of using my Grandmother Jessie's recipe book in my textiles work this year. It's one of the beautiful objects i've even owned, the thing is, I don't technically own it. It makes me sad that I've got to give it back to my uncle robert soon.
But while I've got it I'm going to make the most of it. I'm playing with translating the handwritten recipes into stitch.
I think at the moment they look pretty naive, I like this, but its a fine line between sensitively naive and just plain rubbish.
I'll have another go.
Here's the first one.