Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Festival and Folksy Fun

This weekend I went to Latitude festival in Suffolk, it was brilliant and after working a rather crazy through the night shift I got to witness the sun come up behind some particularly beautiful teepee's. 

It has inspired me to put my 'Happy Birthday' festival inspired card on Folksy where I now have a on-line shop. Yay! Lets hope it is festival season afterall...

(gonna get my make-on now to get more stuff in the shop)

Click HERE for the link to my shop 

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Quilty pleasures

So last but not least on my London exhibition I visited the V&A Quilt exhibition. I love quilts but unfortunately have never progressed past the square pattern! The quilts in the exhibition were amazing,the most impressive thing about them was the time and work gone into them. There was also a quilt made by the prisoners of Wansworth Prison which was really interesting,it featured alot of narrative embroidery in it as well, it was a commition by the V&A and there was a vidio about how the prisoners felt making it.
I am very inspired to do some more patchworking and quilting after seeing the exhibition and it has got me thinking why do the fabric's have to be physically patchwork together at all?Could I patchwork my deisgns together on the computer? I think I am going to try and patchwork my florals together with some bold graphics and florescent colour's, mix it up abit so its not girly and try out some real quilting too, dig out my scraps and start quilting some crazy combinations.

A jaunt to London for some exhibition visiting

This weekend I went on a jaunt to London to visit many exhibitions, there was so much to see as many degree shows were on as well as exhibitions I have meant to see for ages like the V&A Quilt exhibition.
First stop was New Designers which I was in myself last year. There was some amazing work my favorites being the lovely drawings and bright colours in Amy Brocklehurst's work...

and the intricate emboridery in Laura Footman's work....
Next stop my boyfriend Nic took me to see Ernesto Neto's instillation at the Hayward which was pretty cool and featured 'site-specific installations with a abstract ,biomorphic quality evocative of skin and interior body systems' it featured incredibly clever pattern cutting of this stretchy tight- like fabric around these wooden structure's in the shape of bones...

I also visited the graduate Free Range show to see my friend Emily Moore's photograhy.... 
Whist I was there I  also came across Louise Williams drawing's which I really liked....(I think I'm developing a love of monochrome in contrast with my love of colour!)