Starting 2020 with a lino print exhibition at the amazing HARTS BAKERY in Bristol from 7th Jan 2020.
Very excited to be asked to show my work here again as it is the most fab place, incredible bread, cakes, coffee - cannot wait to be there again!
Looking forward to Totterdown Arts Trail this weekend - I am going to be at Hawthorne Street BS4 if you are in Bristol and want to pop in - a house filled with ceramics, printmaking, fabric, mice, fishes, penguins, bridges, bears and tapirs! Yay.
Open Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday 15th/16th/17th November 2019.
Here is a little peek at my new lino print - ink still slightly wet - Black Cat Devouring Brighton Pier
I'm not sure if there are many cats around who do want to eat the pier in Brighton, but this one certainly does and I am not going to argue with it...
This was so much fun to cut out (if you are into lino cutting) - all those lovely fur marks on the cat and all the fiddly buildings and landmarks in Brighton...not to mention the Pier itself, with incredibly intricate metalwork on it's structure. I may have missed a few support struts out, sorry structural engineers.
ETSY or FOLKSY you can choose :)
Beginners lino printing - I am so excited to be running another lino printing workshop - this one is for anyone, beginners or slightly more experienced lino printers and we will be using nature as inspiration (perfect in Autumn as there is so much inspiration to be found in nature, all those lovely leaves, seed pods, nuts and berries etc).
This workshop will be in Bristol on Sunday 13th October, so if that sounds good to you follow the link here to get all the details and book on....
I have often thought that some of my lino prints would work well as fabric designs and so have made a couple into repeat patterns and had them printed onto cotton - and I am so happy with it!
In the photo here are 'Pigeons' and 'Stars' - both digitally printed onto 156 gsm cotton in the UK, so fully washable and a great fabric weight for lots of different types of sewing project.
I have hand printed fabric with lino blocks several times and it can be great fun, but it is really time consuming and so makes the fabric more expensive (quite rightly as it takes a while!). I hand printed my bedroom curtains with big birds and I love them so it was completely worth the process.
As these fabrics have been digitally printed I can have much larger quantities and so I have listed them in my ETSY shop if you fancy taking a peek.
I have no idea what projects might suggest themselves using this fabric (I am up for trying lampshades and PJ's first) so have listed a few different lengths as options to buy, but am really up for suggestions of what sizes of fabric would be useful...
Below is an amazing set of coin purses made by JoeJoeHandmade using my Pigeon fabric and I think they are just fab! I love the contrast of the black and white with the zingy zippers.