Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Travelling Books Progress

Well I have really enjoyed the travelling books project so far! I have managed to keep up with it and complete samples on time. Here are some of my pages and work so far:

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Travelling Books

I have started a new project with the Embroiderer's Guild called travelling books. So far I'm loving it! 

This is how it works, you create a piece of work in a sketchbook, you then pass your sketchbook on to the next person and they create a page in your book, and so on and so on. It's working really well for me as I only need to create one piece a month which is realistic with my job. It doesn't have to fit a theme and is very flexible. 
I'm still focusing on similar colours to usual but trying to get a little bit out of my comfort zone one sample at a time! I am using some Keats poetry as my inspiration :) my samples don't stay with me so I'm taking photos as I go- I will try to update regularly.

My Cover Page

On the Sea- Keats

1st Sample (ignore the spotty ironing board underneath!!)

On a Dream- Keats

2nd Sample

Close up

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Better late than never

Well it's been a while since the embroiderers guild north wales branch exhibition but I finally have some time to put some pictures up. It was a very successful event with so much support all weekend! It was massively busy and when I took my mum to visit there was hardly any room in th coffee shop. So I was very pleased it all went so well. It was my first exhibition so I didn't put my work up for sale as I wasn't sure there would be much interest. After this event I am eager to do more and to start selling more of my work too! My New Years resolution is to do more creative things to reduce stress so I am aiming to do more textiles work. My boyfriend has given me some ideas for a new project so watch this space. In the mean time here are some pictures from the exhibition. Enjoy!