Friday, 9 December 2011
What a brilliant weekend exhibiting at Teacosy in Aberdeen with 24 other designers. There were lots of beautiful and quirky hand made Christmas decorations that I couldn't resist. I also did a crafty swap, for one of our rope necklaces, in exchange for this delicate and classic silver bangle by Ann Marquis. I also bought this beautiful ceramic pipe impressed from part of a roe dear antler by Kevin Andrew Morris.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Saturday, 22 October 2011
We love experimenting with dyes and a lot of the new collection will feature this technique. Recently I heard a program on the hilarious Gardeners Question Time (a secret joy! I'm still in my 20's!) anyway it was about cultivating various plants, fruits, veggies and roots to make natural fabric dyes. Fantastic. So I'm currently on the look out for info of this sort and want to set up some experiments in the coming year. If I could grow plants and work with fabric I would be a very happy girl indeed. If I could somehow link the two I may just die from happiness. Pun AVOIDED!
Thursday, 20 October 2011
I've been attending an upholstery and furniture class on Thursday evenings as a possible new venture for Fantoosherie. We've so much gorgeous fabric saved up now that really beg to be used on bigger projects. So much I still need to learn I have a feeling this could take years to really get the hang of. Anyway here's some snaps of the progress of my very first chair. Newly webbed, hair stuffed and covered with the most gorgeous off cut of Aimee Kent fabric (a wonderful Glasgow based textile artist!) Still need to take one of those sexy after shots when it reaches it's new home but I'm still working on restoring the wood.