Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Blue Book

This will probably be the last book I make for a while as I have a busy summer ahead. In the next month I will be teaching in Scotland, kent and Cornwall twice as well Northumberlandso any spare time is making teaching samples rather than indulging in pieces like this!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Hope and Elvis

Have just returned home from teaching all weekend at Hope and Elvis. A wonderful experience , thank you to all the students who came as you produced some really wonderful work and to Louise for providing an inspirational place and delicious food. Since there were 30 of you I don't want to show any favouritism by picking out work but some of the pieces can be found on the Hope and Elvis Facebook page  HERE.
I was honoured to see my little hare on the wall next to Mr Finch's work as well as a lovely piece of paper sculpture by Maggie Hollingsworth.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

suffolk puffs

Some tiny collages using suffolk puffs sent to me by an American well-wisher.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Sunday, 11 May 2014

William Morris Summer School

Someone has just pointed out that I have mentioned a William Morris inspired summer school in my blog but have no information on my web site. I have now corrected  this and there are still places. Check out my website  Here is the information I have published there. The course takes place at The Hearth Horsley. The summer schools are always a highlight of the summer for me because when I have 4 days to work with students they are really able to progress their ideas.
I am invited to run this course by Horsley Printmakers .

William Morris - Mixed Media Summer School
With Mandy Pattullo
Thur to Sun | Aug 14 - 17 | 10.00 - 16.00 | Fee £200.00

Willam Morris and the other artists associated with the Arts and Crafts movement such as
Edward Burne Jones and Voysey have had a profound influence on interior design since
the late nineteenth century. Their style ethos was taken up by Liberty and Morris designs
are still printed today for interior fabrics. In this course we will look closely at wallpaper and
textile designs of that period and choose key features to work up into beautiful drawing
sheets.We will develop your designs using mixed media techniques to create unique
Morris inspired pieces of art. From these we will select and simplify to make lino blocks
which can be used to print lengths of fabric or work up a small edition of linoprints which
can be further enhanced with colour and collage. This 4 day course will allow you to
immerse yourself into a design aesthetic and give you the opportunity to work with drawing
and design as well as relief printmaking techniques. All abilities welcome.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Stitch Retreat

I have just got my new Embroidery magazine and the advertising for Stitch Retreats has reminded me  that I need to tell you all that I will be running one for them 5th - 7th December 2014.
Many of you have wanted to come on my "Enchanted Forest" workshops but they are usually full so here is your chance to work with me for a few days doing foxes, birds, deer, wolves etc using a variety of approaches and getting a chance to work with hard to source vintage quilt fragments.
The venue is close to the A1 near Grantham so easy to get to from both south and north. Maybe I will see some of you there!

Thursday, 1 May 2014