Home again after a most inspiring course in London with Claire Wellesley-Smith artist, educator and writer, who has specialized in textile art that use local, natural color, created from home-grown and local plants. So for the class Claire had brought a wonderful palette of her home dyed threads and cloths for us to use for our works.
At the course we used simple stitching, plain-sewing and patchwork techniques and studied the collection of old quilt samples, original Japanese Boro pieces, and hand-mended scraps Claire had brought along to illustrate her points of view and for general inspiration and reflexion.
I’m in a totally happy and uplifted mood. A lot of new ideas and material to work with! Not to mention the challenge to establish a daily stitching practice!
It has been such a generous weekend (I also had a little time to visit Lucius & Foxy ;-)). What a privilege and a gift – to get so much new inspiration and energy to move on with my own textile art work and visions on slow hand stitching.