Working from primary sources as opposed from photos is often the best way of capturing the 'feel' and essence of an object or artifact. There is something special about handling a piece of old textile that has been made and used by someone from a bygone age that can be conveyed in your own new work.
For our workshop day on 9th September we used antique textiles as inspiration for creating some really contemporary pieces.
Here are a few pics from the day in the new hall ( which is fab to work in and a special thanks to our lovely caretaker lady who helped us settle in).
Look at that stunning and utterley delicious fabric she purchased from the Festival .Just perfect for the squares on her piece.
Great big hall and lots of tables and plug points - a success for our expanding group.
We missed everyone who couldn't attend ,but hope to see you next time for the October session.