I'm very much looking forward to being able to show some of my work at Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham, Lancashire on Saturday September 14th. Hope to see you there! http://www.gawthorpetextiles.org.uk
It was at the hall that I first was introduced to the wonderful textile collection amassed by a forward thinking Miss Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth and I have returned on several occasions, once on a study visit to get a closer look a the Blackwork held in the collection.
One of my first surprises was that Blackwork was not just black but that other colours were used on occasion and I have seen red, blue green and pink amongst others.
My attendance will be to show some of my work that has been influenced by the Blackwork and I have to say that it still does, I enjoy mixing elements of Blackwork with other styles of working but especially enjoy the monochrome effect! Here is a small taster.....
|just running through some of my machine stitches then getting carried away with it, especially loving the reverse of the fabric when the whirring had stopped......|
|this was a 'captured' image, made by placing a chair onto a double OO piece of paper then spray painting it for its shadow, the chair survived but is now also Blackwork in its own right!|
|this is a motif I designed after experimenting with my absorption with the roses on tea cups digitally printed onto cotton|