Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The work above was done by the students on the Embellisher course at Plas Tan y Bwlch over the weekend. I was thrilled with the variety of work they created. The course was called Machine Felted Bags and Totes, but with hindsight it should have been called The Versatility of the Embellisher. I mentioned at the beginning of the course that I was very flexible and willing to do whatever they wanted. There were two complete beginners on the course and Christine told me at the end that very little housework would be done over the next few weeks! I think Ann will also be buying her own machine in the very near future. She is an artist and has some wonderful ideas on creating cartoon type art.
Christine, the lady on the left has invited me to teach a group in South Wales and she is even going to fetch me and bring me home. Won't that be lovely?
Joyce nearly finished her Tiffany bag and worked so hard right up to the last minute.
Christine designed her own bag and it's at the making up stage. Alison is doing a City and Guilds course and decided to design her bag using the work of Jackson Pollock. She made loads of really exciting samples and eventually prepared two pieces for the front and back of her bag, but I promised not to show her final work just yet.
Here is Alison having a little design session on my laptop.
One of my tote bags.
And an unfinished bag I used to demonstrate.
I just love this photo. Joyce is one of my friends who was on the Embellisher course and on the right is Pat whom I'd never met before, but she recognised me from my blog photo as she follows Digital Gran regularly. I hope she sees this. Hi Pat!