Thursday, 2 July 2009


I spent a happy but hot beginning of this week working with 19 'A' level students. A very friendly art department with fantastic work being done by the staff and students.

We had a very energetic time making collagraph prints with card, wall paper and wood glue the first day. The students then worked into their prints by monoprinting inked card and wallpaper

over both wet and dry prints. Lovely work was produced, but I think we all wilted in the heat by the second day!

I have just about found time to bind together the colour samples I made during the Open Studio event at Hampen Factory at the beginning of June. If I don't organise them I will just put them away and forget all the good ideas they have sparked. I am not an accurate or talented book binder, but I do love this form. I have used the printing plate for the cover of one booklet, but my favourite samples I have covered in acetate.

I intend to hang the booklets up in my studio by the bulldog clips so that they are a very visible reminder that I can do colour...!!!

Thankyou Lesley, who has a great blog Printed Material. Lesley found this fabric at the Bristol Ikea, for me it was a must have and I am now the proud owner of a flocking frock for summer.
My daughter kindly fed the birds with a series of humourous textile bugs, thankyou Holly!

Finally, Cassey the Hampen Factory Arts Centre cat has had 7 kittens in a cello case.
They are about 7 hours old here.
Mother and kittens are doing well, Carolyn and I are thrilled!


Sharon McSwiney said...

Hey Sue - I love the birdie fabric too! Bought some the other week to make cushions (but as yet still sat by sewing machine!)
...Oh the kittens....!

Jo Horswill said...

Love the student work Sue...I like the multiple print techniques and how they are layered, lots of intereset and depth.

Love your booklets too :)

Gee, amazing fabric from IKEA!!! and those kittens!!! Mumma cats face is beautiful...