Saturday, 20 June 2020

SAME SEA, DIFFERENT BOAT: KEEPS GROWING

Another busy week and I am thrilled to report I have inked and returned for stitching a total of 180 collagraph prints and still they keep coming, Louise, Liske and I are absolutely amazed by your response to this project. 
The imagery has covered every personal aspect of your lock down experience.
The exciting thing is that for some of you this has been a first encounter with collagraph printing and you have taken it on with enthusiasm. There literally has not been one plate I have not been able to ink up and print and that's out of  180 so far!!
With great relief you are sending back the stitched prints and these have worked better than I imagined.
The addition of a touch of stitched colour on the Prussian blue prints has worked really well,
taking the images to the next level. I get the feeling from some of the comments that this may be a thing you could explore in further work?
Everyone has made beautiful work, but there are a few names I recognise joining in with this massive community project. The printmaker Tor Hildyard sent me Hugs ready printed and stitched.
Mrs Bertimus had a go at a collagraph and has returned it beautifully stitched,
and right at the beginning of the project Cas Holmes led the stitched pieces with this contribution.
The deadline for the printed/stitched squares was extended and has now been and gone.
But you can still be part of this social document about our lock down experience.
You have until July 10 to send a stitched square.
It must be an image size of 10 x 10cms on a 15 x 15cm square of natural fabric so that it will fit in with the printed stitched pieces.
Send you contribution to me:
Upper Bath Street,
Cheltenham, GL50 2BA
All textiles including the printed/stitched squares must be with me by the 10 July!

Although this project is not in any way about profit, to help towards material costs we have set up a Just Giving page to enable (if you wish) to make a small donation i.e £3, this is by no means compulsory to take part in the project:
Thank you for your generous donations so far, this will enable us to exhibit the finished quilt in various venues.
Louise, Liske and I will be constructing the quilt and we are beginning to look at exhibition venues to show what will be an amazing snapshot of the last few months. 
The work is really only just beginning!



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