All posts by Libby Smith

Rock On with Julie Topsfield

Holidays to the Western Isles (aka The Outer Hebrides) inspired my series of wrapped rocks which are part of the EAST exhibition “Power of Stitch”. Many of the beaches have natural areas of stone of varying colours, shapes and sizes and I became more drawn to them as time went on. Another native material to […]

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Transformation Photographic Display at Braintree District Museum

Libby Smith Today Susan and I have been hanging the Transformation photographic display at Braintree District Museum ready for the Braintree Textile Fair which starts on Sunday 15th May 2022.  A layout was drawn up, all went according to plan and the name tags were the final touch. The photographs on display are a collaboration […]

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Creative Workout

Once again this year I have taken part in a month long, daily sketchbook challenge which I find is a great way of “letting go” and discovering how my ideas are developing.  This year in particular, after taking the “Approaches to Abstraction” with Sally Hirst, I somehow felt much more confident.   I started by […]

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Workshops that Inspire

by Libby Smith One of the workshops in which I took part in 2021 was “Mapping a Sense of Place”  by Matt Harris which was held in the lovely village of Tollesbury, Essex, over two days.  I always enjoy Matt’s workshops – I just always seem to get a lot out of them. It was […]

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Celebrating the Winter Solstice

By Jenny Leslie During the winter last year, in lock down, I got very interested in eco leaf printing on paper. Somehow the definition seemed clearer on paper than on fabric.  As I gazed at one of them, I felt that I could see a shape arising. This shape felt very evocative of the time […]

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