Dirty Little Secrets of My Tool Box – by Tricia North

I’m currently on an alternative education MA course called TOMA in Southend, I enrolled on the course to push myself and engage my brain cells a little and its done that.  We each have the opportunity to invite an artist to come and give us a lecture and so far we have had some stonkers, […]

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A long walk

Colin, dog and I have come to spend a week in Northumberland to walk the Hadrian’s Wall path.  We took the Metro to Wallsend where the path begins and the first day’s walking followed the Tyne into the centre of Newcastle.  We passed a sign pointing towards Rome, 1,110 miles away, the footings which are […]

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A Delightful Course

I recently attended several courses with the tutor Amanda Clayton who lives in Stafford.  We only worked in sheer and translucent fabrics in natural colours.  She introduced us to at least ten different fabrics including crepoline, mousseline and pineapple cloth.  We were encouraged to use at least eight different types of thread in neutral colours […]

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Textile Art based on Morocco

In April we had a lovely holiday in Morocco, We were in Marrakesh as well as the low Atlas mountains. Here we are in the dyers souk in Marrakesh. I loved the Islamic patterns and thought they could be useful inspiration for an exhibition coming up next year Kaleidoscope. I started printing, this is acrylic […]

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Amanda Clayton’s talk

On 29th April I visited the Colchester and Colne branch of The Embroiderers’  Guild  to hear Amanda Clayton’s talk My blue suitcase and as I sat on the train on my way home l looked at an everyday item that I had carried with me all day – my train ticket.  Next morning, in my […]

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