Monday, 25 October 2010
However I can't use it just yet as its still in a hank, and everyone else is busy...
So, for your delectation I'm going to just put photos of my mood board and "drawings" :)
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
From this they then went onto using the badge machine to discover how they can make a small, saleable object from their creations, they seem really impressed with how quick and easy it was to do, despite some minor problems with the machine its self. The badges they created should be in the gallery's shop relatively soon too, to show a rapid turn-around.
In the afternoon the focus was on making simple soft toys and seeing/developing what sewing skills the young people had, as I specialise in textiles I felt as though I could affectively help the young people and answer any queries they had about sewing. Unfortunately we ran out of time and they were unable to finish their toys, but they should be completed tomorrow.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Friday, 7 May 2010
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Y'know whats ironic - when you've spent the last few months obsessing over cheese graters and you now think you can't actually eat cheese any more, only just a tad more ironic than ra(y-eee-a)in on your wedding day, non?
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Friday, 5 March 2010
1) Middlesbroughian Yarn Graffiti aye?
2) Giant cheese grater for Shipley
3) Lightbulbs! (avec prices)
4) Arts award silver
5) Studio space
6) New Uni (Hereford?/Birmingham?)
7) Designer Makers questionnaire et report
I think thats enough for now...
Todays problem - Gigantic Yarn...
Monday, 1 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Besides her own yarns she also works with waste products recycling them to release their inner-beauty, challenging public views of what can be recycled - using yarns and laces found in charity shops, plastic, carrier bags, foam and bubble wrap.
A lot of her inspiration comes from nature;
"Mother Nature is the greatest artist, she matches and blends colours in the sky, uses mathematics her shapes and plants and sculpts stones and landscapes with seas and rains"
Alongside nature, laughter is also a great inspiration, both herself and her husband come up many a silly idea and decide to make them "our house is filled with huge monsters and paintings that we've made to make us laugh til we can hardly stand up".
All this can be seen in Inga's Hyperbolic Crochet Reefs, of which I saw myself in Harrogate in 2008, copious amounts of yarn, time and joy must have went into making of it.
When asked about being a good influence to young people she answered that she tries to share her skills as much as possible with young and old alike and tells people "don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something artsitically". I, personally, find Inga a good influence, I can look at her art and feel inspired, she seems like a very pleasant, friendly lady and I would love to meet her over a cup of tea and crochet.
All photos have been taken from www.rockpoolcandy.com
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Don't actually follow the bulbs - you won't find them around town, but they'll be in a shop window! woop woop! The rest of the shop'll be most wonderous too! Live drawing of what should be in there, badges for sale, etc.