I have been teaching a gloves workshop to Embroiderers Guild people this weekend. Here are a couple of my teaching samples. If you like the Queen one then I will be doing a Jubilee themed workshop at The Hearth on Sunday 20th May. there is more information on my web site HERE
Thursday, 26 April 2012
I am repeating my "Enchanted Forest" course. This time the course takes place in Jesmond, Newcastle on Sunday May 6th. To find out more please click HERE. Contact me through my web site www.mandypattullo.co.uk if you want to book. There are still places.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012
I am running a course on Saturday 5th May at Delight and Wisdom in Corbridge on up cycling skirts. The course costs £50 and includes lunch and materials but you bring the skirt. I'll provide the ideas to turn your skirt into a unique and handcrafted piece. I'll be looking at hand stitching, appliqué, border perse and fabric manipulation as transformative textile techniques . A sewing machine will be on hand too. I provide the fabrics, trims, buttons and other embellishments for you to "play" with. If you are interested then contact Delight and Wisdom HERE
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Friday, 20 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
I have been teaching an oriental inspired mixed media course for the last few days and have been encouraging the students to work on several small pieces which can finally be brought together within sketchbooks. A lot of people ask me about my sketchbooks and how I get going and what techniques I use so I am running a course called The Decorated Sketchbook over 4 evening classes. The course starts Tuesday 8th May and at the moment there are still some places left on it. If you are interested please click HERE which will direct you to the Horsley printmakers site which will give you more information.
Friday, 13 April 2012
I am teaching an "All Things Oriental" course all week right up until Sunday night. It was lovely at the end of yesterday to go up to my studio and fiddle about with little bits and pieces to make some new cards for the Open Studios event next weekend. Every card is unique and hand sewn. One of these even has a little bit of an original 1811 letter sewn in to it.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Just over a week to go before we all open up our studios to the public once again at The Hearth. This time it will be quite different as we have invited 6 of the best vintage dealers in the North East to come and display and sell their wares as part of the event. Expect to see vintage homeware and kitchenalia, fashion accessories and textiles as well as old garden tools and objects. Sara Jane Palmer has just moved into the studio complex to share with Melanie Hopwood so expect to see new ceramic displays and we will have a special exhibition by Newcastle based artist Emma Holliday. If you don't know her colourful paintings come and check her out HERE.
Monday, 9 April 2012
I only dust my mantlepiece about once a year because there is so much stuff on it, some of it very fragile. To earn a place on our mantelpiece the object has to be black or white. So some of the things then...many types of animal and bird sculls, a white barbie boot, plaster casts, shells, religious paraphernalia, shoes, clay pipes. We have been thinking of moving but when I dust this shelf it reminds me what a great space I already live in.
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Was in London yesterday and popped in to the Marylebone Hotel to see an exhibition of the work of Karen Nicol. Those in the fashion/ textile world will have heard of Karen who for years has embroidered away for some of the top fashion designers. In this show of her own work she has recycled vintage garments into large scale animal portraits that are heavily stitched and manipulated and need to be seen to be believed. The photographs I have taken are not wonderful but you can see better ones by clicking on this LINK which takes you to Karen Nicol's gallery.
The hotel is not far from Harley Street and Wimpole Street, nearest tubes Baker Street or Bond Street. Lovely staff in the hotel who were very enthusiastic about the art work and made us a good cup of tea.