Coming to the end of Louise Fletcher’s excellent, free, 7 day painting course – ‘Find Your Joy’. I have have enjoyed it all so much however abstract painter I am not! The 7 day process has made me work intuitively to plan colour and composition, and given me so many ideas to take into my … More Abstract painting course
Day 1 of Louise Fletcher’s 7 day course ‘ Find Your Joy free taster 2020’ My first ever attempt at abstract painting. I chose my favourite colours – blue, turquoise and gold with black and white and as many brushes and utensils I could find. So here tis: The paper was sectioned into 6 with … More Abstract Art Course – Day 1
I’ve always wanted to try to make a large piece of felt the traditional Mongolian way – by dragging a large roll of wool fibres, behind a horse, around the Steppes: I love this film! Anyway yesterday, with the advice of a fellow felter, Beth in New Zealand, I managed to make my prototype work … More Mongolian felt technique experiment – Part 1
Olive oil soap is brilliant for felt making! It’s low on suds and moisturising for hard working hands. Soap is alkaline and changes the pH of the wool fibres and this in turn causes the fibres to felt better and quicker. Materials and Equipment 100g bar of olive oil soap Boiling water Saucepan 2 litre … More How to make your own liquid olive oil soap for felt making…
Experimenting with concrete to make figurative sculptures. Part 1 … More Concrete figurative sculpture – Experiments Part 1
My New Online Course begins NEXT WEEK Wednesday 22nd April 2020 CONTEMPLATIVE FIGURE – A UNIQUE FELT SCULPTURE £250.00 … A quick look at the course: Learn how to make a large contemplative sculpture using a wet felt method of sculpting. The sculptures are inspired by the work of modern sculptors, such as Barbara … More New Online Course: Contemplative Figure -A Unique Felt Sculpture
The Clothworkers Centre in London have several Ottoman kaftans in its archive and I have visited the centre to examine some of their examples. I was interested to see how the kaftans were cut and details of the stitching. The archive kaftan pieces are typical of work made in the Ottoman court workshops during the 16th … More Ottoman kaftan construction – 2 Child’s Kaftans
Making soap at home is easy and a lot of fun! I have been making soap for years and it is a wonderful, mild, moisturising product – and you can make it too! – especially as we are all washing our hands a lot these days! This recipe is designed for the kitchen cabinet – … More Chemistry in the Kitchen! How to make soap
This January 2020 I was joined by 12 talented felt makers, from different parts of the world. Over the next 5 weeks they created a beautiful dancer -and I’m so proud of them all! WELL DONE!!!! There was lots of great conversation and support on the Discussion Forum and here are some of the images … More Contemporary Dancer January Course update
This is the course I wish I had found before I started making my first online course.
It is for creatives like me – artists, designers and crafts people who would like to teach their practical skills to the world through video demonstrations. … More How to make an Art or Craft online course …the things they don’t teach you!!