On my craft table. Week 5

Whitework with colour Learn from one of the best – Trish Burr shares embroidery methods that have worked for her over the years in her latest book Whitework with Colour. “When I received the book, I felt like I was back in my hometown of Milan where I grew up, doing some embroidery with my…

Meet the tutors: Flora Arbuthnott

Welcome to the MoH Meet the Tutors posts. We publish a few lines about our Staycreation’s Artists and Tutors. Today: Flora Arbuthnott – Printmaker, forager, and natural dyer —– I am a printmaker, forager, and natural dyer. My work is inspired by wild plants and natural forms, birds, creatures and botanical shapes. Through screen printing…

Meet the Tutors: Ruth Singer

Welcome to the MoH Meet the Tutors posts. We publish a few lines about our Staycreation’s Artists and Tutors. Today: Ruth Singer – Textile Artist My textile work is inspired by the years I spent working in museums and studying historical costume and textiles. I love to work by hand, experimenting with traditional hand sewing techniques…

Meet the tutors: Kate Whitehead

Welcome to the MoH Meet the Tutors posts. We publish a few lines about our Staycreation’s Artists and Tutors. Today: Kate Whitehead – Textile Artist Kate Whitehead’s work is a protest against the way textiles are consumed in western society. Tired of a world in which clothes are produced and thrown away without thought to the consequences; where…

Magic Singer: a post retreat visual journey

And Autumn is here with all the gorgeous colours and energies. Great time of the year for us at Made on holiday too. We had a fantastic long weekend away with Poppy Treffry. Here’s a visual journey for you … Inspiring. Inspired. “I am still on cloud 9 after our wonderful weekend with Poppy! ”…

Exhibitions: Ceramics in the City

Ceramics in the City, Geffrye  Museum Thursday 22 September, 6 – 8.30pm (open evening) Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September, 10am – 5pm. Free entry Ceramics in the City at the Geffrye Museum is a popular three-day selling event which attracts potters, collectors, design and craft enthusiasts and museum visitors from across London and the UK….

A Search On Line Saves Time

Each week we will highlight three of our favourite craft, creative shops. 1. NUTSCENE Inspired by the bright lights of Las Vegas, the new range of Neon Twine, is sure to inject inspiration to your crafting projects. We’ve just tried this (biodegradable) twine from Nutscene and it looks just gorgeous on our parcels. Also, raffia in a burst of colours…

Italian Artisans: Passing the Torch of Tradition by guest writer Laura Morelli

My shelves overflow with art history textbooks filled with images of great Italian painters, sculptors, and architects of the past: Michelangelo, da Vinci, and many others. What’s missing from these books? Goldsmiths, mosaicists, potters, blacksmiths, weavers, woodworkers, leatherworkers, and many more “artisans” whose centuries-old traditions are not just historical but also living. In order to…

Meet the tutors: Adriana Torres (aka Miga de Pan)

Welcome to the MoH Meet the Tutors posts. We publish a few lines about our Staycreation’s Artists and Tutors. Today: Adriana Torres (AKA Miga de Pan) – Artist & Illustrator I studied architecture, graphic design, illustration and fine arts and began my career as an art director. After many years it was time to bring…

Meet the tutors: Anne Kelly

Anne is a Kent-based artist, tutor and author who trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College in London. Her textile work developed alongside her teaching and tutoring. She collects recycled fabric, paper and ephemera and uses collage, stitch, photographic and print processes. Her inspirations are travel, memory and vintage imagery from a variety of sources….