Tag Archives: workshop

Lovebox festival photos

20 Aug

Knottingley workshops

18 Jul

During June and July I visited the Crafty Folk in Knottingley to run a series of workshops with the lovely ladies there.  The Crafty Folk make sellable crafty objects to sell at fetes and fairs and give the profits to local charities.  I think some of these amazing furry toys might be given to loved ones though.

Bear

blue bear

Caterpillar

Sheep

The furry 3

Stripey alien

Emma's bird

Photos from the Easter Sunday workshop

6 Apr

The recent workshops on Easter Saturday at theartmarket included a Re-Toyed Trash Easter special and Toby Juliff’s collaborative painting. We saw some finger puppets being made, some toothy bunnies, a rather special fish and kids enjoying getting messy with paint. We had fun and we hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend too.

Workshop at Artgos

5 Jan

Nicolar Bell and I held a workshop for the last day of Artgos on Saturday 15th December at theartmarket.

Artgos was a collaboration between Artsparkle and theartmarket and sold work by big name artists alongside fresh talent working with multiples.

With templates, visitors could make their own soft multiples, or choose to customise our patterns to make something a bit different. We used recycled and donated fabrics in our workshop.

Artgos

Sew good!

Sewing workshop

Bright pink arm

Star

Partake workshop

7 Nov

I was invited by Partake to do a workshop at Wakefield College on 10th October for the Cathedral launch event. My workshop was a part of an open day for the college’s pupils to try out different act activities, also an initiative to help artists work in schools. Other workshops at the event included origami, animation, architecture with sweets and bracelet making.

Artist Nicolar Bell joined me for the workshop. Together we made templates for finger puppets, plush toys and cardboard robots so that the children had a range of characters to choose between. All of the children were able to take away their own creations when they were finished. Bunnies and octopuses proved to be very popular choices, as did the cardboard robots. It was interesting to bring the workshop to this new environment after a summer of workshops at different festivals. This time around, there was no straw to bring home in the luggage mixed in with the fabric.

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Spotty bunny

Purple octopus fingerpuppet

Trinity3

15 Aug

The ‘Trinity3’ exhibition begins this Monday 20th August 6 – 8 pm at the Holy Trinity church, on Boar Lane. I shall be there for the opening night and for a workshop held during the exhibition…

Workshop: Saturday 25th August 10 – 4 pm

Trinty3

I shall also be exhibiting a photography project, called ‘Leeds Degree Shows Adventure’, but it’s a bit of a secret, so you’ll have to come down and check it out.

Innocent Village Fete: Day 2

11 Aug

At the Innocent Village Fete: Sunday 5th August

More pictures as promised from the second day in the Folksy tent.

Orange-headed penguin with pink front….

Cute penguin

Fluffy cat head with big bright blue eyes. Meow!

Fluffy the cat head

This cat has got two sides: one pink and one purple. Looking very dapper with a pretty tie.

Pink cat

Turtles were the most popular plush to be made. I think this boy is pleased with his.

Turtle were very popular

The first bunny to be made at any of our workshops and looking very cute in a blue jacket.

Fluffy bunny complete with jacket

We ran out of stuffing towards the end of the day and in true re-use style we substituted the stuffing with shredded fluffy scrap fabric. Here’s some turtles hanging out together on the straw.

Turtles hanging out on the straw

I am particularly pleased that we managed to get the fluffy legs out of this dog when we turned it inside out. I was worried we might end up with a 2-legged dog, but after a bit of effort and poking through, the legs appeared and completed this lovely fluffy dog.

Fluffy dog

I would have personally named this one the ‘Incredible Mutant Sheep’. It took the couple hours to make and I’m impressed with their patience and persistence to finish it. It’s huge!

The incredible sheep

Isaac and his penguin.

Penguin time

Starfish with suckers and pretty pink bird

Starfish amd pink bird

This was one of the last creatures made with some striking red lips. Many eyes helps a good looking plush girl (all the better for seeing you with)…

Red lips

See more photos from the fete here. If you’re photo is not on the blog, but you want it to be send me a message and I’ll put it on.