Friday, 10 February 2017

Time for a change

This blog has been left unused for so long, now I feel it's time for a change of use.
Instead of it being used as a teaching aid as it was used where I share my knowledge of art and textiles. It's now going to be used for my own creative work.
If only I could figure out how to add photos from my iPad. I'd be so happy.
I'm going to have to look into this. Then I'll come back and share some of my unfinished work, which will hopefully motivate me to finish work I have begun!

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Been too long!

I can't believe it's three years since I wrote on here.  I got a bit miffed when I found that someone had written an article that popped through my door showing how to make my brooches. They didn't even change the colour or style. So I left the blog for quite a while. It wasn't any of my friends, it was just someone who must have seen my brooch and thought it a great way to make some cash.

Never mind I hope I'm back, lol. I can't post anything at the mo because I now work from an iPad and I'm not sure how to download images from here yet. Hopefully I'll figure it out. Until then you can see my work on my Facebook page Tricias Textiles. Hope you'll pop over and take a look.

That's all for now folks, I hope this is au revior.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Something to be very proud of.

Well I know this isn't my creative work but all the same I just had to share it with you:

Here is my 15 year old Grand Daughter, some of you may remember her for her fame for winning a bronze medal for the UK in Acro Gymnastics. Well, she goes from strength to strength. She has only been attending a Private Ballet School on the West Coast of Scotland for a few months and she is already touring in Swan Lake with other dancers who are about 18-20 years of age. In September she will be starting her degree. She already has a diploma for her Gymnastics. She has an A* in performing arts. From what I have been told she is really going places. This Ballet Company often tour to places such as China. They are trying to put Scotland on the Map. I suppose a little like Riverdance did for Ireland. Well I'm not Scottish but I hope they realise what they have. She is super talented in her gift in every way; having said this she works so very very hard and is so dedicated and passionate about what she does. I lost count how many gold medals she won in Gymnastics. I am so proud of her; but then I'm her Nan so I am allowed to be.

Something to be very proud of.

Well I know it isn't my creative work but I have to share this with all of you:

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Down Experiment Lane.

I am still on the road of experimentation. I am gathering bits and pieces together, recycling pieces of work and fabric as well as my much loved felt.
I liked the piece below so much that I have replaced it as my header on the blog; as you can see the close ups are quite rich, as usual just click on them for a large view.

I do think it came as a discovery of the stitch doodles and I am not sure where it will lead me. I see them as freehand samplers. The original ATC sized stitch doodles I have sewn together as book for my use as a reminder of what is possible so it's actually a stitch book; perhaps I will show
this next time. It is working very well for me.

I am enjoying the freedom that it is allowing me. The idea though is to use the work as a reference in my future work; Perhaps allowing me some ideas when I work upon less abstract piece in the future. I am searching for a language in stitch colour and fabric; a language of my own I hope.
Obviously, to use this language in the future will also take much exploration but I feel sure that it is a path I should be following.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

More Brooches

Here are some more of the brooches I am making for my friend, these will be for the lady's day that they are holding in March so I just finished them in time. I hope that they like them.
Some are similar but they differ either in colour or design so everyone is infact unique. Just how I like it; I hate to repeat exactly what I do, I believe that is what machines are for, no I like to make every thing I do slightly different. Even when I make a series it should show variations.

These below are slightly closer photos of the ones above; they are not copies.

As always click on the pictures if you would like to look closer although sometimes the images are not as clear, my hand is not so steady these days. Never mind my sewing hand is. If you do drop by do leave a comment. Thanks to you who do. Tricia x

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Back to doing some Brooches, a favour for my Northern friend.

Ok these are the first of 30 that I am making for a dear friend who I met when I lived up North, I have already shown her these and she approves so I am continuing to make some more, the shapes are very simple but with lots of embroidery. I must have them done before the end of the month so I better get my skates on! Also below a couple of other things I made as presents recently:

About a year or so ago I made my Grand daughter a bracelet and she was mortified when she lost it, I told her not to worry and I have made her another. Silk embroidered onto industrial felt fixed with velcro. She likes it that's all that matters.

The next was a present for a very dear friend who took me out to lunch last year. She likes these colours, you can't see much of the felt I got a bit carried away with needle weaving. I just love threads; as you can see. It was based loosely on a picture of some art deco jewelry. I think Mary liked it. I love making presents for people. It's my favourite way of showing that I care about someone.
Well I had better get on, be back soon Love Tricia x