Monday, 7 July 2014

I'm a little Nutty!

Sometimes, it's nice to create outside your comfort zone and for me, every challenge that I set myself with textile sculpture is a new one.

I went on a 10 week course last year, with a wonderful artist/tutor called Lauren Scott. The work isn't neat,it doesn't fit in a tidy box,it's organic, slightly scary, very tactile and everytime you look at a piece, you see something very different in it.

Armed with the skills and knowledge that Lauren imparted to me, I decided to create a little squirrel. It has taken up my whole weekend, but I seriously don't mind, thinking through the creation process with no pattern, no sketch, just a collection of recycled fabrics, scissors, pins and embroidery threads is wonderfully liberating.