Norma Bean came to our Guild meeting last night to tell us the work of Australia artist Christina Henri and her quest to have a bonnet made in Memorial for every one of the 25,566 women that were up-rooted from everything they knew and were sentenced to Australia as part of a slave trade. Some had commited a crime which deserved ‘pity rather than punishment’ for stealing a loaf of bread!
Christina and Norma’s quest is to facilitate the making of these bonnets by women which adopt or know that they had a relative that was sent on that journey of suffering. These women and their grit and determination to survive are pioneers and should be remembered.
If you would like to participate in this project please email Norma (this is not a link, put it in your address bar as normal) Norma.firstname.lastname@example.org
As promised made the pages at The Gallery for the Embellished Cover I made yesterday. Look at my blog to see how they were made. They now need my sketches and additions before putting them inside the Embellished Cover. Visit soon to see this update.
After our inspirational visit to Cottenham, ‘Textile in Focus’ exhibiton I created another type of embellishment and cards today. Visit my blog to see the photos of the step by step introduction and the ingredients I start with.
Mixed Media Art taster session went well this morning and several pieces of postcard art were made. This postcard made by a visitor encompassess card,scraps of paper, tissue paper, PVA, acrylic paints, stamps and ink,oil bars and pencil crayons. She had not done any art since school so enjoyed th experience of all the different media available.
See my blog for some of the photos of the morning and complted work 16th Feb
I have designed a new brooch shape using a different brooch pin mount. I like to attapt and change the skills of embroidery and beading. I love the rich colours of the ‘Blue Moon’ still! as you can see.