Transferring drawing to fabric (Euston), stitching details (Herne Hill) and the finished embroidery (Lambeth Country Show).
Words and Pictures
I worked with The Human Library yesterday at Bootle Library to put on an 'Introduction to Embroidery' workshop. Our workshop participants used drawings from the weekly Sketch Club run by artist Jayne Lawless or drawings they made during the workshop. We draw onto greaseproof paper and stitched through onto fabric using back stitch. I love that when people sew, it's like drawing, everyone has a different style. Hopefully we'll be collaborating on some more fun projects and workshops in the future.
Journal Errratum's issue 17 'Urbex' is out now and my embroidery of Coldharbour Lane features in it, alongside many very talented illustrators, including Kissi Ussuki who features on the front cover.
I've adapted my Brixton Village felt tip drawing into a riso print. Teal on cream (pale yellow) 160gsm card, each print is signed and numbered in an edition of 18. Available to buy from my Etsy or you can email me directly. £14 each which includes signed for delivery in the UK. I printed this at the ace Rabbit Road Press, London. I'll also be showing this print at Loop Open graphic design and illustration at LCB Depot in Leicester, running from 3 to 28 September 2018.
Pottoms zine! Original made for Jack because we always talk about them. Round, old eccentric men (you get female ones but they're more savvy). A mixture of Monty from Withnail and I and Frank Spencer from Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, asexual, extremely unlucky, they have excellent manners and obsessive hobbies.
A6 sized and eight pages of drawings available to buy from my Etsy for £2.
James Hansen writes about the microplane for the latest 'The Kitchen Drawer' column on At The Table, which you can read here and features my illustration.
I love reading about folklore and superstitions, especially around Christmas. I like the way it connects with history, rituals slowly evolving with new customs. I researched and illustrated 'Twelve Food Superstitions of Christmas' which you can now read on the At The Table editorial section here.