Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Jewelled Surfaces at West Dean College 10 - 13 December

Vicki's gorgeous sample. Torn layers of newspaper layered with painted Bondaweb and sparkly bits and then printed onto.

After a fabulous weekend at Foredown Tower selling my jewellery it was a quick turn around to unload the car and re load ready to teach at West Dean College.
This week it is Jewelled Surfaces for Decorative Textiles. This is a newspaper based course along with my favourites, gilding flake and printing.

The idea is to create sumptuous surfaces with newspaper and then iron the papers onto iron-on interfacing to give support to make vessels, jewelry, boxes . . . We will see what is achieved by Thursday lunchtime.

I love teaching at West Dean, www.westdean.org.uk the grounds are stunning, everyone is very friendly and of course the food is fantastic.

 The girls busily painting Bondaweb.

 Colour washed newspaper.

  Decorating the torn and layered newspaper samples.

 A colourful torn and decorated area that has been printed with a spiral design in gold acrylic.
 Jean has already started to stitch her work.
 A lovely monotone sample.

 We also had a go with faux chenille using layers of newspaper.

 So you can see quite a lot has been achieved on the first full day, i will post more of our exploits later in the week.

No woman can cope without chocolate for tooooooo long. As always the desserts at West Dean are delicious.

More later in the week. 

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