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Holiday Enhancement

Sometimes small things can make a delightful difference to your holiday. Here are a few suggestions from our recent beach holiday that I’d recommend.

If you’re using hotel beach towels it can be nice to take a small towel for your face/head at the top of your sunbed.

I chose this beautiful Collier Campbell towel. The bright design was stunning in the sun, the fabric soft and easy to spot when returning from a swim in the sea.

It’s important to stay hydrated and it’s possible to stop using trillions of plastic cups on holiday by using a flask. This one is by Life’s a Beach. It kept my water cold all day, saved single use plastic and looks fabulous. Good for the environment and good to use.

Tidy towel – when the sea breeze is buffeting your beach towel these clips keep your towel secure whatever the sunbed design. They can also be used to hang clothes and, as I was here, to secure fabric around Balinese beds.

I love to carry watercolours when on holiday. Painting a scene is an opportunity to really observe and take in the detail, which is great for recalling the holiday feel-good factor when you’re back home. There’s also something magical about the feeling of painting with salt water.

More sunny holiday related posts are at these links:

Blackpool Icons Design

Poolside Painting

Beach Art

Painting fish

Paperart Originals

Thanks. Bon Voyage, happy travels.

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Heat Press Inspiration

With just a week until my fabric design workshop here’s some inspiration of the lovely things that I’ve created using the techniques I’ll be sharing on Saturday 9th March.

Oo and I have a new recipe (description ) for what I do:

Main ingredient of sunshine, dose of nature’s wonder, spoonful of heartwarming colour, a delight of details and sprinkle of nostalgia – art to uplift.

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The sublimation printing techniques for transferring colour into fabrics have been used in the following projects, you can click on them to learn about them…

Miniature Cheese Plant
Miniature Cheese Plant Made of Satin
Designer Doggy Coat
Cute Designer Dog Coat
Bird and Flower Cushion
Bespoke Bird and Flower Cushion
Passiflora in textiles

Passionflower in Textiles

For even more inspiration take a look at

Sublimation Samples

Sublimation Samples

For all the details of the workshop click here.

To read testimonials from my workshop ‘trial run’ click here.

To book visit the Stitched Up and Fleeced textile studio venue website.

This art workshop is supported by the wonderful, colourful, Sheffield company Colourcraft Ltd.

Have a wonderful week. I’m so looking forward to the workshop, to sharing the lovely techniques and seeing the magic appear on the fabric, and the joy that brings.

Happy Days

Kim

Heat Press Workshop

Hi, I’m running a half day Heat Press workshop in Sheffield on 9th March. Posting the details incase this may be of interest.

‘Heat press Workshop’ 10-12.30 Saturday 9th March £30

This is an opportunity to create your own unique design and transfer it onto fabric. During the workshop you will be guided through steps to create a bespoke design and transfer it onto a fabric of your choice for use in whatever textile, sewing or craft project you wish. You will learn about products, techniques and equipment, how different fabrics respond to the process and how best to prepare them. You will be inspired by what your designs could become. This workshop is supported by ‘Colourcraft’.

The workshop can be booked through the venue website at 

http://www.stitchedupandfleeced.com/workshops

If you need any further details please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can see my work at https://www.instagram.com/inspirebykim/

Best regards and many thanks

Kim

Highlights on Instagram

It’s one of those lovely experimental, colourful creative times when I’m exploring techniques and media.

Here are the latest highlights from my art exploring, from my Instagram gallery. Enjoy and I hope you are uplifted and/or inspired. 

Embellishing exoloration with textiles
Textiles Experimenting on the embellishing machine. Playing with lace, wool and felts to create some inspiring sample sections. 

#embellishment #textiles #textileart #janome #inspirebykim #colourful #felt #merinowool #colourful #sheffcol #textilestudent #artinspiration #arttotry #sheffieldartist #inspiringartist

Sunset Clouds And Sunrise Embroidery – Copyright Kim
Playing with the sewing machine. Being less literal with my sewing into the image. Head in the clouds.  

The wonderful ink hues. – Copyright Kim

Magic Day In The Print Room – Remembering this day 2016. 

Fabulous Winged Woman – Collograph Print ~ Copyright Kim
Magic Day In The Print Room – Remembering this day 2016. Collograph Winged Female

Art time out at my hairdressers.
Art session at the hairdressers. My hairdresser and I enjoyed a lovely painting session between cuts. 

Creating with colourful textiles

Work in progress. Loving these colours. Interested to see how this develops😊

Can you see the heart? Felt fun.

First time making felt. Sunny sea scene. The story in pictures and the full piece images are at this link http://bit.ly/2mYqVPX 

Open Studios
One week to go until my Open Studio. 12-6pm on 2nd April at Bloc Studios, Sheffield 

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day. 😊

Glass Making Workshop

I love light in glass, the colours projected by coloured glass and was keen to know more. 

After the Dichronic Glass workshop with Alison of Handmade in Netheredge, at The Art House in Sheffield in May, I booked the full day workshop. 

Dichronic glass jewellery made at the workshop in May
 We used a range of glass products to design and decorate including. 

 So here are my pieces pre-firing. Fingers crossed they survive the 1800 degrees in the kiln! 

Careful selected Dichronic glass pieces
Dichronic Glass Brooch – before firing
Star light catcher, hopefully, decorated with frit, stones and of course sparkle
Colour burst light catcher or coaster
Playing with strings, copper and eggshell glass to create a scene
Fruit plate with bubble powder and sparkle
 

Ta Da, here’s what they are like after firing. I’m so relieved they survived the kiln and live how it evolved them. I love the light and colours in the glass. 

My Colour Wheel Inspired Light Catcher/ Coaster
My sunny scene fruit platter
Stunning blue Star of David
My beautiful fired brooch.

I’m delighted with the outcomes. Thanks to Alison at Handmade in Netheredge for a lovely day workshop. 

Thank you so much for being here. These are other posts you might like to enjoy next…

Dichronic Glass Jewellery

Ceramics Art Challenge

Paper Cut Pictures

My Life in Paper

My Story – Art That Came Out Of Injury 

If there’s a lovely someone who you think would enjoy my art please feel free to share my blog with them. 

Busy Creating Art!

Sorry for a bit of radio silence, I am busy working in the final two Art ChLlengesof my 52 Art Challengesgoal. They’re the last two so they have to be good, right!

The final two challenges will be sculpture/clay modelling with metalwork, and self portraiture. So whilst they are underway, firing takes time, please keep enjoying my less time consuming creations at my Facebook page. I post regularly there, as I create new artworks.

Here are some of those you might enjoy.

   
   
   
    
   

     

 Many thanks for visiting the page, I’ll be excited to post my creations as soon d they are completed, exciting time. Just need to decide how to celebrate the final art challenge…. Any ideas welcome. The question is will I stop there? This has been a journey.