Janet Bolton Workshop
In an earlier post I said I would say more about Janet’s workshop that a friend and I attended in Lampeter, Mid Wales in July.
We both thoroughly enjoyed the slow pace of the day, enjoying the hand stitching of patchwork pictures. Janet is a lovely, gentle lady with quite a sense of humour, which I think her work portrays. In preparation for this workshop I had done a piece of work, which was a little ‘workshop’ featured in Janet’s latest book, ‘Fabric Pictures, A Workshop with Janet Bolton’, see below.
Whilst I really like it, I am conscious of the fact that it is not really ‘my’ work, so I tried to do something more ‘me’ in the workshop, see below
This piece I do not like, it seems too contrived and hasn’t got that naive quality I associate with Janet’s work.
I have done a few more, trying to find my own style, but I don’t feel happy with them.
This is from a drawing I made some while ago and it is all turned applique, a slow stitching method but because of its’ sometimes outlines, I think it is more in keeping. I’ve added the sketchbook page ..
I had to do another sketch which simplified the shapes for the turned applique..
So, not all our work turns out as we would like, but it is always worthwhile having a go.
Until next time, happy stitching,