Monday, 31 December 2012
Also, Sheila Landi of the Landi Company Ltd who did the preservation work on the gown and restored it to its original 1735 design will be giving a talk on the work carried out on 7th February starting at 2:30 pm. Tickets are £6.00 and available from The Collection. Tel: 01522 782040 for more information.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Pauline’s free-machine stitched textiles are very painterly with good compositions yet loose and flowing. Her slides of her other work was a complement to the hands-on, tactileness of the exquisite textile pictures she passed around. Pauline also shared a selection of her sketchbooks, from each evolving 'phase'. Her family connection to the lush and colourful Jamaica gave her a background to understanding of the African mythology/folktales from her reading (and reading to us); these were often featured in her painted-with-thread pictures. She explained that to sew afro-hair needed an acceptance of breaking sewing machine needles. Pauline currently delights in sharing her expertise as art practitioner in the mental health sphere.