I have just added some new pieces to my website they are inspired by Saint Brendan and his voyage they are unframed batik art, I left them unframed to make it easy to post and also people sometimes like to pick there own frames. The image of the voyage has worked well for me in my work as it can be interpreted differently historical, legend, emigration, new life and marriage infact I have in the past put the initial of the couple on the sail this gives a very personal feel to the gift check out www.swallowyarnbarn.com for details
- hand painted silk
I have just added some hand painted silk scarves to my website www.swallowyarnbarn.com I am quite proud of the colour and textured effects that I have created some of the detailedsections of the scarves make interesting artworks in themselves
Designer Crafts in the Market House
Its that time of year again with only eleven days to Christmas the rush is on, you have to find that one special gift, every year its the same thing you leave it till the last minute and then suddenly the inevitable happens you turn into a headless chicken or maybe its a turkey in this case and run from pillar to post.
I totally understand I’ve done my fair share of running around on Christmas eve myself only to buy a gift that is so wrong one year I bought my mother a nail varnish dryer I know what was I thinking.
Well this year I have the solution for you Designer Crafts at the Market house in Monaghan Town an exhibition of locally handcrafted gifts from hand woven scarves, ceramics jewellery and original works of art
Creative ideas for Christmas get making ,silkpainting, felting and card making workshops on Saturday 20th november 2-6 pm
interested phone 0429746614
French group getting creative at Halloween
I read yesterday that this week is wool week in the Uk, So I thought it sounded like a good idea a natural product that doesn’t harm the planet a product that can get people doing, making and creating.
It is amazing how fulfilling you feel wearing your very own hand knitted or chrochet scarf
So with this in mind I added some knit kits and crochet kits to my website Continue reading
Many hands make light work
A few weeks ago myself and Liz had quite a mad afternoon involving paint wool and wax, You may think to yourself that sounds like a normal day at SwallowStudios !
But throw in 20 or so primary school children and that is when the madness happens.
The children came to see a work of art in progress not just any old work of art but their very own newly commissioned wall hanging to be hung in the new entrance to the school
Visiting the workshop they got hands on experience and a good feel of the whole creative process. They were only too eager to get their hands, faces, uniforms and what ever else covered in paint, Oh to be young and creative they had know inhibitions it was straight down to business with lots of colour and plenty of fun.
All had ago at tapestry weaving, painting and batik, working as a team they created some art pieces to take back to school a good day was had by all myself and Liz included even though we were a little tired !
Another step in the creative quest by Swallow Studios to get everybody involved!
New at Swallow studios one off dip dyed yarns in 250g balls enough to make your jown unique scarf or shawl