I was not sure what to expect the following day for Jennie’s “Suduko with Texture" workshop. If we laughed as much as we did the day before how would we ever be able to complete the project.
I must say the day was one of the best workshops I have attended. Jennie’s instructions were first class, she demonstrated each stage of the 9 square suduko twice so those wanting to rush ahead could do so whilst those who wanted to take more time were not left behind. Each square showed a different technique and Jennie told us the aim was to finish the project in the workshop and I think most of the group achieved this. I would like to add some embroidery and beads to my work but this can be done in due course – I am determined not to hide it away in a drawer. This workshop helped me considerably with my current module of City & Guilds as I had to cover fabric manipulation as a topic and also research Jennie Rayment as a textile artist.
Michael wanted to study sculpture and fine arts at Manchester University but his portfolios showed more textile work so he was encouraged to follow in that direction. He went on to teach at Goldsmith’s College in London and has also taught and exhibited his work in various countries around the world including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Belgium.
I have chosen to look more into a piece of Michael’s work which is quite near to where I live and hopefully I will be able to visit one day. In 2008 Michael was commissioned to create a wall piece for the bar area in the refurbished Colston Hall in Bristol. It is entitled “Celestial Music” and is made up of a series of different-sized flat metal discs, symbolising either a CD, album or single decorated with a series of music badges.
Thank you Amanda for letting me use these photos on my blog. Here is Amanda’s website: http://amandahisloptextileartist.com/