One of the loveliest things to do when you can’t sleep, is sketch. Sketching helps everything.
I’m developing a new Shakespeare festival in association with The Cut Art’s centre in Halesworth, Suffolk. We’re calling it SHAKE! Here’s some of my artwork for it…”Alas Poor Yorick”, from a vintage book illustration. More details soon…
I sketched this on my phone
iPhone painting, early morning
iPhone painting, face
Work in progress…I’m using a lovely heavy linen unbleached yarn which is somehow delicious to handle. I’m copying this Greek stitch (without a pattern), which was inspired by the Mesopotamian river Meander. Often seen on architraving and friezes, it’s an ancient pattern which symbolises eternal life.
I started painting again on iPad about a week ago
Here’s a sneak peak at a prototype poncho in corded red mercerised cotton. It hangs beautifully because there’s a satisying weight to it. It will be a very special garment, for day or evening. A little bit of edging and it will be complete.
HOOK CROCHET is Jenny Caron Hall’s new company, for crochet bedspreads, baby blankets, wall hangings and elegant contemporary garments. They’re made entirely by hand using traditional crochet stitches to contemporary design.
Crochet is one of the oldest art forms, and can be traced back to ‘Nålbinding’. The oldest known textile fragment of Nålbinding dating from c. 6500 BCE was found in Nehal Hemar cave, Israel. Another from the Ertebølle period c. 4200 BCE was found in ‘Tybrind Vig’, a Mesolithic fishing village in Denmark.