08 December 2006

City & Guilds

I would like to have done a City & Guilds course but unfortunately there was nowhere in Liverpool that I could do embroidery or quilting. I'm thinking of doing one by correspondence course when I've finished my OCA Textiles courses. I've seen a few blogs of people who are doing it this way and they seem to be enjoying it.

05 December 2006

My Studio

I've told you that my studio was my brother's bedroom before he left home and I took it over. I've seen photos of other bloggers work space and glad to see theirs can be as untidy as mine so thought you may like to see mine. It's not very big 9ft by 12 ft and even though I finally got some shelving back in February I'm slowly running out of space and gradually moving out on to the landing. I really meant to put stickers on boxed but never got round to it but I have a rough idea of where everything is.

This is my small library of books and magazines. The internet is great for all the info you can surf through but there is nothing quite like looking through a book. I always knew they would come in useful, one I've had for about 15 years is now out of print but it was recommended on my Textile course.

This is one end of the room. When I'd finished putting the shelf you can see together I pulled it into my studio and guess what I backed myself into the corner with it, I finally managed to get out but I thought I was stuck for good.

And this is the other end. It could do with a good clean up I know.

This is my desk

this is my computer or it was until Blogger stopped uploading my images and I've come to the end of my hour here in the library but with luck I'll be able to get on again.

01 December 2006

This is my first try at drawing a glass and if I do say so myself it's not a bad attempt, it was from another lesson in the Daler-Rowney catalogue.