13 June 2011


.... is good for you according to this article.  We already knew that whatever creative activity we do is good for us didn't we but it is nice to have it acknowledged.

I was also surprised to learn
The craft industry contributes around £3 billion a year to the UK economy.

06 June 2011

The Art of Photography

Forgot to mention that I sent of my work for assessment last week.  This module won't count towards my Textiles degree but I want to see how well (or not) I did.  It doesn't get assessed until next month then it will be a few more weeks before I learn what grade I've achieved, I'll post when I find out.

One of photos I took for Assignment 4 - Lighting techniques.

Degree update

If you are interested in seeing what I have been up to over the past few months with my latest work for Textiles 1: Exploring Ideas have a look here or here.

Solved it.......

....... I think I may have solved the problem with my blog not showing up on followers blog roll.

On the Blogger forum covering this problem they suggest deleting the blog from Blog Roll - save - add blog again - save.  I added my blog to the blog roll and it seems to have worked.

Just checked a couple of blogs where I know mine is in the blog roll and it seems (fingers crossed) to have worked.

Blog updating problem

Ali Honey left a comment on my last post to say my blog hasn't updated for 3 years on her blogroll, but I know I've been blogging in that time.  According to the Blogger help forum it has been happening to quite a few people.  I'll have a go at some of the fixes that have been suggested to see if it helps.

04 June 2011

It's a long time since I've blogged here but I've been busy with my degree work here.  I'm starting screen printing next, my 1st try at it so I've bought a few books from Committed to cloth and Amazon.

The DVD that came with Thermofax printing was very interesting.  I'd love a Thermofax machine but at £800-1,000 I can't justify the expense at the moment so I will have to buy a few from here or here.

I posted my work for The Art of Photography for assessment last Tuesday.    Unfortunately this module doesn't count towards the Textiles degree but I want to see how well (or not) I've done.  It had to be there by 15th June but it will be a month or more before I find out.

I know envy is one of the 7 deadly sins but when I saw this video I couldn't help being envious of her new studio, who wouldn't be with all that space.