Friday, 13 July 2018

new greeting cards!


Just a quick post to say I have five new greeting card designs available to purchase through the gallery. They've been added to the website if you'd like to check them out: https://www.hoxatapestrygallery.co.uk/product-category/greetings-cards/  My cards are on the second page or alternatively you can sort the cards by "newness" so the newest greeting cards (both mine and my Mum's) appear first.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

more North Ronaldsay hand-dyed wool

Since my last post at the beginning of April I've been dyeing wool non stop! I'm absolutely thrilled that my hand-dyed yarn has been so well received, it's certainly keeping me busy. What started as a little side project has turned into an all-consuming activity! It's hard work (much more physical an activity than folk would expect) but very rewarding. It's a fun way to play with colour without having to worry about composition, quality of line, texture etc.

I haven't photographed all the colourways I've dyed over the last couple of months, but here's a sample of what I've been up to:

 Surf

Summer at Eastside

 Winter sunset

Sky and sand, Sand O' Wright

Hoxa heather

As much as I'm loving the hand-dyes I need to create a better work balance as I haven't had a chance to draw or paint over the last few months. I started a small oil painting well over a month ago and never got back to it. Hopefully I can set aside some time this month to sketch outdoors and gather new drawing ideas... and perhaps finish that painting!