We've had the studio for three weeks now and we're settling in nicely. The other artists are lovely (and very talented!) and we feel very lucky to be part of the Unit Twelve team. We're starting to get to grips with what we can achieve in the time that we are there and have managed to produce some items that we are pretty pleased with. Ruth has been concentrating on her vintage bottle pieces, using the bottles to present her machine embroideries, giving them a renewed purpose and creating beautiful one off works of art. She's been tweaking her mending kits, which are now looking great and also working on the images for a 'Ted's Christmas' keepsake book (no pics as yet).
I've been enjoying getting back into screen printing again and have produced a couple of tea towel designs (the hoover one needs some tweaking as it took about 4 hours to complete!), some felt backed cat and dog brooches, a linen shopper bag, a linen across body bag and some recycled paper notebooks.
All in all a pretty pleasing start.