Monday, 18 June 2012


My wife Ineke is also a crafter, and we like to attend workshops together. Usually I am the only man in a workshop. People always say how they love the fact that we are a crafting couple.

From 8-10 June, Ineke and I attended the ArtsyCrafts event in England, that was hosted by Leandra from PaperArtsy and Linda (aka Yours Artfully). This was a wonderful three day event, during which we made three projects.

The first project was to make a Fabric Book, using textile, stamps and paints. We had to stitch and sew it all together with a sewing machine. This was very new to me, but much fun to do. Below are the pages I made. These pages and the pages that Ineke made will be sewn together into a wall hanging.

On Saturday, we hinged 2 wooden frames together to make a sort of book filled with sewing notions. Not so much sewing on this, painting and other ideas went into this one. The front:

And inside:

Sunday was my favourite project, called 'Rusty Relic'. Again using a wooden frame, and lots of clay, metal mesh, paints, and rusting powder, the result was fabulous!

As the first two projects involved Sewing in one way or another, it also fits this week's challenge of Take a Word.


"MOI" Freubel said...

Wat zullen jullie genoten hebben Mark ! Je kunstwerkjes zien er geweldig uit !!

indybev said...

What a great workshop! Thank you, Mark, for sharing all the projects with us. Now that you've been introduced to a sewing machine, it may open a whole new phase of art for you! I loved the rusty assemblage too!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all! Your sewing pieces are wonderful, Mark! How nice that you and your Ineke craft together.

Sim said...

Oooooh Mark!
This is somptuous! Wonderful art!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Blessings!