Author Archives: lisabenn

Hockney Exhibition…

I went to the Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain on Monday! – A riot of colour on very large canvasses, I also loved the drawing, but actually his most recent ipad work was the most fascinating…. I’d also forgotten how amazing ‘A Bigger Splash’ is in real life!

I bought this book at the Tate because I’m very interested in artist sketchbooks.

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Ticking apron shop update….

Spent the morning re-photographing the ticking No3 apron. One of the earliest aprons in the shop, designed in 2013, the photographs were not the best – the Etsy/Folksy shops desperately needed fresh ones with better lighting and detail of the red stitching. £35. folksy.com/items/5503591-Womens-cotton-ticking-apron  etsy.com/uk/listing/468027819/womens-cotton-ticking-apron

Lovely new notebook…..

Started a new 2017 notebook, lovely brown paper, looks great with black and white ink! – 3 days of ‘hard thinking’ and writing about ‘Aprons for Makers’, design and craft – which I condensed to use in updated ‘About’ sections Etsy/Folksy, website, Linkedin. Drawing little pictures makes it easier to look back at what I’ve written and remember it….

Knitting and Stitching Show 2016…

The much anticipated annual visit to The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, on Saturday, with my friend Charlotte. We didn’t go crazy buying lots of things this year, mainly because we have so much from previous shows we haven’t used yet… but there was still a lot to take in. The exhibition by textile artist Sue Stone was a stand out. I wish I’d gone back and had a second look now because I’ve been thinking about it a lot since – the textures of the work and the humour.

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The Woodwork Apron has arrived…

The Woodwork Apron No 10 has arrived in the Folksy shop.

It’s been a long process developing this apron, trying to come up with a design that would work for the majority of people’s needs, whether they are a furniture maker, joiner, sculptor or model maker etc. It takes best part of a day to sew, mainly because there’s so much measuring to be done with lots of pockets to make and position.

The fabric for this one is pretty extraordinary, a slightly coated brown denim, indigo blue on the reverse. folksy.com/items/6833336-Woodwork-Apron-Chestnut-Brown-Blue-Denim-No10

Storysacks header…

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to do this, but the Myatt Garden Storysacks Library Website finally got a header image. I chose one of my favourite storysacks, Mr Wolf’s Pancakes… and all the blues and yellows work well with the bright yellow background colour. storysacks.spc.org

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