Saturday, 9 August 2014

Love a Summer giveaway!

Love Patchwork & Quilting have been big supporters of Kip & Fig patterns and we love their mag as it's stuffed full of inspiration and stitchy projects!

So we thought why not team up and do a fab summer giveaway...?!

There's six bundles (two of each themed bundle) up for grabs - here's what you'll get: 

  • Nautical bundle (Beach Huts, Sailing Yacht and Seahorse)
  • Fruity bundle (Strawberry, Pear and Apple)
  • Woodland bundle (Fox, Cheeky Blackbird and Red Squirrel

To enter the giveaway visit the link here to Love Patchwork & Quilting and follow their instructions!

Hope you're having a fab summer and good luck!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Making is Connecting by David Gauntlett

I'm currently reading Making is Connecting by David Gauntlett as recommended by Barley Massey and just itching to join in the debate - a bit late to the table - but better late than never eh?

Fabulous as twitter is, I don't think I can fit everything into a tweet, and facebook keeps changing things about, so frankly I don't feel any shame in saying I never quite know where I'm up to on there...

So I'm proposing to plonk my thoughts and opinions here on the K&F blog - a kind of comment-as-I-go whilst-still-reading-it.  Thinking of it as a digital version of scribbling in the margins and sticking in post-its so I can revisit bits at a later date. I have no idea where David is headed with his thinking, since I'm just at the start, but I'm enjoying the journey so far and imagine by the end I will be in the full picture. 

So my posts will probably entail contradicting myself, some agreeing/disagreeing, wiffling about art/crafting and commenting on the politics/ideologies David mentions that I find so baffling... General 'popping my head above the parapet', so to speak, since I'm in both the art and crafting camps and utilise/love any digital aspect in connection with both. 

I'm trying to read it slowly so I can digest it properly - rather than eat the whole thing in one go and then have indigestion... And my brain is possibly a bit out of shape on the mental gymnastics debating front, so it might take some time to limber up. 

Although I still hang on to my art school compulsory copy of 'Art in Theory' (last opened circa 2002) just in case I'm ever required to be theoretical or write an essay at short notice... It also comes in handy as good door (or sash window) prop opener, so it's been very much worth the dolla. 

All very serious stuff.  Must be time for a cuppa then...

Follow the links find out more info about the book,  David Gauntlett and Fabrications