Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Green’

new printed purses

Friday, November 18th, 2011

I’ve been having a play with printing lace on leather for a new range of clasp frame purses.  A couple of weeks ago I went over to my good friend Ruth Green’s who let me use her printing studio for a day.

After a morning of experimenting I finally got the paint solution to the right consistency and started to print the leather.

I got varying results depending on what colour I was used so decided to stick with the darker tones. Here’s some pictures of the leather pieces drying.

The leather has been sewn up into lovely clasp frame purses

The new purses will be on sale at Marketplace the Midlands Arts Centre’s contemporary craft fair which runs every weekend in the lead up to Christmans.  I’ll be there on Saturday 19, Sunday 20, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November from 11-6pm.  Please come and say hello.

new products

Friday, August 6th, 2010

I’ve been a busy little bee this week.  I had a slow start to the week with the ongoing (and seemingly never ending) tidy up in my studio. On Wednesday however, things really started hotting up.

I went over to my good friend Ruth Green’s studio to do some screen printing.  It’s something that I haven’t done since I was at school but have been meaning to do for a while.  I was very lucky to have expert tuition and guidance from Ruth to ease my screen printing nerves.

So with plenty of tea and biscuits we got to printing.  First the background eggs

Then we printed some birds over the eggs.

I want to say a big big BIG thank you to Ruth for letting me use her studio for a whole afternoon and acting as my lecturer and technician.  I wouldn’t have been able to get so much done without your help.

Today I’ve been embroidering the prints with images of architectural details

I’m really pleased with my stitched pictures, they look great.  I’m most pleased with the machine control (yes I did it all freehand - no computerised sewing machine in this house).

Now I know what they look like I’ll be developing some other designs.

knitting machine

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Last week I received a tip off text from my good friend Ruth Green.  “Knitting machine in Extra Care Charity Shop £30″ From the picture below you can guess the rest.

It came with a box full of accessories but no instructions.

Since I’ve only ever seen other people use knitting machines I needed help.  Help arrived in the form of Liz Healy.  After a cup of tea and a chat we got down to the serious work of setting up the machine and testing it out.

I’m happy to report that it seems to work fine.  I also found an instruction manual on Ebay for 99p.  I just need to buy some suitable guage wool for it as my hand knit stash is too thick.

off to market

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Picture was taken in the food hall of Isetan department store, Tokyo. mmmmm delicious

Thanks to the kind generosity of Ruth Green some needlesandhooks goodies will be on sale at Spitafields Market from Tuesday 15 - Sunday 20 December 9 - 4pm.  Ruth will also be selling some prints by my good friend Ben Javens.  You should really all go along and spend some money.  Off you go then

Marvin’s Magical Mini Mart

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Marvins Magical Mini Mart will be springing into action as part of Pop Up Shop on 47 Corporation Street, Birmingham.

Pop Up Shop on the ground floor will feature lots of independent retailers from Birmingham and Marvin’s Magical Mini Mart on the 1st floor will feature Ben Javens, Ruth Green, Love To Print, Focus Point Photography, Joe Rogers and Sarah Coulston

It will only be around for 3 days 24 - 26 September from 10 - 6pm.  So come along and see us hard at work in Marvin’s Magical Mini Mart

For more information about Pop Up Shop you can follow them on twitter here or join the Facebook group here