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9 Apr

I printed my little lino block “isolate” onto fabric to make a mask but I also printed some on paper as well, as I’m thinking of taking it into different materials and formats. I did a couple onto white Hosho paper and then tried them out on different coloured papers made from recycled saris.

isolate 3

Husb and I also did a couple of hours on the allotment, he’s doing maintenance on the shed and I’m digging, raking, weeding, tilthing, pruning and sowing. I was fine while I was there but I’m really aching now.

loganberry

The loganberries are coming on well, I gave them a feed of potash and a good watering.

 

 

A Pandemic Mask

8 Apr

Mask

So after several days of cutting cloth, cutting blocks, printing and sewing here’s my first pandemic mask. I carved the word “isolate” into a little lino block as the basis for the work. I hope it will be the first of many.

sewing 1

I learnt as I went along. My sewing skills are rusty – so are some of my pins! I didn’t allow enough time for the ink to dry – it’s much quicker on paper.

sewing 2

I used my lovely hand cranked Edwardian Singer sewing machine, now an antique – it was made in 1904. It has this beautiful sphynx-like decoration. Gorgeous.

 

 

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