Group Enterprise Project

We met with James Donald on Wednesday at the DCA over a lovely cup of tea

and what a brilliant experience it was. The six members of our group all waited for him to arrive and nerves were a little on edge but we needn’t have been, James is so generous with his time and knowledge.  He soon put everyone at ease with his natural way with people and answered all our questions without faltering, time flew by and before we knew it an hour had passed and I think we were all a little disappointed that the interview had come to an end.

L to R – Kirsty, Viv, Judy (me), James, Sarah, Tarka and Kirsty

So now we are putting our presentation together. I’m presenting James’ inspiration – Scotland of course – the West Coast , Uist and Shetland, his diversification – using technology to create new designs and trade show experience. We have 20 mins which is approximately 3 mins each allowing for slide changes etc, I could speak for hours on the info I have.  Thanks James you were brilliant and I hope we do you justice.



making marks with ink and screens

yesterday I showed some images from ‘sketch to stitch’ in the evening I worked on ‘sketch to print’ – more to follow when its finished 🙂

random shots from my workroom – threads and development work

I’m volunteering today at DCA print studio – I love it, just to be around the printing presses, paper and inks is brilliant. Sometimes I get the opportunity to talk to the other artists too and this is so inspiring, everyone I’ve met there ( I’ve been going for two years now) is always so friendly and encouraging and the staff are incredibly knowledgable. It was there I learned my first screen printing with Scott. Want to learn? they have amazing evening classes, weekend classes and taster sessions.

printed fabric waiting for stitch