We were delighted to welcome textile artist Cat Rowe to our meeting. Trained as an artist, Cat had lots of tips to share with us, but first a little look at some of her textile pieces, all of which are small works.
I love these vases of flowers
and these are two designs for greetings cards.
Cat said that she lays her fabrics on the backing until she likes the picture design, and then photographs it and prints out a version or two. Then she can draw her sewing lines onto the photo as a reference when she's at the sewing machine. What a brilliant idea!
Cat loves to make sketchbooks and these are always her first port of call for a new design. She carries pen, paper and camera wherever she goes because you never no where or when the next idea will come. Much of her inspiration comes from our beautiful county of Cornwall - coast and moorland.
These are some of her sketchbooks.
Another string to Cat's bow is the commission work that she undertakes. She also tutors workshops and sells patterns of her designs. Do take a look at more of her work, etc. with the link below:
Cat Rowe - Textile Illustration
Thank you Cat, you certainly inspired us and I for one will be armed with pen, paper and camera in the future!
Next meeting is on 12th October when our speaker will be Lesley Coles and we will be presenting a cheque to Cornwall Blood Bikes.
Happy Stitching - Anita x