Over the last 6 weeks I've been neglecting my work in favour of a new craze.....copper foiling! My friend Mandy asked me if I fancied doing a 6 week evening class at our local gallery and, using it as an excuse to escape my loom, I eagerly accepted. I had no idea what copper foiling was so went along thinking that it was something like using gold leaf on things......WRONG! It's stained glass, am I the only person in the world who had never heard of it? Well, what a joy, it felt so good to do something other than textiles, a completely different medium. Of course the designer in me wanted to experiment with the most complicated design but I think I pulled it off in the end. What do you think?
It's now hanging up at my sitting room window for the world to see. Not bad for a first attempt I guess. I'd like to be hooked on this new craft but I just don't have the time at the moment. Here's a few images of the rest of the projects being made by the course.
This is Mandy's flower in progress. I just love the way that the swirls in the glass are being used to show the movement of the wind. Hopefully she'll have a chance to finish it as she wasn't a well bunny for a couple of the sessions.
|Pete's Mondrian inspired clock|
A variety of evening and daytime courses are available at Gallery 77 Lee on Solent.