Tag Archives: Making Friday

  • Mending

    Wabi Sabi … or ‘mending’, as your Granny called it

    A brief tale about feeling smug about mending holes in a cherished jumper.

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    Making Friday: Batik in Swaziland

    My role on April’s trip to Swaziland with Ace Camps was to teach the group of travellers about pattern, and to give them an intro to the principles behind designing for batik. They came up with some really, really nice designs (see below), which set us all up nicely for the three subsequent days we …

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  • Weaving experiments

    Making Friday: Proceeding with weaving

    As you can see by these ratty attempts laid out like a barn cat’s trophies, I’ve been fiddling around with weaving on little looms at home for a while now. I’ve learned a bit on my own, but after visiting the Cape Guild of Weavers’ show a couple of weeks ago, I realised it was …

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    Making Friday: Warpin’ mah looms

    Yes, the title of this blog post would indeed suggest that I may use the personal pronoun as well as the plural with regard to weaving equipment because, after showing off on Instagram the fun I was having on a kiddie loom during my January break (pictured above), I was offered a fixed heddle table loom …

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    A year of Making Fridays: 2017

    I’m starting 2018 with a creative break, spending as much of January as possible in the studio, getting my creative batteries recharged. So instead of the standard ‘year in review’, I’ve decided to do a “Making Friday year in review’ post, taking stock of what happened during my behind-the-scenes studio practice, which I like to …

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  • Odd faces

    Making Friday: Keeping it Weird

    I don’t know what’s up with me and ceramics these days. I’ve been making some things I really have mixed feelings about once they’re out of the kiln, but I have a total blast while making them. This one happened on Monday night, when I was shaping the largest pot I’ve ever built, and ended …

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  • Cutout group

    Imaginary friends

    Over the last year or so, you may have spotted the reverse paper dolls I’ve been making in my studio on a Making Friday. Just for fun, I’ve been drawing a person, then cutting out an item of their clothing to hold over a patterned background, inventing new outfits for them. It’s fun seeing how …

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    Making Friday: Remembering Girard

    The sun was out on Making Friday last week, and so was my Alexander Girard catalogue, which I got at the Vitra show in July last year, and these two factors came together in a very sunny moodboard. Are you a Girard fan too? Did you see my post about  my day at Vitra Design …

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  • Making friday nap

    Making Friday: Fending off the snooze

    The only thing to do to avoid succumbing to the lure of the snooze,  is to just MAKE something. Anything!

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