So long
Flextiles – On fabric, yarn, plastic…and more
by Flextiles
2y ago
As explained previously, I will no longer be posting on this blog, but I am leaving it up as a record of my adventures in fibre art over the past 10 years. Thank you very much for keeping me company! My new website is kimwinter.co.uk, so do pop over there if you want to see ..read more
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July 2021 roundup
Flextiles – On fabric, yarn, plastic…and more
by Flextiles
2y ago
Although the first year of the two-year City Lit Creative Basketry course finished in June, I signed up to do a four-week contemporary willow basketry course afterwards, as we don’t work much with willow on the two-year course and it’s an area where I would like to be more proficient. The tutor was Debbie Hall ..read more
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Christiane Sand Award
Flextiles – On fabric, yarn, plastic…and more
by Flextiles
2y ago
You may remember this little guy I made over a year ago. It was during the first lockdown in April 2020, and we had just started the coiling module at City Lit, when everything closed down. However, our tutor Polly Pollock continued to have regular weekly Zoom meetings with the group, giving us advice and ..read more
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June 2021 roundup
Flextiles – On fabric, yarn, plastic…and more
by Flextiles
2y ago
A bit of a rush June has been a bit of a rush – literally, for we started our rush module at City Lit. It’s an interesting material, quite spongy to work with, but surprisingly strong. And when it’s fresh it comes in all sorts of lovely shades of mottled green, brown, and yellow, but ..read more
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May 2021 roundup
Flextiles – On fabric, yarn, plastic…and more
by Flextiles
2y ago
Apologies for the lateness of this post – as life starts reopening I suddenly seem to be very busy! The big news this month is that I’ve managed to get to a real exhibition – the first one for months. When I first started learning about the shibori technique, I read about a Japanese textile ..read more
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April 2021 roundup
Flextiles – On fabric, yarn, plastic…and more
by Flextiles
3y ago
It definitely feels as if spring has sprung. The weather has turned (for now), the garden is a riot of green, and I’m back at college. There does seem to be a sense of hope and renewal in the air – let’s hope it lasts! Our first sessions back at City Lit are focusing on ..read more
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March 2021 roundup
Flextiles – On fabric, yarn, plastic…and more
by Flextiles
3y ago
The big news this month is…drumroll…I have finished the Tetrapak dog! Any suggestions of what to call him or her? ? I also tried a variation on a theme, making a circular coiled pot with a lid based on my previous tortoise vessels. Because the peaks resemble limpet shells, I’ve called this a limpet pot ..read more
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February 2021 roundup
Flextiles – On fabric, yarn, plastic…and more
by Flextiles
3y ago
I’ve spent most of February working on a commission for a tortoise vessel. Someone saw my black and yellow one on Instagram and asked if I could make one in a different colourway. As before, I started by making the individual scutes. Then I joined them together and added the border. Then I made the ..read more
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January 2021 roundup
Flextiles – On fabric, yarn, plastic…and more
by Flextiles
3y ago
So where did January go? Perhaps there’s a wormhole associated with Covi-19 that makes a month where every day seems to be the same suddenly pass in a flash. It’s too late to wish you all a happy new year, but Chinese new year is coming up on 12 February, so happy Year of the ..read more
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Merry Christmas 2020
Flextiles – On fabric, yarn, plastic…and more
by Flextiles
3y ago
The image above is a work by Ruth Asawa shown at an exhibition in London I visited at the beginnning of this year. How long ago it seems, when museums and galleries were open and we could visit without making an appointment in advance! It’s been a tough year – but we’ve survived, unlike many ..read more
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