Category Archives: Community groups

How to: English Paper Pieced Patchwork

Patchwork has a long tradition of using precisely cut, paper pieces to ensure that the complex geometric designs fit neatly into place, ensuring fewer mistakes and more economical use of fabric – which was and can be expensive. Follow these … Continue reading

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Get involved! The Shipley Centenary Quilt Project

The Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear will this year be celebrating its 100th Anniversary, after being founded following a bequest by local solicitor Joseph Shipley (1822-1909). The gallery holds a beautiful collection of European Old Masters, to … Continue reading

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Artist Residency Day 13 at Bergby Konstcenter, Sweden.

In the last few days whilst my ‘Häxors Trosor’ exhibition has been open, many of my Swedish visitors have also been keen to make their ‘Green Pledge’. During this time I have also been busy making more from the list … Continue reading

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Residency Day 11 -exhibition openning day!

After lots of work, the ‘Häxors Trosor’ exhibition is ready to open. With over 36 ‘ Green Pledges’ made so far by over 20 people, three large textile pieces,  4 environmental sculptures and 4 painted artworks, plus the ‘Young Artist’s’ … Continue reading

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Residency Day 9 -new ‘Green Pledges’.

Before I came out to Bergby Konstcenter in Sweden, I had asked people who had visited my studio in Newcastle if they would like to make a ‘Green Pledge’ and I would make them to hang with the others in … Continue reading

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Green Pledges

As part of my artists redidency at Bergby Konstcenter in Sweden, I am taking ‘green pledges’ which have been made by friends, family, other artists and contributors. These will be hung as part of the exhibition. Here is a selection … Continue reading

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About ‘obsesivcreativ’

Louise is a Newcastle based textile and three dimensional artist making unique pieces, working with traditional north east techniques such as hooky and proggy matting, as well as spinning, quilting, patchwork, embroidery, felting, batik as well as upholstery and lino print. Louise is particularly influenced … Continue reading

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Moral Compass (Loving you, I need to make a difference)

Happy New Year! Many apologies for the radio silence over the last couple of months but I have continued being busy, busy, busy… Today, I was working with a number of AWAS (All We Are Saying, Artists for Peace) colleagues … Continue reading

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Current projects

Currently, I am trying to juggle a number of projects, which in an ideal world I’d be able to finish them all asap! The ‘All We Are Saying’ Peace Blanket is coming on well. Today, I finished hand sewing all … Continue reading

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‘All We Are Saying’ at the Holy Biscuit exhibition.

All We Are Saying at the Holy Biscuit 12th September to 3rd October, 2015.   ‘All We Are Saying’ at The Holy Biscuit is an exhibition of local artists, who have teamed up with artists from Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle as … Continue reading

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