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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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Portrait project with Hadrian Primary School

  As part of the Drawing? exhibition at the Customs House in South Shields, Illustrated Stitch I was asked to work with a local school looking at the way I work, developing my portraits using drawing and stitching. I worked … Continue reading

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Egyptian Book of the Dead

In the past I have made some very exciting pieces for the Great North Museum, Hancock, many of those linked to their Egyptian collection. To add to the interactive ‘Mummy’, the dressing up clothes and other pieces, I was recently … Continue reading

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Hell Creek and Carboniferous Swamps!

I am very lucky in the work I get asked to do and often the Great North Museum, Hancock ask me to do some really cool things. In the past, I have made for them replica Egyptian mummies, with internal … Continue reading

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REWIND: Ravenswood Primary ‘School Values’ window hangings.

In the Spring and Summer term of 2012, I was asked to work with the children of Ravenswood Primary School to create a series of banners which illustrated the ‘school values’ and to be hung in the large windows of … Continue reading

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Learning resources for local museum.

Over the past ten years, whilst working as a freelance textile artist, I have been fortunate enough to work considerably with the Hancock, now known as the Great North Museum. It is a fabulous Natural History Museum, with even a … Continue reading

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Burial Cist Plan

This week I have been working on two more ‘burial cist’ plans for the Discovery Museum in Newcastle, finely fabric painting onto heavy cotton. The burial plans are taken from a sketch made by an archaeologist at a burial site, which I have … Continue reading

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Washington New Town’s 50th Anniversary Banner made by Class 5T, George Washington Primary School

Washington’s 50th Anniversary Banner Photo (c) Ian McClelland The pupils and I were first inspired by the documents and plans published when Washington was being planned in the 1960’s. Together, we looked at the master-plan, with its colourful use of … Continue reading

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Ravenswood Primary School Banners 2010-13

Over four years I worked with Ravenswood Primary School, creating a series of banners with the children of Year 1 and 5. The banners were funded by the schools active and very supportive PTA. The banners were made to reflect the … Continue reading

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