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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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W. G. Grace portrait – work in progress.

Today is the 100th Anniversary of the death of one of England’s greatest amateur cricket players: W. G. Grace. To commemorate this and my families love of cricket, I decided to make a portrait of the great man. The portrait … 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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National Poetry Day

Listening to the radio this morning, it’s wonderful to be hearing about poetry through the ages in Britain. Unfortunately, whilst rushing around, I know I’ll miss some of the celebrations for National Poetry Day but Radio 3 and Radio 4 will be … Continue reading

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‘Super Heroes’: W. G. Grace

Besides the series of First World War poet portraits, I am also working on a series of portraits of ‘Super Heroes’. The first in this series was William Morris and although I had planned to work on Charles Dickens next, that … Continue reading

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Isaac Rosenberg 1890-1918, hand stitched portrait.

As part of my series of portraits of poets who died during the First World War, I have just completed my third hand stitched portrait. This portrait is of Isaac Rosenberg. Rosenberg came from a deprived, working class background. His parents … Continue reading

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Hook a Portrait: Marilyn Monroe

This weekend I am teaching a workshop on Saturday about using the traditional technique of ‘Hooky’ matting or Rag Rug to make portraits, at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle. I have used this technique before to create the portrait of … Continue reading

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‘Hook a Portrait’ textile workshop at the Biscuit Factory.

Louise Underwood ‘Hook a Portrait’ Textile Workshop Saturday 4th July 2015 £40 per person 10am – 4pm, 1 hour lunch Suitable for beginners, this workshop will teach you how to use the traditional North Eastern technique of ‘Hooky’ matting to … Continue reading

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William Morris stitched portrait.

Since Easter, I have been working on a couple more portraits. My portrait of Isaac Rosenberg, the First World War poet has been started but put on hold until hopefully this weekend and whit week, when I might be able … Continue reading

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