Tag Archives: The Biscuit Factory

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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Centenary of the death of Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. Extract from The Soldier, 1914. Today, at 4.46 pm, 100 years ago, the poet Rupert Brooke died of … Continue reading

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New Portraits

I have been itching to get on with starting some new portraits but time and other work commitments have been getting in the way. But over Easter, I have managed to start two. I thought, due to the way I … Continue reading

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Dachshund cushions commission

After the recent Open Studios, a lovely lady asked me to create some cushions for her daughter’s Christmas Present, as she loved the Schnauzer cushions but they were the wrong breed of dog!! I had a glorious time choosing the … Continue reading

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Ouseburn Open Studios starts tomorrow

It was great today to finally get both my portraits of Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen, both poets who died during World War One, up on the outside wall of my studio, number 11 at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne. … Continue reading

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Open Studios prep

In two weeks time on the 29th and 30th of November it will be the Ouseburn Open Studios event in Newcastle upon Tyne. My studio is based at the Biscuit Factory and we shall be open to the public both … Continue reading

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Jingle Jangle Bracelets

  Inspired by yesterdays creativity at the jewellery making workshop, I decided to make some bracelets ready for Open Studios at the Biscuit Factory in November. The bracelets are made from a mixture of recycled, broken jewellery and lovely new … Continue reading

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