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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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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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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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The Wilfred Owen Association

Just a quick post but I am delighted and proud to say that my hand stitched portrait of Wilfred Owen has its own page on the Wilfred Owen Association’s website. Working on his portrait has been a very moving and inspiring project. … 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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Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), stiched portrait, finished

This has been a lovely portrait to work on. Through reading about his life, as research for the ideas to be represented in the imagery, finding out how near he lived as a young man to where I grew up, … Continue reading

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Still working on it!! Wilfred Owen…

Phew, I’ve finally finished sewing the fallen leaves into the silhouette of the Wrekin hill behind the portrait of Wilfred Owen. Now that I have finished sewing the River Severn (using the poem ‘Hospital Barge’) into the leaves and completed the … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen, W.I.P update.

I have begun to hand stitch the background of my portrait of Wilfred Owen, for a while I was finding it difficult to decide on the ‘look’ of the background imagery and the story it was going to tell. But, … Continue reading

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