|Eloise Biddlecombe's hand embroidery
|Anita Bell's stitching on papers
|Jane Fox teaches drawing
Yesterday I found Eloise Biddlecombe, Anita Bell and Jane Fox on the Emsworth Arts Trail.
If you live near Emsworth the trail runs over next weekend as well May 5,6 and 7.emsworthartstrail.org.uk
Eloise eloisebiddlecombe.co.uk does bold, colourful hand stitching. With a degree in illustration her subjects are fruit and she can also be commissioned to do a very likelike stitch representation of peoples' dogs. Her stand in the Emsworth Community Centre stood out for its cheerful larger-than-life portraits of fruit. Just the thing for a very cold day.
Anita Bell who dyes papers and then stitches into them can be found just off the High Street. Again, colour is her thing and visitors were drawn to her large, colourful framed works of art. anitabellpaperworks.com
I had an interesting conversation with Jane Fox who teaches drawing courses at the Emsworth Community Centre twice a week. Visitors were invited to make marks with sticks and homemade brushes, dipping into coffee and inks. Some people drew actual still life style pictures but most enjoyed just playing with different mark-making tools. Check out mymanyhats.co.uk