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Snakewomangirl uses gouache, watercolour and collage to create surface pattern designs and paintings alongside small textile collage works and cards.

More textiles

These were all stitched on to muslin hand dyed with indigo and backed with wool batting.

Textile work

My textile work is beginning to speak to me again. I’d forgotten how much I love to use felt, stitch and use collage.

Another Library Box

This box is located on Pudsey Road in Todmorden, the community love it and now want another for children’s books.

Abstract landscape

Gouache 16 x 12 inches

Completed in October but I’ve been so busy with community projects and making Christmas cards that I forgot to put it on the blog.

Handmade Christmas cards

These were all made from textiles with some Angelina fibres and transfoil embellished with both machine and hand embroidery. I’ve had such positive feedback that I will make more and intend branching out beyond the festive market. Watch this space. Time to get my act together.

Working with Pattern

Watercolour and Fineliner

This is a small tester piece done with watercolour and then worked over with fineliner.

Abstract botanical work.

Windsor & Newton gouache.

This is a small piece done in my sketchbook to explore composition, colour and shape. I love old books about flowers and contemporary illustration, this is a mash up of both styles.

I’ve used Windsor & Newton gouache and fine liner pens.

Library Box

Library box for Pollination Street Todmorden, West Yorkshire UK

This was commissioned by Mary Clear for Incredible Edible in Todmorden. We have these around town where people can take a book and leave a book.

Mixed media collage

I love green!

I used paper from my huge collage stash and then added drawn elements using jelly roll pens. The size is 16 x 16 inches.

Green and Red collage

Collage, gouache & Posca

I used hand printed and found collage paper, Windsor & Newton Gouache and Posca pens. I don’t normally use a lot of red preferring colours I see whilst out walking but this piece seemed to have its own voice.