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I joined the Bristol Cable soon after it’s inception five years ago, a good decision. We had our AGM last Monday (Oct14th) and over 200 people turned out, around 10% of the membership. Some new directors were confirmed and a good time was had by all.
Our first sister media site and paper was launched recently – The Manchester Meteor.
Amongst many other great pieces of journalism Bristol Cable has carried out an investigation into slavery in Bristol and has followed up recently.
It’s not unusual for me to take the scissors to a fabric work in progress but I rarely hack away half in one go. But sometimes it just has to be done. Anyone who has ever made anything knows the feeling – it’s just not working – but a frequent sin is to fall in love with ones own work, or perhaps just not be able to see where it’s going wrong. I suppose that’s what editors are for.
Afghan Wedding quilt, work in progress
Narrowboat, self-assembly toy, 210mm
Another addition to the fleet, soon to be on sale with the rest at Basically Wooden – MixPly.
When the wind blows For children?
I finally got round to painting one or two models, using a tiny amount of acrylic, two coats. I don’t supply paint in the kits but they are very cheap, at pound shops and such. Models are on sale at Basically Wooden.
My range of self-assembly toys and models – they are both – is now on sale at Basically Wooden. I’m hoping to add two more soon, including this one.
Self-assembly 3mm plywood model with working winch.
Approx 20cm long
I have been working on this collagraph print for the past week or two, learning the process as much as anything. CATO Press in east Bristol can handle quite large print plates, this one is about 55cm in diameter and is available to buy.
Collagraph print, 1/25, 54 x 54 cm, 2019
I think the real thing looks a bit better than this photo. Now working on another two or three collagraphs but not so big – the cost of paper can be prohibitive. This one is printed on ‘bread and butter’ paper (250 gsm) which is probably not really heavy enough for collagraph. I had some waste having printed with the paper too damp and had peeling as a result.
We had a community print evening recently, lots of people lino-cutting, very jolly. These are regular events at CATO Press, check us out and drop by if you are in the area, all welcome.