As a follow up to Marina's workshop 'Blossoms in Calligraphy' I 'wrote' the name of the recipient of an envelope exchange calligraphy on her envelope.
Last month the Canberra Calligraphy Society engaged the wonderful Marina Soria to conduct two workshops. The first was called Calligraphy in Blossoms where the participants were encouraged to invent an alphabet based on the Ikebana made earlier in the day. This was a challenge with ever practical me wondering if I would ever use the alphabet in 'real' life. Turns out that I have!
The second workshop was titled 'Weaving Words' where the use of a favourite textile was used to create calligraphy pieces. This was a very daunting thought and I don't think that I was alone when I thought that I just didn't 'get' it. The workshop was a challenge but very satisfying in the end.
Marina Soria was brilliant as a tutor. She helped me build the scaffold for what she wanted us to achieve and then said - go for it. I used a scarf that I had bought in Cornwall, England (bottom right hand corner) for my inspiration. My pieces were much smaller than others being approximately 9.15 cm x 12 cm.
The weaving in the second photo is made with a photocopy of the original and so the colours are not true to life.
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