13. Barcelona Patchwork

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Woohoo! It’s finished. I started this in Barcelona in August 2014, and finished it in London, February 2015.

This is the best photo I could manage.

To recap, I have been making an art piece by sewing together bits of discarded stuff I came across in Barcelona.

You can find out about each section by searching 610 in my archives.

It is now in my shop.

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12. Barcelona Patchwork

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Barcelona Patchwork update.

To recap, I am making an art piece by sewing together bits of discarded stuff I came across in Barcelona.

This is almost the final section of my patchwork.

You can find out about each section by searching 610 in my archives.

When this piece is finished it will have 81 squares. I am hoping to finish by tomorrow and put it in my shop.

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Well, I am signing off for Christmas.

Today we went to see the panto at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley, this is marking the start of my Christmas internet break. Oh no it isn’t!  Bobby Crush was one of the best dames I have ever seen.

Thank you so much to everyone who has bought my work, and visited me on the various social media platforms which have crept into my life. Incidentally, I am thinking of joining Tumblr and/or Tsu. If you are on either of these, I would love to know what you think.

Those of you who read my stuff regularly, know that I don’t particularly enjoy blogging. I do it as a way to record my work, both for myself, and those of you who buy it. However, I enjoy the side-effect, the supportive community of friends that have grown around me. It’s lovely. Thank you.

Last year, I sent some complementary cards to everyone who had bought my work. I didn’t manage to do that this year, but you can expect something unexpected in the new year.

May your days be merry and bright,

Alison x

PS. Above is the latest progress of my Barcelona Patchwork.

 

If You Are New Here:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

A few years back, I bought six vintage linen napkins in a charity shop, for the meagre sum of two pounds. So far, I have turned three of my napkins into sewn diaries, using fast food leaflets, old magazines and books.

Each of my napkins represents a month, with a different entry for each day. For example, the day Lynda Bellingham died, I added the Oxo box from my kitchen cupboard.

November is my fourth napkin this year, the others are June, May and October. Some of them can be found in my shop.

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I decided to use an old poster, taken from my favourite bin at work, as the base for my nine patchwork squares.

Each of these squares is made up of nine smaller squares.

When it is finished, this piece will have 81 patches. I was hoping to finish it this week, but my son has been ill, so it’s not looking likely now.

If you are new here, I am making a piece of art using discarded leaflets etc.. found on holiday in Barcelona. I started making it in August this year. You can find out about the individual sections by searching 610 in categories.

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9. Barcelona Patchwork

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I am back in Barcelona. I wish!

To recap, I am making an art piece by sewing together bits of discarded stuff I came across in Barcelona.

This is the final section of my patchwork.

You can find out about the other eight sections by searching 610 in my archives.

All I have to do now is sew them together, the hardest part.

When this piece is finished it will have 81 squares. I am hoping to finish it next week and put it in my shop.

Have a great weekend,

Alison x

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18. Napkin Diary For October 2014

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Tuesday, 21st October

On my way home from work, I do this thing, whereby I get on the train at the back and walk to the front picking up discarded newspapers.

I read them on my journey.

Evening Standard and Metro, usually, but today The Birmingham Mail.

Turns out Birmingham has the worst rate of vitamin D deficiency in the UK. According to health experts, this is caused by children sitting indoors and missing daylight.

The ‘D’ comes, once again, from Julia’s colouring book.

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