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Guest Artist for March Lesley Scarff - Silk Artist and Jewellery Maker
"I have been painting for as long as I remember! And have always loved learning new arts and crafts. I also have great love of the sea and it inspires my paintings and jewellery. Working as a graphic designer for almost 30 years has also influenced my work.
My jewellery designs are all original and individually hand crafted by me, using Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass, semi-precious stones, pearls, crystals, sea glass and beads.
Silk Scarves and Paintings – My paintings are often inspired by legends and myths. I love the graphic quality and the incredible colours you can achieve on silk – if you would like to see more please visit my website – seawitchjewellery.co.uk.
My scarves are dyed using the ancient Japanese Shibori method. The earliest known example of cloth dyed with a shibori technique dates from the 8th century in Japan.
The two main methods I use are:
Arashi shibori - Cloth is wrapped on a diagonal around a pole. Then the cloth is very tightly bound by wrapping thread up and down the pole. Next, the cloth is scrunched on the pole. "Arashi" is the Japanese word for storm. The patterns are always on a diagonal which suggests the driving rain of a heavy storm.
Itajime shibori - The cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with a clamp. The shapes prevent the dye from penetrating the fabric they cover.
If you would like to contact me please take a business card. (I am always happy to accept commissions.)"
We are pleased to announce that we will be collecting in the gallery for the Adur Special Needs Project a local charity.
More information about them below:
Who We Are
Adur Special Needs Project is a small registered Charity, established for some 30 years, and based in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. We run weekend play schemes twenty times a year on Saturdays, for children aged 5 to 15 years of age, all of whom have special/additional needs and disabilities. We are Ofsted registered.
In a safe and caring environment, qualified and experienced staff and volunteers provide a wide range of stimulating, fun and challenging activities for our members. A by-product of our play scheme is that whilst the children – who have a wide range of disabilities and special needs – are happily enjoying their activities with us, their parents and families enjoy valuable respite care.
The Play Schemes
Held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month during school term times, the group provides our members with activities such as craft, cooking, messy play, sensory activities, outside play, music, games, a bouncy castle, soft play, and outings, to name but a few. All of our members are supported on a 1:1 basis, and activities are tailored to their preferences and capabilities whilst encouraging and challenging them in a caring environment, to grow and develop at their own speed.
It is not uncommon for such children to feel 'different' or 'sidelined' as they try to fit into society. At the play schemes they are all accepted for exactly who they are. We care for all members as individuals and include all of them - at levels consistent with their capabilities - in every activity. We currently support 18 families through this group, and have 20 regular members.