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Author: Kathryn Dickinson

Hand Spun Yarns

Update – Yarnfest 2023

Saw a post by Yarnfest 2023 on Facebook about my work – I was so happy! I still have a fair bit of work to do before I can begin to pack for the show.  I spun and fulled a further 3kg of blended wool over last two weekends and am waiting for this batch…
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Yorkshire Yarnfest 2023

I have booked a space at Yorkshire’s Yarnfest 2023 to be held at Sandburn Hall in Flaxton between York and Scarborough on 04 and 05 March 2023.  Please come and say hello!  My space for cuetocomfort is in a corner of the hotel’s sports hall and is approximately 4 square metres.  I’ll be taking 4…
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Birds – a few reflections in photographs

A pigeon from my living room – including finger prints and flash from the camera!  The two images of the small robins are beautiful – I love the way the lines of the branches are blurred when the image is enlarged.  The two blackbirds – these images have been posterised (flattened) in Photoshop Elements.  My…
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Wrought iron railings

The railings are so old!  The lichen adds to the beauty and makes the railings appear magical in my opinion.

A row of wrought iron roses

So many layers…each rose has decayed differently and the reflections are slightly different.  We know the image is a flat photograph, yet we can also see lots of depth and motion from the sunlight and people walking in the reflections.

A tomato

Here I played with a photograph of a large red tomato in Photoshop Elements.  Then I drew the tomato with green and red and then finished it with a monoprint and red ink.

Switching focus

I like to see what’s in or behind any hole in the wall or fence  – a camera captures this beautifully!

Monoprints and life drawing

I love the marks from the ink used in monoprinting.

Soft focus

For a soft irregular viewpoint, I covered my camera.  I love the soft curved focus – I think this enhances the tiny section of floor tiles into something unworldly. Ideal for ideas for embroideries!  The blue one is a view of a swimming pool.

Little bat drawings

Above shows a few of my pencil drawings of a found bat whilst in the South of France.