Church Life, Social Action

Communicating Poverty


This is a post I have written for the Leeds Poverty Truth commission, which I post here for others to read and ponder.  Over the past seven years I've gone from being hospitalised every couple months to getting a place at University. I didn't do it alone and although it was hard work it also… Continue reading Communicating Poverty

Handcrafting, reviews

Huddersfield University Textile Students Final Year Show 2015


Today I was back at Uni for a preview of the fourth year students final work.

Free Makes, Handcrafting

Crayon Play 1


We started with a video from Mathery studio‚Ķ http://www.mathery.it/works/#/pastello/ They re-created crayons and turned them into wearable tools for play. So we made our own at University. https://youtu.be/DbdV9ztGQXs Here's the instructions if you want to make your own. This got me thinking. What else could I do with crayons... This got me thinking‚Ķ What else… Continue reading Crayon Play 1

Social Action, Textile Stories

Clothingsupermarket.com


I am one of the most un-fashion-interested people I know. I have a drawer of jeans and a drawer of t-shirts and a few odd bits on hangers that mum insists on buying me to make me look female. So I am in despair at the moment. I signed up for a craft textile degree… Continue reading Clothingsupermarket.com

reviews

Yorkshire Sculpture Park


This blog was originally posted on my Uni blog on Tumblr in September, but I've decided to re-blog the Uni posts here, on my favourite blog, for my favourite followers. Yep, barley a week in and already a trip. I remember my first school trip, only a wee thing and lining up outside the primary… Continue reading Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Textile Stories

Uni Week 1 – keeping out the negative.


So, I started my course at Uni last week. Not being someone who learned my crafts through standard means (school or college) I wasn't sure how I'd manage. I'm the kind of person who likes to be prepared for every situation, so my bag was crammed with stuff from day one. I also started off… Continue reading Uni Week 1 – keeping out the negative.

Church Life, Social Action, Textile Stories

Never underestimate a Yorkshire lass.


I try to keep my on line image as a crafting person very organised and positive (apart from the odd moan). Recently though, something happened that I can only say is a bit of a wonder. So, I've decided to start some personal blogs about the 'Me' behind Betty Virago. Take these posts or leave… Continue reading Never underestimate a Yorkshire lass.