Obviously several members of Primrose Paper Arts had the same idea on the same day, as several of us arrived at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery to see the exhibition at the same time.
Other people came through to see the exhibits including two ladies (to the left of the photo above), one of whom agreed to model one of Mandy’s beautiful paper cloaks.
Spurred on by how great the cloak looked on Heather (above) we persuaded Lou to parade for us in another one.
This had the most amazing textures, so I’ve included a couple of close up pictures to give you an idea. The entire cloak was quite rigid and deep lines were indented where twisted metal cord was used to form the shape.
Then (how did this happen?) I was nominated to wear Mandy’s third cloak.
I stayed well hidden within the hood! Again, I’ve included a close-up showing some of the texture in the different sections. The base paper for this cloak started off as either white, black or green and Mandy coloured where necessary creating a range of blacks for the finished garment.
We’re very lucky that Mandy is leading a Tips & Tricks day on 20th October for us.
She will be demonstrating Joomchi and Shifu (paper string). Don’t know what that entails? Well, all three cloaks above are made using the Joomchi method and the red cloak boasts a superb array of Shifu.
The picture here shows a great example of how the ‘string’ turns out and everyone will spend the day creating their own version of both Shifu and Joomchi. So come and have a fun day and learn from the expert.
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**Please note that due to the ongoing refurbishment of our normal venue at Primrose Park you will be informed of the location of this event closer to the day. No, don’t worry, we won’t be sending you to the outer reaches of Mongolia, it will still be within reach of our usual meeting place.