Creating Surfaces with Lynda Monk

On 18 January 2016, Lynda Monk gave us a fascinating talk about her career as a mixed media artist. She told us that she started using a knitting machine 30 years ago and studied City & Guilds Machine Knitting Part 1 as an evening class. Her tutor introduced her to Creative Embroidery and she took C&G Part 1, but Part 2 didn't run. Some years later Lynda started an online course with Distance Stitch and began to write her own blog. She became so involved with the blog that she didn't finish the course but developed her own style and has become exceptionally innovative.

She uses many types of material in her work, including tissue paper, stretch velvet, pelmet vilene, kunin felt, evolon, tyvek, lutradur, bleach, ink, acrylics, rust and metal effects to create her 2D and 3D art forms.

After her talk she demonstrated how to use lutradur with Xpandaprint and a heat gun and we all had a go! It was great fun and we were delighted with the results.

Many thanks Lynda, for a super evening.

Hopefully you will be able to come back and give us a workshop next year.