Thursday, 5 March 2020

Agatha Christie Apron...

Here's the pinny that I printed at the Jane McKeating workshop last Saturday at the 2021 Visual Arts Centre.
I didn't know what I wanted to make when I started but after I cut out a magpie-shaped stencil, which was taken from one of my drawings, I decided it was starting to take on a slightly sinister feel.
I then cut cross-shaped stencils and a plan began to hatch...

I'm a huge fan of Miss Marple, especially the Margaret Rutherford films, who is my number one style guru (that lady could sure rock a tweed cape)!!!
I also love printing in a 'painterly (in other words, very messy) way and I wanted to layer, overlap and capture the creases of the fabric.
I've had this pinny for a very long time, I've no idea how old it is but I think that it must have been used by a maid which is how the Agatha Christie vibes started to emerge.
I did also want it to look a little bit like an early 1960's graphic design, as a little nod towards my fashion icon.

Hope you like!
It was such good fun to make, I felt like I was back at art college again!


  1. It's fun, would look good in my kitchen with our black and white colour scheme.

    1. Awww thanks Betty!
      Have you got those ace black and white square floor tiles? x

  2. Like it ????
    I blumming well love it and can see how much you enjoyed yourself.
    Well done missus it’s fabulous
    Lynn xx

    1. Thank you so much Lynne, it was such a good laugh! x

  3. Ooh it’s scrummy Mrs ! Gosh I’d forgotten just how much I loved visiting you in blogosphere! Xxx


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