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 alsoContinue reading “Communicating Poverty”

Huddersfield University Textile Students Final Year Show 2015

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

Crayon Play 1

We started with a video from Mathery studio… 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… What elseContinue reading “Crayon Play 1”

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 degreeContinue reading “Clothingsupermarket.com”

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 primaryContinue reading “Yorkshire Sculpture Park”

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 offContinue reading “Uni Week 1 – keeping out the negative.”

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 leaveContinue reading “Never underestimate a Yorkshire lass.”

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