The Godolphin is a bustling, beachfront restaurant with 10 comfortable, en-suite rooms at the heart of Mount’s Bay. The Godolphin is part of St Aubyn Estates, a family business with 5000 acres including the Home Farm, tenanted farms, residential cottages, six-holiday cottages and a building company.
Synopsis: Amanda Hislop reveals the skills and processes she uses to make her incredible textile seascapes.
Amanda Hislop’s Seascapes is a wonderful reference tool for all textile artists, whatever their skills level. Amanda puts particular emphasis on taking your work from initial inspiration through to the design stage. Her advice and guidance is all clearly explained through practical exercises and inspirational examples that then lead to projects which build upon and consolidate the lessons learned.
Textile artists, embroiders, painters and quilters whatever their skill level will be inspired by Amanda’s deep love for and fascination with the varied moods of the sea and coastal landscapes.
Exploration both of technique and design is at the heart of this book. Amanda reveals the skills and processes she uses to make her incredible textile seascapes. Featuring original projects, practical and enjoyable design exercises, and extensive sections on composition and mark-making, this instructional guide is brimming over with fabulous ideas for a stunning selection of fabric and stitch scenes.
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Here at Seashore Creative we love the coast and Amanda Hislop has a similar passion which shines throughout this delightful book.
Colour, texture and line are the elements of land and seascapes which she explores through drawing and painting, combining papers, fabric, threads and found textures she creates surfaces to which she applies colour in the form of acrylic paint and stitch.
The illustrations are beautiful, as Amanda details the way that she builds up her pictures. There is information about the materials that you will need, where to go for inspiration, how to mix colour and fascinating information about how to use free motion embroidery to draw with stitches.
There are also projects – Imagined Seascape, Stormy Seas, Waves Crash, Elements of the Shore, Sand Banks in the Estuary each with full details and advice about how to achieve the project.
This is a wonderful book full of inspiration for a creative weekend! Highly Recommended!
Many of us dream about living by the coast, but it is possible to create a coastal feel in your home wherever you live. If you are inspired by the coastal colour palette, you can easily incorporate this into your own interiors.Like most themes there always needs to be a balance between subtleness and overwhelming the room, but there are so many different ways that you can bring the feeling of a coastal lifestyle into your home.
Build your skills with quick & easy painting projects
Synopsis: An ideal beginner’s guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour for artists who are short on time.
This guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Broken down into 33 quick and easy postcard size paintings, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint boats, yachts or barges on calm seas or raging waves, including how to depict reflections in water, realistic spray and the suggestion of a busy harbourside or coastal village.
EAT SURF LIVE
The Cornwall Travel Book
By Vera Bachernegg and Katharina Maria Zimmermann
Synopsis: Eat Surf Live is a whole new approach to travel guides. With beautiful photography and wonderful design, it showcases the best of Cornwall. Travel with the authors as they visit secret spots, encounter local personalities and taste their way through this foodie Mecca. Part travel guide, part photo journal, part recipe book, Eat Surf Live is brimming with tips for a successful stay in this surfer’s paradise.
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Owned and managed by the Francis family since 2002, The Star Castle on the Isles of Scilly can truly wear its unique badge with pride – where else would you be able to stay in a beautifully intact star shaped castle dating back to 1643?
This four star, award-winning hotel is steeped in history, from the moat that runs around its eight pointed silhouette to the tiny guard rooms that are loved by single guests and not forgetting the dungeon, which is now a cosy bar and the perfect place for a pre-dinner aperitif.
Experience the timeless magic of Cornwall’s castle by the sea
St Brides Bay Cottages offers delightful cottages in superb locations around the North Pembrokeshire Coast. “Welcome” might be a small word, but here it has a very big meaning. The scenery is spectacular, the air is crystal fresh and the villages are full of character. The rugged beauty offers the perfect backdrop for a real get-away-from-it-all holiday. Our well-equipped cottages are mainly located in three beautiful locations – St. Davids, Solva and Porthgain & Abereiddi.