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Creative Crafting magazine began in August/September 2009, when a group of crafting friends on the Creative Connections network decided that it would be a good idea to raise awareness of the crafting community. From this point they started work and the first issue of Creative Crafting was published in October 2009 and are still publishing today.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

An Interview with Jane Cameron

An Interview with Jane Cameron


Meet the lady behind the hand painted silk and fused glass art, silk painting courses and parties.







Tell us about Jane Cameron 
I create fantastic hand painted silk and fused glass art, including a range of homewares and accessories. I also have my own range of silk painting kits and run silk painting courses and birthday parties in Surrey. I am Vice Chairman of the Guild of Silk Painters (www.silkpainters-guild.co.uk).
My website is www.janecameron.co.uk, where you can buy my work, view my portfolio and find out more about my silk painting courses and parties. I also have a shop on Folksy.




When did first begin creating your designs, and why?
I first started painting on silk in 2001 when I went to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace and was persuaded by one of my friends to go on a silk painting taster workshop. I was immediately hooked by the way the paint travelled across the silk and staggered home laden with frames, brushes, outliners and paints! I started working in fused glass in 2005.



What is it that you enjoy about your work?
I love teaching silk painting, being able to pass on the skills I have learned over the years and inspire other people to create. Also, the excitement of opening the kiln when you have fired a new glass piece – it’s like Christmas! I love it when people buy my work, and it’s really fun to meet up with like-minded people and experiment with new techniques.

What is your biggest crafting achievement, and why? 
My biggest achievements to date are that I wrote three of the projects in a book called “Craft”, published in late 2012 by Dorling Kindersley (www.amazon.co.uk/Craft-Techniques-Projects-Dk-Crafts/dp/1409383903/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1357172938&sr=8-13). I was also filmed as part of the recent BBC Series “Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution” and have two projects (Silk painted flower cards and “Patchwork on silk” being published in Crafts Beautiful magazine this year.

Other than your crafting, what else do you like to do?
I teach private lessons in cello, violin and piano, sing as part of London Concert Choir and we have an allotment.
If you had to choose your favourite from your creations which one would it be?
I think my favourite creation is currently my “big blue” bowl. It’s one of my newest fused glass designs, which I will be making in other sizes and colours over the coming months.


Tell us about Jane Cameron 
I create fantastic hand painted silk and fused glass art, including a range of homewares and accessories. I also have my own range of silk painting kits and run silk painting courses and birthday parties in Surrey. I am Vice Chairman of the Guild of Silk Painters (www.silkpainters-guild.co.uk).
My website is www.janecameron.co.uk, where you can buy my work, view my portfolio and find out more about my silk painting courses and parties. I also have a shop on Folksy.

When did first begin creating your designs, and why?  
I first started painting on silk in 2001 when I went to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace and was persuaded by one of my friends to go on a silk painting taster workshop. I was immediately hooked by the way the paint travelled across the silk and staggered home laden with frames, brushes, outliners and paints! I started working in fused glass in 2005. 

What is it that you enjoy about your work?
I love teaching silk painting, being able to pass on the skills I have learned over the years and inspire other people to create. Also, the excitement of opening the kiln when you have fired a new glass piece – it’s like Christmas! I love it when people buy my work, and it’s really fun to meet up with like-minded people and experiment with new techniques.

What is your biggest crafting achievement, and why? 
My biggest achievements to date are that I wrote three of the projects in a book called “Craft”, published in late 2012 by Dorling Kindersley (www.amazon.co.uk/Craft-Techniques-Projects-Dk-Crafts/dp/1409383903/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1357172938&sr=8-13). I was also filmed as part of the recent BBC Series “Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution” and have two projects (Silk painted flower cards and “Patchwork on silk” being published in Crafts Beautiful magazine this year.

Learn more about Jane on her website www.janecameron.co.uk


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