Much giggling accompanied today’s drawing exercise at the Mabinti Centre The women drew around each other’s feet to create a basis for decorating and designing using ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ colours as they learned them yesterday. The hot and cold feet idea seemed to captivate them and there were some very interesting design choices – including a foot of pineapples!
Tomorrow we will work with continuous line and draw portraits. The group last week seemed to very much enjoy drawing each others faces and the results were so good that they are going to be used as designs for the various textile products made by the women at Mabinti. The drawings had to be adapted slightly in order to be turned into screenprints so I needed to go over the women’s original lines with a thick black marker. The results though were very well received and the women were very proud to know that they will be used for the Mabinti range. So, watch out for beautiful products soon to be available from the Mabinti workshop….below is a sneak preview of some of the faces.