Throughout her life Tessa has maintained a passion for art and crafts and has studied textiles, textile techniques, millinery and silversmithing. Tessa's work includes a variety of individual `one of a kind' pieces, ranging from hand rolled felt, three dimensional work such as hats, bags and fine nuno felted garments, she enjoys using wool as a medium for creating pictures. Some of her pieces are embroidered, beaded or embellished with wire. Tessa designs and makes hand and machine knitted items as well as creating felt hats and fabric hats using millinery techniques; she enjoy dyeing, sometimes dyeing the fibres for her felted works but she also enjoys using Shibori techniques on silk scarves.

Red felt Tam

 

A member of Angus Crafts Association, Tessa runs workshops in feltmaking as well as other textile techniques. Some of her work is on display at `HAND PICT' 14 The Square, Letham, Angus, she also sells at Craft Fairs and undertakes commissions. 

 

Inspiration for Tessa's work comes from art, architechture and nature and what she sees around her, however sometimes she just enjoy the serendippity that occurs through `play' and `what if?' 

 

Please contact Tessa if you want any further information about her work or workshps. email tessa.mendez@btinternet.com or tel: 01307 818373 / mobile 07767 838190

 

HAND PICT 

Formerly Crafts of Angus Showcase and Shop in the Square at Letham.

 

The venture was launched in June, the name of the shop was recently changed to `HAND PICT' to eliminate confusion with the local craft supply shop.

 

Shop opening hours are 10:00 to 16:00 Tuesday to Saturday and 12:00 to 16:00 on Sundays.

 

 

The work Tessa has on display in the shop includes work recently completed for an exhibition at the Barn Gallery, The Bield at Blackruthven, as well as variations on her usual work.

 

WORKSHOPS

 

At present there are no workshops planned, but options for 2017 are being considered at present. 

 

OTHER GOINGS ON

Two of Tessa's 3 Dimensional pieces, Boddin 4 and Murrcidae have been selected for the Winter Exhibition at the Meffan Gallery, West High Street, Forfar and can be seen from 3rd December to 31st December 2016 10am till 5pm.