Location, Location • Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

See design opportunities in the places around you, showing locations to stimulate you, materials and tools to excite you, and interpretations to inspire you.


location, location • jan beaney & jean littlejohn
Every aspect of a trip can offer the possibility for inspiration. Keeping a travel journal, either literary or visual, may become a pleasurable habit for many people. It records and enhances a journey and relieves the potential tedium of travel.

The Double Trouble philosophy throughout many of our booklets has been to propose isolating and focussing on particular themes to enable a number of ideas to be absorbed and developed. This equally applies to the subject of ‘locations’.

There are times when we need to sketch away from home. These occasions can be planned or unplanned but by carrying a small sketchbook at all times a significant thought or image need not go unrecorded.
On arriving back at a base whether an apartment, hotel or at home, look carefully at the items you have collected. Many may have been picked up from the ground in the countryside or on a beach. It is always satisfying to mull over the varied assortment of leaves, flowers, stones, shells and the like. They will fuel your memories of a walk or a special place as well as offering possible design sources.

In this book there are examples of unusual materials and spontaneous responses to situations. Sometimes the results have more energy because they are outside the tried and tested methods. It is helpful to remain open to the new possibilities another location might offer.
location, location • jan beaney & jean littlejohn

Field Study, Observation, Drawing, Sketchbooks, Journaling, Outdoor Inspiration & More.

BOOK 21 by Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

This book gives you lots of starting points to see design opportunities in the places around you, showing locations to stimulate you, materials and tools to excite you, and interpretations to inspire you.

28 pages full color illustrations – Flipbook Edition.
First published by Double Trouble Enterprises 2008, this edition ©2023

ISBN 978-0-9559959-0-3

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn • About the Authors

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Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are internationally acclaimed textiles artists, authors and educators. For more than forty years the duo know as “Double Trouble Enterprises” has been challenging traditional notions of embroidery and stitch by working with soluble fabrics, mixed media, bonding, printing, embellishing and collage and extensive use of color development and journaling to great success. Founding members of the 62 Group of Textile Artists, featured instructors at Callaway Gardens School of Needle ArtsCity & Guilds (London), Fellows of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (UK)  and Presidents emeritus of the Embroiderers’ Guild (UK), Jan and Jean continue their work in inspiring stitch artists of all ages with print books, digital books, and a wide range of DVDs and streaming workshops.

Learn more about Jan and Jean in their interview with TextileArtist.org

Visit their Double Trouble Enterprises Website