Had a busy few weeks craft fairs at Masham, Newcastle and Whitby. Oh and very importantly my brilliant lovely fella asked me to marry him! I am currently busy preparing paperwork and finishing off a few last pieces to take to Textravaganza at Rheghed in Penrith this weekend. Really looking forward to it should be a great event with over 30 textile artist. Its free entry and there is also a brilliant exhibition of contemporary textiles in the gallery at the moment "Thread". And by the way I said ...... YES !!! x
Return to the Meadow
Considering the environmental impact on nature created by waste and over production.
No new materials have been purchased to create this piece.
Made with fabric that has been previously used and repurposed.
A combination hand & machine stitching, many of the threads and fabrics have been dyed with rust, tea and plant material.
Old washers and buttons used as embellishment.
The work has been mounted on cardboard furniture packing.
I will be at a Handcrafted Boutique Event at Thirsk and Stowerby Town Hall on Saturday (9:30am -4pm).
Busy making lots of lovely things to take to the Bespoke Craft Fair at Alington House In Durham (on Saddler Street on the left where the road forks). If you are in the area it would be lovely to see you - This Saturday between 9:30am and 4pm
I am really excited to announce that I have been accepted as a member of the Society for Embroidered Work (S.E.W.). Check out their Website www.societyforembroideredwork.com/
Had a lovely day delivering my lines and stitches workshop at Hartlepool Embroiderers Guild on Saturday. We made samplers in natural fibres looking at linear stitches, couching & some hems. Later in the day we explored ideas on colouring the pieces and how we can continue to work with new ideas.
Been a while since I posted any updates (Sorry- must do better!). Just thought I would let you know about an exhibition where you can see some of my work alongside lots of other talented northeast artists. Should be wonderful exhibition if you can make it. "Into The Woods" is at Woodhorn Museum from 16th February -22nd April.
(below).... image from "Tree Rhythms" one of the pieces of mixed media textiles selected for in the Into The Wood exhibition at Woodhorn Museum.
One more week to see (& maybe purchase!) some of my work, alongside many of my fellow Fusion members, at our current exhition.
The exhibtion runs untill 16th of June & is well worth a visit,
The Workshop Gallery 183 Kings Street Castle Douglas.
Had lovely day yesterday with some of the ladies from Newcastle upon Tyne Embroiderers Guild, who attended my workshop. We did some basic fabric manipulation & stitching to create a piece for a box lid. Thank you to everyone who attended - hope you enjoy your day as much as I did.