Well the nights are drawing in, the trees are glowing in their autumn glory and before we know it it will be Christmas. I will be at the Shipley Art Gallery again this Wednesday. This workshop has sold out (which is great news), however if you are quick there are still some places on the "Twisted and Hidden- Creative Paper craft day" work shop on Wednesday 20th, https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/twmuseums/t-zdpopn , just £10 !!!! I hope to be able to give you an update on some more of my workshops at the beginning of November. For anyone who is in the area Newcastle upon Tyne Embroiderers Guild have an open day on Saturday, see their website for details https://newcastleupontyneembroiderersguild.wordpress.com/ . Okay on to the "c" word - not long till Christmas (there i said it !!!) I have quite a few fairs booked for November, again I will keep you update. For anyone wanting to get in early I will be at the Rival arts fair at Reghed in Penrith 26th & 27th October, and blatant plug I will be restocking my Etsy shop over the next week. I would encourage people to buy local and from small/independent businesses this Christmas, there are some wonderful talented makers out there!!!
St Gabriel's Art and Craft Festival in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne runs from Friday 27th till Sunday 29th September. I have displayed my work here since it first began and there is always a lovely atmosphere. Local Artists, Demonstrations, Local Musicians and Refreshments. I will be selling all sorts of lovely stitched and eco dyed things. Fingers crossed for an improvement in the weather, but I am sure there will be a warm welcome either way.
I have been busy making and preparing since getting back from my summer holiday.
This Sunday (15th September) I will be at Stanhope Show in the new Vintage and Handmade Fair. (Unthank Park, Stanhope, County Durham).
At the end of month, I will be at St. Gabriel’s Art Festival in Heaton, Newcastle. It’s a three-day event with artists/makers selling and demonstrating, there is always a lovely atmosphere and usually homemade cake! St. Gabriel’s Ave NE6 5QN, 27th – 30th September.
My first workshop with Shipley Art Gallery is on Wednesday 18th September it’s a great taster at only £10 – with materials included – there are a few spaces left which can be booked via https://shipleyartgallery.org.uk/
I am delighted to be running some workshops alongside the Shipley learning team, in Gateshead. These events are being subsidised by the @shipleyartgallery and so are a bargain at just £10.00 – so spread the word and book early at the links below.
Experimental stitch Sept 18th
Manipulated and knotted – A creative textiles day. Oct 16th
Twisted and Hidden- Creative Paper craft day Nov 20th
Great news - I have had a piece of work (Revealed, image below) selected by the Society for Embroidered Work for the Contemporary Stitched Art Exhibition. The exhibition is open 12th to 17th July 2019, at The Clerkenwell Gallery, Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DP.
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/