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.
I have been busy getting things ready for “The Cookie Jar Designers Market” next Saturday (9th March). It is the launch day for this new Arts & Crafts event at the Holy Biscuit, in Newcastle (opposite the Biscuit Factory Art Gallery). There should be lots of lovely things to see & buy. And coffee & cakes available! I will have lots of new pieces for sale – as its Mothers Day next Sunday so you might just see a nice gift or just want to come along for a look. Either way, if you are able to come along, please come & say hello.
Hello everyone, I've been busy working on lots of different projects, so I should have some new work to show you soon.
I've just found out that my Golden Strata triptych from the Mining a Golden Seam exhibition has sold - I am over the moon. (Just in case the Buyer looks at my Website – I would like to say a big Thank You)
As you probably know I am a member of Newcastle upon Tyne Embroiders Guild, if you would like to keep up to date with what is happening with them they have a new Twitter account @EmbGuild
Just a little reminder to anyone in the Tyne & Wear area The Shipley Embroidery Group is on this Saturday 2pm - 4pm (every month, on the first Saturday of the month at The Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead). Everyone is welcome just a couple of hours stitching in the company of fellow embroiderers. You don’t have to be very skilled –just keen, everyone is very helpful!
Had a great day yesterday at a workshop with Theresa Easton, "Introduction to print & bookbinding", held at her Lime Street Studio.
We spent the morning printing (oh, I would really love a printing press!), & in the afternoon Theresa taught us various methods of book binding & how to fold & cut some of our prints into little art books. (Some of the books I made, pictured)
Theresas work is very inspirational - you can see more about her & her work at http://theresaeaston.wordpress.com/
Happy stitching, printing, folding & cutting!, -Deb.
Mining a Golden Seam is an exhibition by members of the North East Region of the Embroiders Guild recently showing at Alexander Palace London & Harrogate International Centre.
The display of wonderfully varied embroidery & textile work can now be seen at Crown Street Art Gallery, Darlington Library, from Saturday 19th January---Thursday 21st February 2013.
My entry "Golden Strata" is shown, left.