The journey home!!
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
"Endangered Species" has been a huge undertaking with a lot of new work being shown for the first time. The work was only just finished with just one day prior to set up. Using the British endangered animals list, I took animals and insects that are threatened with extinction.
Blue Ground Beetle
Friday, 29 August 2014
Friday, 1 August 2014
The sculptures at the entrance of "Art In Action" This exhibition has been running 30 years + and grown into a very unique show. Each marquee has a different art form being demonstrated by around 20 artists. I was in the textile tent with a lovely group of fellow textile artists.
My exhibition space, where I was demonstrating over the four days. The weather was hot and humid, and while I do not generally suffer with the heat, at one point I was so hot I sat with my feet in a bucket of water behind my desk.
My submission being exhibited in "The Best Of The Best" Marquee.
Just a couple of weeks ago I spent a day teaching three short sessions. We made embroidered cards. Then in February I will be teaching a five day course in three dimensional embroidery. West Dean is such a fantastic venue, set in fabulous grounds. I just cannot Waite!
Thank you so much for a fabulous afternoon workshop yesterday. As taster days go, you have me hooked.
Having got home, I find that I have now ordered from ebay an embroidery foot, some new pins, fabric and other necessaries. While waiting for them to arrive I have managed to continue (without foot - lol) and without hoop (doesn't fit under needle (till sprung foot arrives). I have found I can hold the disolvable fabric taught with both hands . Obviously an 'elf and safety nightmare invisible to boffins that police these sorts of things, however, I am managing to continue in an enthusiastic fashion and happy that I don't have to wait till Thursday when the postie should deliver (a lifetime!)
Thursday, 19 June 2014
This solo show in the shop area is on until the end of July 2014 Check it out if you are in the area. Aspex have lovely home made cakes in their café. Curator Clive Caswell did a grand job hanging my work.
Thursday, 1 May 2014
Embroiderers Guild AGM
As there were no machines available to use, and each class had just two hours to complete a project. I decided to make some felt flower bases to be embellished with stitch and beads.
Making Space, Havant
I had a class of eight ladies who had six hours to design and produce an embroidered brooch. Each lady produced a unique piece.
Pour L'Amour Du Fil,Nantes, France
I do not speak French and the ladies did not speak English, but with the help of an interpreter we got there. It is amazing how hands and facial expression can speak 1000 words.
The star of the day.
I was asked to exhibit three pieces of work for this exhibition,and the Hare was just an idea in my head when I excepted the offer.