All Over Now

I am now somewhat exhausted after the knitting and Stitching Shows virtually back to back. I have enjoyed the process immensely having met some lovely lovely people who were extremely kind about my work. I was also lucky enough to be exhibiting alongside a fab bunch of graduates and my fellow Guild Scholar. Here is a bit of a plug for each:

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Harriet Stiles also an Embroiderers Guild Scholar with her hand embroidered Jewellery – more info here

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Hanny Newton with her goldwork rocks. She also makes the most fabulous bow ties she can also be found here

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Maria Boyle who won the Textile Study Group graduate of the year award. Fabulous textures. Her website can be found here

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Chris Woodcock with these wonderful forms. More info here

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Georgina Bellamy, probably the fastest emboiderer in the west with her stunning jacket. Link to her website

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Olly Mason with her stitch and concrete. Her website may be found here

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Last but not least we have Helen Sill fellow Eastleigh alumni and Room 6 member. She will not thank me for this photo. Website is here

Cannot really finish without adding this picture of my fellow partner in crime Alison Hulme who beavered her way through metres of fabric on the Artists in Action stand1966822_593476084091948_4543401467826924868_n

It’s now onwards and upwards – lots in the pipeline. The next event for me is an exhibition at Rums Eg, Romsey in the new year – more of this when the publicity comes out
 

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Harrogate

Having a lovely time in Harrogate.

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A Date for your Diary

A while back I alluded to lots of exciting happenings. This is the heads up of one. A while back I was honoured to be invited to be a part of a new exhibiting group, Room 6. There are six of us in total and in one way or another we have been associated with the degree course at Eastleigh college. The other members are; Susan Chapman, Alison Hulme, Consuelo Simpson, Lynn Onions and Helen Sill.
Our first enterprise is to continue the tradition of mounting a Tea with… afternoon with an eminent textile artist. I am extremely happy to announce that the artist this year will be Rozanne Hawksley. For those who might not have come across her work, her website may be accessed here
We are thrilled that such an eminent artist has agreed to talk for us and feel sure that the afternoon will be a fascinating experience for everyone.
Details are: The event will take place at Lower Upham Hall, Hampshire SO32 1HF on Saturday 13th June 2015 (in the hope we will be free of snow on that day). Start time will be 2.00 pm. Visitors can expect a delicious tea courtesy of Alison Hulme, a thought provoking talk from Rozanne and additionally a second hand book stall with quality art and textile books at great prices and a comprehensive raffle.
There will be more information regarding tickets etc closer to the date.


Unwrapping Paper

Until I came to Dublin, I have always unwrapped my paper immediately after cooking it. Since health and Safety issues meant that I could not demonstrate the whole process while at the Show, I spent the whole of last Tuesday making a whole stack to bring with me. I was a little concerned that I would have nothing to show but a soggy mess when I finally revealed all. Far from it, I probably have the best collection I have ever had.

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This has certainly made me review some of my practises and while I believe there is probably no merit in leaving processed materials for ages unopened, encouraging mould and all sorts, a little more patience clearly seems to bear fruit