Open Studios 2019

Well I can’t believe it’s Open Studios 2019. 8/9th & 15/16th June 10am to 5pm Where did that year go? Anyway, I’m doing things a little different this year and instead of visiting me at my home studio, I’m moving to a pop up studio at The Willow Gallery, Oswestry. The group exhibition is in the main gallery and I will be somewhere out back along with Judith Harrison, printmaker.

As part of Open Studios, I will be running a Mini Mixed Media Workshop at The Willow next Tuesday, 11th June. 10am to 1pm.  Combine one of the mixed media techniques I use with a little free machine embroidery or hand stitch if you prefer. Cost £25 All abilities. For further details email me at suzettesmart1@btinternet.com or Tel 07966983868

 

Happy open studios and happy stitching to you All!

 

Open Studios 8/9th & 15/16th June 2019

This isn’t an all new piece but one I’ve added to and embellished further. I am known for taking a pair of scissors to something I’m dissatisfied with but I thought this was worth saving. 

There will be opportunity to see it and other works in the BVA Open Studios Exhibition at The Willow Gallery, Oswestry (18th May to 29th June)

As a little extra this year, I will be  running a Mini Mixed Media Workshop on Tuesday, 11th June at the Willow Gallery from 10am to 1pm. Cost £25. We will be stitching too and some materials are provided. For further details you can contact myself at suzettesmart1@btinternet.com or TEL 07966983868 

For open studios itself, I will be in a pop up studio along with printmaker, Judith Harrison behind the gallery. As well as work for sale, we’re going to have stitching, printing and mixed media demonstrations and for those who would like to have a go, there will be opportunity for this too! The open studios weekends are 8/9th June and the 15/16th June 10am to 5pm

http://www.willowgalleryoswestry.org

http://www.borderlandvisualarts.com

The Qube Open

These stitched birds are part of a piece shortlisted for this years Open Competition at the Qube, Oswestry. The exhibition runs from 11th September to 1st November.

The theme Journey is reflected in the piece through the suggested movement of the birds, text and in its transient nature. Most of the birds are not fixed so will go on to be part of their own narratives. There are similarities but each one is an individual.

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For more information email me at … suzettesmart1@btinternet.com

Happy stitching …

Workshop @ Castle Court Quilters

Come join a box workshop on Wednesday, 17th October @ Castle Court quilters, Whittington. Suitable for beginners to freehand machine embroidery aswell as those with plenty of experience. The cost is £30 and you can contact myself for more information on 01691 676202 / 07816658633 or email suzettesmart1@btinternet.com

Happy stitching  …

Boats, dogs, a lion and a fountain …

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Boats, dogs, a lion and a fountain … what a tale this embroidery has to tell. At 42x64cms, this is quite a large piece of work for me. After quite a while considering and planning, it all just fell into place as I stitched.

I was working to a deadline, which helps too!

Stitching days …