Garden and Studio

The garden has definitely been winning over the studio these last couple of months, feeding my creativity and well being all in one. Firmly back in doors and I’ve been working on some new exhibition pieces for a group exhibition at The Willow Gallery starting late August and another called ‘Old Roads, Ancient Tracks” at Oriel Ty Meirion, date TBC. Some of these pieces are shown here.

As Open Studios is of course cancelled this month, I’m also sharing a collage of some of my favourite textile books. A staple of any talk or workshop.

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon, happy stitching x

 

It’s been a while

 

It’s been a while folks! So I’ve put together a collage of images from recent workshops, work and events.

My Jay is finished and waiting to be framed. I was adding the final stitches during open studios in June when someone gave me a Jay feather that they had picked up on a walk that morning. I like it when that happens. It adds an unseen layer to the stitches.

That’s me in the top picture at the beautiful Westhope College in South Shropshire. It was their annual open weekend and exhibition of students work. An inspirational and creative place which I was able to enjoy from the garden with basketry demonstrations happening around me. My workshop dates at Westhope can be found in Dates for the diary and on their website.

http://www.westhope.org.uk

A mixed media layer and text have definitely found their way amongst the fabric collage and stitch in recent workshops. I’ve tailored my next date at The Willow Gallery, Oswestry, to experiment and play with these layers further. This will give me an excuse to get messy too, not that I need one of course! For Willow Gallery dates, see Dates in the diary and their website below.

http://www.willowgalleryoswestry.org

Happy days are those spent stitching x