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Tuesday, 14 April 2020

the last post?

To all my lovely readers, thank you for being here! We are living through most interesting times and there is so much change in the air. I hope you are all keeping safe and well and that we will come through all that is happening to the birth of a new and greater world, where we can all share and connect and be more aware of nature and ourselves and our role here together. New possiblilies and new beginnings...

It must be around 10 years since I started blogging. Imagine that...a totally different world! A totally different person! My first steps into the digital world were such tentative ones and now I connect with confidence online in many different ways. The world is moving forwards and I wish to focus on what I truly desire to do creatively, and it seems that blogging no longer holds the joy and ease it did for me. 

I have loved my blog and enjoyed posting...but from now I will mainly be found on my Facebook page, and of course my website, with a little sprinkle here and there on Instagram (mainy cos I love looking at other people's stuff on there!). I am starting to make films of my work and am looking to create online workshops, so look out for those. In the current climate, digital connection is all we really have and I embrace it and look forward to growing as I learn more.

If you wish to keep connected with me and see more of my work, please do sign up for my newsletter via my website, or find me on Facebook and come and say hello! I'd love to see you there and I post most days so it's a much more active, responsive and fun place to be!

And finally a big thank you to you my readers and to Blogger for the platform, and I look forward to seeing you on Facebook or in person one day!

May you be creative, be safe and be connected! 

this is not goodbye, but au revoir!

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Introducing...Contemporary Cloth

what an honour to be part of a brand new group of artists, 14 talented Cumbrian textile makers exhibiting together at the fabulous EVAN Gallery in Penrith, a wealth of 2D and 3D fabric creations, felt, weave, beadwork, print, stitch...and more. Over the fortnight of the exhibition, many visitors came to the gallery who would not noremally have gone there, such is the lure of textiles! We held a series of workshops and demonstrations which were very well attended by people eager to meet the artists and find out about their process and techniques. I had a wonderful day with friends old and new, showing both free machine embroidery and embellishing.
Those taking part: Magda Brugier, Ros Dyson, Jane Firth, Kirsten Guilder, Pamela Harrington, Sarah Hiscoke, Lucy Hughes, Liz Jones, Kay Leech, Julia Neuberger, Diane Standen, Wendy Ann Stanger, Maggi Toner Edgar, Emma Wigginton and Marion Woolcott.

Our thanks and gratitude to EVAN Gallery for hosting us and making us so welcome and to the Curators who put the ecclectic collection of work together so brilliantly!

Here's to the next time we put our work together!

Now it's back to my studio for another tidy up, I seem to have been working away at many different things, co-ordinating the many facet sof my artistic life, and now it's time to get grounded again and sort out the creative mess!

see you again soon...

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

exciting new textile exhibition...

Contemporary Cloth Exhibition

Cumbrian Textile Makers
15th - 29th February
OPEN every day 10am to 4pm
EVAN Gallery
4 Corney Place, Penrith, CA11 7PX
14 Cumbrian artists and designer makers
in an inspiring exhibition

Open Evening:
Thursday 20th February from 5.30pm
With music and refreshments
 Please join us for this Celebration of our
first Textile exhibition together!
Supported by Eden Valley Artistic Network 
Meet The Makers
a chance to meet a maker, see some
 of their process and talk about their work, 
click on the link below to access more information
and for the Meet The Maker Timetable
This is a brand new group of artists, who came together following the success of Textravaganza, a textile art event at Rheged in Cumbria in 2019. This is our first show together and it's looking fab! A collection of work from talented artists who use the medium of textiles in many different and individual ways. The gallery itself is artist owned and led, by a network of Cumbrian artists, and is full of inspiring work, plus there are some artists studios where you can see art in process. All in all a great day out!
I may see you there, as I am demonstrating on Feb 27th between 11am and 3pm!