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...