Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Reveal One

Over the last year I have made five large patchworks/ assemblages/ quilts or call them what you will. The first three will be shown at Farfield Mill in Cumbria as part of a Textile Hub exhibition called Trio  which opens in June.
Sometimes people think these are quilts that I have found and worked into but actually I have put all the pieces together myself using old quilt pieces which I have over dyed or unpicked and mixing them with other precious fabrics. Anyway the here is the first one and `i will reveal the others over the coming week.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Monday, 20 May 2013

Our Grace again

I have just delivered this piece to Gateshead , it will  feature in "Novel" a group exhibition by members of the North East Book Art Network which opens on Saturday 1st June.. The exhibition explores and celebrates the region's culture and history as part of The Festival of the North East. When researching the piece I made for the Grace Darling Museum I sent for a book on Grace via the internet. When the book arrived all the illustrations had been removed so I have "replaced" the front piece with my own stitched drawing.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Monotype Mania

I always teach a printmaking summer school and this summer's theme is the Monotype process. The course takes place August 15 - 18.  I just need one more student to make the course viable so please have a look at the course blurb  HERE to be inspired. Its a real luxury for both me and the students to have 4 days to develop work to a high standard. This is one of my own still life monotype prints which I sell in my studio and nowk through Etsy HERE.

French Floral

More patching together. I just love browns..., and wear and tear as shown in the corner of the incorporated utility quilt. The flowered fabric is an old french linen. 

Friday, 10 May 2013

More Minimal

These two pieces are going into the Farfield Mill show in June to complement a wall quilt in the same colours. I have used bits if unpicked quilt top, tweed, linen and flour sacks which are pretty appropriate to that location

Sunday, 5 May 2013

One week to go!

Jayne and I work really hard for months to make this happen so please come!