Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Paper and Print Open Studios Event

My studio will be open on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April.

You might have visited us at The Hearth before but I urge you to come again this weekend as we are making it a really special event in conjunction with Hexham Book Festival. We have invited publishers, book binders and illustrators to take part and also joining us will be the Bewick Society with a display of Thomas Bewick's work, accompanied by contemporary wood cuts by Chris Daunt. I am really excited that my studio will be given over to an exhibition of  artists' books installations from The Book Apocathery.  The book forms are shown within old suitcases and are designed to be interacted with so do come and look inside. I will be showing lots of new work too which I will blog about within the next few days.
In the church there will be a display of a facsimile of The Lindisfarne Gospels and children's storytelling on the saturday afternoon.

Here is a list of the people you can see exhibiting that weekend.

Paper & Print - Open Studios 2014
NEW Paintings, original prints & drawings, clocks, jewellery, ceramics, woven, felted & embroidered textiles from our 10 resident artists, plus invited publishers, book artists, illustrators and book binders. Linking in with Hexham Book Festival. There will be a
facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels on display in the Church.
Cathy Duncan, Drawings & Linocuts    
 Sue Bennett, artist and bookbinder
Ruth Hicken, Textiles Through Time             
The Bewick Society, wood engravings & books
David Holliday, Watercolours                       
  The Book Apothecary, artists’ books
Melanie Hopwood, Ceramics                         

Homeward Bound Books, handmade notebooks
Ellie Langley, British wool feltmaker              

Iron Press, publisher of poetry, plays & fiction
Kim Lewis, Illustrations and Prints                 

Kate Jackson, handmade books
Sara Jane Palmer, Ceramics                         

Red Squirrel Press, independent publisher
Mandy Pattullo, Textiles and Prints                

Set of Drawers, freelance illustrators & artists
Jill Stewart, Jewellery and clocks        

  Sylvia Lynch, illustrator
Rebecca Vincent, Original prints

The Hearth Cafe, will be serving fair-trade teas and coffees, home baked cakes and scones,
snacks, light lunches and Sunday dinners. 
For directions, to find out more about the exhibitors and to sign up for our newsletter,
Website:         www.thehearth.co.uk        
Facebook;         The Hearth Arts Centre & Café
Twitter;         @TheHearthArt
The Hearth, Horsley, Northumberland, NE15 0NT

Thursday, 10 April 2014

A new appliqué

I am very lucky to be given bits and pieces to use in my work. This applique is on to the base of a beautiful old quilt fragment sent to me from Scotland.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Folk Art Flowers

This is the type of thing I will be teaching in America in September( at French General). Betty really enjoyed the planning meeting the other night as there is nothing a cat likes better than sitting on or getting under a large map. I know it is self indulgent to put pet photos on your blog but in this one she really is pointing to Los Angeles!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Lovely Lace

 I have just got back from a mini break in Vienna. I felt a new project coming on when I saw this lace in the Museum of Applied Arts. Watch this space!

Friday, 14 March 2014

March Hare

I actually saw a hare last week in Norfolk so was inspired to make one! All hand stitched and now available on ETSY.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

4 and 20 blackbirds

A friend brought this tin full of charming hand embroidered dolls and accessories for me to see. It was given to her  children about 35 years ago. When you start to look more carefully it starts to make sense. The detailing is  charming....

 A king - looks like he is counting his money
 The queen is eating honey
 Tasty pie - plenty of blackbirds in there!

 Love the washing, particularly the crocheted bra
 Bit brutal this bit , surely that is not what I think in the beak of the blackbird?