Saturday, 27 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
My studio will be open on December 4th and 5th as advertised above. There is lots to see with guest artists exhibiting wood carving , proggy mats, jewellery, and there will be honey, soaps and Christmas wreaths for sale too. All of us are working hard to make new things for you to see and hopefully to buy as Christmas gifts. See the Hearth web site for more images and information under "Whats on." (www.thehearth.co.uk).
Monday, 22 November 2010
I have been in London for the weekend. Visited some excellent shows .
Check out Louise Bourgeois fabric works at the Hauser and Wirth gallery in Saville Row. When you go to their web site they have a really good slide show of everything that is exhibited.
The Museum of Everything www.museumofeverything.com is showing Peter Blake's collection of circus ephemera and the marvellous taxidermy art of Walter Potter. The Museum is in Primrose Hill so there is good shopping too, we had wonderful Russian food at Trojka.
Best of all was Threads of Feeling at the Foundling Museum ( www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk). Very poignant exhibition of textile tokens left by 18th century mothers as they handed over and renounced their babies to the Foundling Hospital. Ribbons and cockades, embroideries, prints and textile fragments pinned inside the original entry ledgers with excellent interpretative boards.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
I found this hand embroidered image ( on to linen) of an english setter in a flea market. It has inspired me to start doing line embroideries of woodland animals. I am still using vintage log cabin as a base for most of my work. I like having to confine my ideas into the boundaries of one square.