Tuesday 28 May 2013
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 http://www.farfieldmill.org/index.php?id=howgill#c1228 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.
Monday 20 May 2013
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
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.