I can’t believe how quickly time passes by and I have just realised that I have not updated you all over the past couple of months, I have had a bit of a rollercoaster ride with my health and I am trying hard to balance my life and that is literally how I am feeling with my balance disorder 🙁 Some days are good some are bad – I took this photograph a couple of weeks ago and this is sums it up perfectly, even in the dark times there can be colour and brightness.
Never mind, despite this I have been quite busy. At the beginning of this month I decided to put my work into Allendale Forge Studios shop and consequently I will be working in the shop two days a month – today is my first day, it is a lovely place to come and spend a day 🙂
The shop is open 7 day a week and they are stocking some of my hand painted yarn packs along with some of my textile art pictures, brooches, keyring, notebooks and cards.
I will be teaching a Manipulated Fabric Heart workshop with the Forge on 18th August 2018 for more information and booking please visit the Forge website here
Workshops have been so enjoyable and successful over the last few months that it was time for another dyeing session. This time I made sure the kitchen was clear of of all laundry after my last episode where I dyed a few of my husbands shirts by mistake, the only thing I managed to accidentally dye were my fingers. I have a gorgeous selection of textured yarns that will be amazing to incorporate in to hand embroidery and machine couching. I had great fun with my colours and blending a range of colour combinations.
Last Saturday I had a display at the North East Embroiderers Guild Regional Day. It was so lovely to see so many familiar faces and share my new work with them. I so am pleased that I have bookings for this year and next with some Guilds in the region.
Next Monday, 27th May, I will be at the Northumberland County Show so if you need any yarns or you would like to see more of my work please come along, my husband is looking forward to the gin tent 🙂 For map and details click here
I have a few workshops coming up over the next few weeks :
Workshops at Just Quilting, Camperdown Industrial Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne
Layered Textile Surfaces Workshop,10am-4pm.
Saturday 2nd June or Saturday 20th June
Workshops at Treacle Wool Shop, Morpeth.
Tuesday 5th June – Layered Textile Surfaces Workshop, 10am-4pm.
Saturday 16th June – Creative Hand Embroidery Workshop, 10am-4pm.
Saturday 7th July – Mini Art Quilt Workshop, 10am-4pm.
I hope to see you soon at one of my workshops or fairs 🙂
Finally I have an exhibition of my work quickly approaching as time passes by so quickly………….