I am an avid photographer, constantly taking photographs of my work as it progresses and inspirational material; from close ups pictures of flowers to beautiful landscapes, from the texture of tree bark to colours around us. I have discovered that Instagram is a quick and easy platform to share these images of my work and inspiration and therefore I have sadly neglected my blog. Today I have dedicated time to sit down and share my adventures over the past few months and my plans for the future.
I have received such wonderful support and encouraging feedback over the past year with regards to my work and this has been invaluable to me, encouraging me to continue developing ideas into textiles.
Upcoming Events / Exhibitions
I have been accepted into two exciting exhibitions/shows and I am currently working towards. These are both at Rheged near Penrith, Cumbria:
The Knit and Stitch Show Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May 2019 at Rheged.
This is show with over 40 exhibitors and features talks, workshops and demonstrations for many knitting and stitching disciplines. For more information click here
Textravaganza on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th June 2019 at Rheged.
This is an exhibition were you can meet textile artists from across the North. It will cover a wide range of textile disciplines from embroidery and mixed media to weaving and felting offers the opportunity to buy their work, discover the workshops they run, and chat about the materials and techniques they use. For more information click here
In September I will have another solo exhibition with brand new work at Allendale Forge Studios – watch my Instagram or Facebook for updates.
Where to buy my work
I take my yarns with me to workshops, fairs and talks. My products are currently permanently available for purchase in two cooperative artist studios:
Allendale Forge Studios in Allendale village. Allendale Forge Studios is a unique attraction where visitors can meet local artists; shop, enjoy delicious home-cooked food and explore the surrounding area. The gallery, alongside the café, features monthly exhibitions and the shop is full of high quality, handmade gifts from local makers which are unique to the Forge.
Creative Artists Studios Northumberland at Vallum Farm. This is a creative hub that supports and exhibits local artists and their work and provides creative classes and workshops for all ages.
Both if these venues offer a wide range of artists work and somewhere to grab a cup of coffee.
If you would like a sale or return parcel for any groups please contact me for more information
I have had my work exhibited in three solo exhibitions, Allendale Forge Gallery, The Maritime Centre, Newbiggin by the sea and currently in Gallery 45, Felton until Saturday.
One of my pieces of work was selected to be in the open art exhibition ‘Into The Woods’ currently at Woodhorn Colliery Museum. This is a mixed media piece of work called ‘Branches’ It has manipulated fabric and paper with free motion machine stitch and hand embroidery.
I have developed some new workshops over the past few months and my news one is Creative Weaving with Texture. This workshop will be running on Wednesday 15th May & Saturday 15th June 10am -3pm at Just Quilting. Learn how to play with yarn and create a textured woven fabric. For booking information contact Just Quilting
I hope to see you soon at one of my upcoming events.
Thanks for reading