It’s the second week into the new year and things are already getting busy.
Workshop bookings are coming in fast which is fantastic. I’m adding new workshops all of the time and you can find them all listed on http://Www.simplyneedlecraft.com
The Knitting & Stitching Show have also released all of the workshop details in March at Olympia Stadium…… so excited to be doing this I’m there for three days now with three workshops times.
My Etsy shop has a sale on throughout January with 15% off everything so please take a look….
I’ve found time over the Christmas and New Year break to get stitching.
This first project is an experiment, not only experimenting to techniques but it’s about experimenting on mounting work too. It’s no easy to display textile art so I’m really just playing to see what works best for me…….it’s not finished yet so these are just progress photos…..
The second project I’ve been working on……Trinket/memory boxes made up of uses fragments of vintage materials and threads. I’ve loved making this and I’m turning them into kits for people to try at home…….and Poppy helped as well
Now for some exciting news…
I’m delighted to say I’m an organiser for the new art trail coming soon. Swadlincote Art & Architecture Trail is a two day event taking place on 21st&22nd 2018 in the town centre. We have just put our call out for artists to join us….
Please join us on Facebook to get all the details ……..website is currently being designed.
It’s a busy start to the year but a very exciting one.
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Yes my first exhibition with Midlands Textile Forum started yesterday at Bishops Castle. I’m so excited to be part of this and I’m hoping to get to see it soon….
I had such a fantastic week last week. On Thursday we made the journey to the International Festival of Quilts where two groups of my sewing students entered.
I’m pleased to say both groups did amazingly well, the theme was ‘free’. The younger primary school aged group made a quilt of hot air balloons and kites and named it ‘Up, up & away. They received a highly commended.
My older group of secondary school ages made a 4 panelled quilt called ‘ Natures Wardrobe’. They won 3rd place.
I’m so proud of them ❤️
I’ve been busy hand stitching recently. I bit different for me and a break from machine stitching.
Thread painted landscape. This is a hand stitched version of my machined landscape.
And I finished my botanical fabric journal. I’ve loved making this sample book ready for my new workshop dates. Made from vintage fabrics, lace and threads and inspiration from garden centres and countryside.
All of my new workshop dates are now on the Haberdashery website, all dates, times, details and booking is available to see. Places are filling extremely quick…….Please see here
Its been a busy time and I haven’t managed to catch up on coursework so that’s the next task……hopefully.
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I’ve not had chance to blog for a few weeks, things have been a bit hectic here.
My son started the summer holidays by dislocating his knee. He been very brave and in a lot of pain, so everything else took a back seat.
The Lie of the Land exhibition start on the 16th August so my piece has been packed and shipped to join the exhibition at Bishops Castle. I’m slightly nervous as this will be my first exhibition with the group. If your near or passing pop in and have a look.
I’m also getting ready for Melbourne Festival which takes place 16th and 17th September. I’ll be located at 52 Blanche Croft. I’ve still got a few pieces at the framers but a couple have already been returned ….
At the moment I’m concentrating on my hand stitched botanical fabric journal.
im using upcyled and vintage fabrics, lace and threads. I’ve still got plenty to stitch but I’m making good progress…
My latest workshop in the Sewing Studio was the extremely popular, free motion for beginners workshop. I was joined by four lovely ladies who were eager to get to grips with free motion stitching.
I love this workshop, it’s fun, creative, inspiring and everyone leaves feeling very proud and rightly so……
I organising more workshops in free motion and many more in textile art and quilting very soon.
I promise to blog more often, I’ve got to learn time management I think 🙂
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