Busy Times !

Hi everyone,

It’s been such a busy time for me recently, with lots of things going on.

So a quick catch up with you.

I went live on the Sewing Quarter a few weeks ago. A big thank you to Derek and the team for making me feel so welcome.

A few days after it was time for the Festival of Quilts. Absolutely amazing, thank you to everyone that came on my workshops and came to say hello.  I’m looking forward to next year already 🙂

And then some of my favourite Quilts …….

Then I went on a relaxing holiday to Cape Verde. A stunning island with a beautiful sunset and friendly people 😍

I arrived home to a delivery of the Autumn edition of Art Quilting Studios magazine from America, with my rags to riches article in ….

My workshops and classes start again on Saturday and I’m really looking forward to seeing the kids. I’ll be planning the rest of the years workshops next week so I’ll keep you updated.

I’ll be exhibiting at Melbourne Art festival so please come and say hello if your nearby.

Also the tickets for the Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show have now gone on sale. You can book entry and workshop tickets here…..https://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/harrogate/

That’s  it for now,

 

Thanks for reading

Ami

xxx

Busy Getting Ready For The Festival of Quilts

Hi everyone,

I’m busy preparing for my workshops for the Festival of Quilts at Birmingham’s NEC in August. There’s still time to get tickets Here

The workshop will be about Botanical stitching using vintage fabrics and trimmings …..

I’ve been busy organising Swadlincote Art Trail but event time is finally here….if your near by make sure you come and visit…

But I have been working on a few bits in between.

Free Motion and raw edge appliqué……kit coming soon……

And thread paintings which have just gone off to be framed ……

Ive also had a trip over to Birmingham to visit the Sewing Quarter.  Watch this space ……

And a lovely surprise from Madeira Threads, a big box of threads. I always use Madeira threads in all of work, the quality and colour ranges are the best, so a big thank you.

Anyway that’s it for now. Thanks for reading

 

 

Ami

Xxx

Grabbing 5 Minutes Whilst Poppy is Sleeping!

Hi everyone,

I’m taking advantage of Poppy sleeping as she likes to type 😂🙄

Its been a busy time here as usual with lots going on.

Workshops over the last couple of weeks have included beginners sewing, Free Motion Embroidery and Vintage Botanical Fabric Journals…….

All of my workshops dates and craft groups info are available Here

 

My new kits have gone on sale. They contain everything you need to need the trinket box. Here….

I’ve been really busy in my new sewing room at home. It’s taking some getting used to having a space to sew however it’s getting in a creative mess already.

I finished my entry to the Uttoexter Quilt Show. The themed category is Myths and Fantasies and mine is named Excalibur …..

I’ve also finished my fabric, stitched collage called Northern Lights…..

And I’ve made a start on the quilt entry for the Festival of Quilts in August…… only made a start though…..

In between all of that I’ve dropped of a few bits of work to Banks Mills Studios Enterprise Centre for their new exhibition…..

And I’ve updated my exhibition dates on my website ……http://Www.amijamestextileart.com

  • I’ve got a fab competition running over on my Facebook page. I’ve got 5 tickets to give away for entry to the Knitting and Stitching Spring Show Competition

 

 

thanks for reading a very rushed blog post …….

Ami

xxx

No Stitching Time For Me :( !

Hi everyone,

Its been non stop since I got back from my holiday, hence the lack of blogging.

Two days after I arrived home it I was straight off to Gotham for the Quilters Guild Regional Day. An amazing day filled full of quilting, demonstrations, talks and shopping……… I came away with lots of goodies.

I also become an Area Representative for Region 10. I really excited to part of the guild and it’s an honour to be a representative for them.

Following that I’ve set up a new quilting group in Swadlincote. The Making Memories quilting group will run on the first Monday of every month…..

Shortly after that I joined Sue from Stitchery Stories in a lovely interview which is all about what I’m up to, confidence issues and what the future holds. My podcast will be available from the 4th October and I’ll post the link as soon as I can.

The weekend after I took part in Melbourne Festival. A weekend with artists from all over the country. I met lots of inspirational people and artists. The hosts house was absolutely stunning….

I was joined in the Sewing Studio this week by lovely ladies wanting to master the art of free motion stitching. I’m extremely proud of this workshop and the popularity.

I’ve managed to grab a little bit of time to start updating my Etsy shop….. and I mean a little bit of time as there’s still not a great deal on there but my shop is ……….Textile and Yarn

but here’s a little look what’s available

So after all of that I’ve had no time to sit down and get creative…..I’m feeling that needs to change quickly. This is a far as I’ve got …….. I didn’t even thread my machine but at least it’s ready to go ……

Thanks for reading me waffling on, I really appreciate everyone’s support.

 

Ami

xxx