New Studio !!!!

 

The reason I haven’t posted a blog entry recently is that I’ve been very very busy !

I have new premises in which to work and to run my courses in Halifax. Kev and I are sharing a huge unit in a mill which has been converted into artists studios. Over the past couple of weeks I have been moving all my textile and art materials there – how did I fit so much stuff into my little house ?! Thankfully I have had help from a few friends …..

 

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…. although I’m not sure this is classed as ‘helping ‘!

So, from now on I will be running my workshops from here, really looking forward to getting started !

Meanwhile, I had a session at home with a regular group of very giddy girls ….

 

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Max started a piece of hand-embroidery inspired by Angie Lewin’s prints. She sent me a picture of the finished piece the following week …..

 

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….. Stunning, or what ?!!

Lily set me a bit of a challenge as she wanted to complete her science homework using textiles. She had to create a model of a neuron, it’s no wonder I get headaches is it ?! Anyway, we managed it, and I was really impressed with what she did – hope the science teacher realised how much effort had gone into it !

 

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Jackie, on the other hand, brought a selection of pieces of work she has done since she has been coming to my courses, some she’s done on her own, and some here …..

 

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Over at The Fabbadashery we have a good day working on my Shisha work Indian Elephant Workshop.

We had a full house (Chrissy has scheduled a repeat of this course on Sat 4th June, contact the shop if you would like to book on this ). The project incorporated hand-embroidery with the application of Shisha glass, or mirrorwork.

 

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I’m looking forward to seeing these completed !

I have spent the past few weeks working on a piece relating to Charlotte Bronte. It is for an exhibition to be held at Bankfield Museum in Halifax between 16th April and 11th June 2016, and then at the Birmingham International Festival of Quilts in August. The title of the exhibition is ‘Splendid Shreds of Silk and Satin’ and is to celebrate the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth. I won’t put a picture of it up yet until the launch.

Finally, a bit of embroidery eye-candy for you ! Some beautiful canvaswork worked by my friend H ….

 

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… she really is the best needlewoman on the planet !

And some lovely goldwork in the form of a military badge Myra brought to show me, I just love it …

 

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