Progress through process

New work is my focus, I’m applying for several, larger shows so I’ll need work to display (& sell!) I’ll let you know which shows if I get accepte! I would like to make larger pieces but these are obviously time consuming, and more difficult to transport. So, I’ve decided to focus on 40×40 landscapesContinue reading “Progress through process”

Connections at Gallery 45

Gallery 45 is a gorgeous venue in Felton, Northumberland. From Saturday, the gallery will be holding the latest exhibition of Textile Art made by members of the Fusion Textile Artists Network. The exhibition is called ‘Connections’. The theme has been freely interpreted by the members of the network, so there will be a wide rangeContinue reading “Connections at Gallery 45”

Great North Art Show

Tomorrow is delivery day for the Great North Art Show!! So my bank holiday is being spent adding mirror plates and searching for bubble wrap! I’m taking five pieces to the show – but I think one of them is still in Edinburgh so there may have to be a last minute substitution…. I’m hopingContinue reading “Great North Art Show”

Summer Time and the stitching is…

The stitching is mostly being fitted around the daughters on school holiday 🙂 We all went to the Last Shift Banner picnic on Saturday afternoon. It was great to see the school banner on display with its bigger brothers and sisters from local collieries! The picnic was in full swing when we got there, withContinue reading “Summer Time and the stitching is…”

The Last Shift – all done!

I have so enjoyed  this project, meeting and working with the children at the Primary School and using their designs to complete the banner. So now you can see how it has all fitted together, I’ll have to add a picture of the reverse but this is the front. There was a lovely ‘Oooh’ fromContinue reading “The Last Shift – all done!”

Fabulous Funfair

I am so excited to be finally paying a visit to the fabulous Carters Steam Fair in June. Given my love of funfairs and vintage style how could i not be drawn to this! I’ll certainly have my sketchbook and camera prepared  as I experience rides like these. I’ve already stitched some pieces inspired by funfairs, particularlyContinue reading “Fabulous Funfair”

All at Sea

Surging towards a market next Saturday 28th May  – Newcastle ArtsFest organised by the Lovely Lesley! My ‘transport co-ordinator’ loves it because he gets to drive up to Gray’s Monument in Newcastle city centre! So, I’m busy finishing some new pieces and planning the set up. It’s always lovely to be in the centre ofContinue reading “All at Sea”

My Journey – Unveiled

Today saw the first unveiling of the triptych. It was such a lovely event. As the work was unveiled a very strong ‘Ooh’ echoed around the room. Everyone seemed to be delighted with how the work had developed and it was great to be able to talk with people about their responses to the workContinue reading “My Journey – Unveiled”

My Journey – some final details

Oops more casualties!! Good job I got all those extra needles delivered – I haven’t quite got through them all today but the soil in the garden  section was definitely in need of some fine raking! I said I was going to only let you see small sections now until its all complete – but I thoughtContinue reading “My Journey – some final details”

My Journey – almost there!

It’s been a day of stitching – eight hours at the machine today – anyone know a good masseuse?? New needles and metallics have arrived! Needle breakages won’t be a problem now! All of the sea is now stitched, I’ve really enjoyed working on it, building ripples and waves into the surface to give aContinue reading “My Journey – almost there!”