Busy teaching my embroidery courses

Its that time of year again and springtime means lots of teaching for me. I have travelled to some beautiful areas around the UK. This year up to North Wales and the Wirral. Also down to Malmesbury, Bideford, Devon, Bridport, Dorset and of course at home at Highfield in Oswestry. A range of courses on various themes but the most popular has been “Dancing in the Breeze” inspired by my embroidery above.

If you want to see a selection of students work from the courses this year I have posted some on my courses page

Wood carvings and more…….

I recently met up with my textile tutor from Shrewsbury Art School, Cameron Scott. He nurtured my love of textiles and set me on the road to Goldsmiths for which I am eternally grateful. I was invited to the Private View of his current exhibition at the Portico Gallery in Manchester. What amazing work, such skill and attention to detail. His exhibition features his collages, quirky insights to his personal world and my favourite, his wood carvings. A picture is worth a 1000 words so please go, look and marvel! The exhibition is on until Aug 31st. There is a good review of the exhibition in the Manchester Evening News

Author of the Month at Make and Craft magazine

I have been invited to be the “Behind the Scenes” Author on www.makeandcraft.com

This is a feature that changes each month and my interview will be live for the month of January 2013.

Take a look, its an interesting website featuring a wide range of artists and craftmen. Make & Craft magazine is an inspiring environment featuring contemporary tutorials and projects using a wide variety of supplies and techniques, as well as, reviving traditional crafts worth cherishing

Oswestry Library Show

Putting the finishing touches to the display case

Busy afternoon putting a collection of my work on display in Oswestry Library. I have lower priced pieces here aimed unashamedly at the Christmas market !
Sharing the space with me is Myk Briggs with his amazing photographs of sunsets. I hope you can get along to take a look. The work will be there until November 31st ( The Library is closed on Thursday and Sunday )

Wrekin Embroiderers Guild

I have just been to the Wrekin Embroiderers Guild to give a slide talk on the development of my work, 30 Years of Machine Embroidery and a one day workshop – Flowers and Foliage
Thanks to everyone for a great welcome and your enthusiasm on the day course
If you want to see the results look here

My trip to Australia

I am planning a trip to Australia in November 2013. I have been invited to exhibit at Australia’s premier arts and crafts event, the Tasmanian Craft Fair, Deloraine, Tasmania as the feature International Artist

Tasmainian Craft Fair

I am also planning to teach a range of courses during November,
in a variety of locations

I have 3 definite locations where I will be teaching, Adelaide, Deloraine,Tasmania and Brisbane. I will post more details as they are confirmed but meanwhile…..

more info here

This is my first trip to Australia
and I am looking forward to the experience