Chichester art trail is now over, and we are busy trying to get the house back to normal! It certainly was very good for me, meeting new people as well as friends and returning visitors ,answering the usual “how do you do it” and “how long does it take” questions which I totally understand! The diptych based on central Spain will be going to its new home this week,( images follow including a stitch detail) as will quite a few new framed or mounted pieces, small and larger ones. Selling work is just a part of what I do, but it certainly helps and encourages me to make new work. I can’t wait to get the studio sorted ready to start stitching again.
A really busy and successful first weekend on the Art Trail. The photos show some of my work and also from my husband Albert, who is exhibiting life drawing and painting. For those who have seen my earlier posts and exhibitions, I had some great sales, the diptych, Frost on the Downs and the small landscape posted last week amongst others. These trails are a great way to talk to the public and to introduce new techniques to them. so many are unfamiliar with machine embroidery so I did a lot of explaining!
A very busy week after teaching last weekend at Lutterworth in Leicestershire-lovely responsive group from the Embroiderers guild there. It’s full steam ahead for the Art Trail, photos to be posted later but here’s a small embroidery inspired by the winter skies in Lanzarote. I’ve been looking more closely at skies and hope to develop this further in my larger scale works.
A great day on Saturday in London despite the snow, at the AGM of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. Excellent talks included Sumi Perera and Debbie Lyddon who both work broadly within the field of textiles. Sumi makes extraordinary books and installations and Debbie waxes and works into cloth, images follow. You can find links to their websites under the society website link which is on my website page. Seeing work by other artists is so inspiring, makes you want to get on, so off to my studio to start a new piece! Both these images were part of their work made for Everyday Encounters Exhibition that I curated at the Willliam Morris Gallery, London, photography by Paul Tucker