Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Queens Theatre Art Shop


We recently noticed that the Queens theatre now have their shop up and running. It started with the donations from the Silent Auction. So any work sold goes towards supporting the theatre. They are always looking for new donations so if you are feeling generous go ahead and donate some of your work.

Here's what's there so far, with some of our pieces....
Queens Theatre art shop

There's some great work (I guess I would say that!) and great bargains to be had.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

City & Guilds Hand Embroidery Course


This is my latest course, City & Guilds Hand Embroidery, that I will be teaching which starts on the 10th October.
For any questions or queries please get in touch and i'll be happy to fill you in.


E17 Designers in Selvedge

E17 Designers as featured in the Selvedge newsletter:

Monday, 14 September 2009

CLaSS at the E17 Art Trail photos.....

Hello, I just wanted to share the photos with you all from the E17 Art Trail. It was a really successful day, the sun shone, the crowds were rolling and a good time was had by all. A big thanks to everyone who took part. This is now the second year that I've been involved and it keeps getting bigger and better every year. I'm really looking forward to see what talents next year brings.

I was only meant to teach 2 sessions but as the crowds turned up showing lots of interest and enthusiasm it turned out to be a non-stop creative workshop. Sharing the space with the weavers made for a great creative atmosphere. Although I was exhausted by the end of the day, teaching outside in the sun in the grounds of the college reminded me of my summer workshops in France. Even the photos look like they could be from France.

I'm sorry for missing out lots of the work on show, I was so hectic with the workshops! But i'm hoping to get copies from the photographer on the day, as soon as I do i'll post them up.

Here are 2 students from the silver jewelery class who were selling their work and still managed to take part in my class. In the picture they're just sewing the finishing touches to their pieces that they made in my workshop.

It was great to see such varied work from all of my students. They are just beginning to set up their own businesses selling their creative textile pieces, better pictures of their work is coming soon. If you are interested in any of the work please contact me and i'll pass on details.

It was a nice surprise to see a past student selling her work. She had attended one of my past printing classes, that Kirsten and I taught together, and had created this great collection of work. Again these are all for sale.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

CLaSS at the E17 Art Trail 2009

As part of the E17 Art Trail this year CLaSS (Community Learning and Skills Service) will be celebrating the creative achievements of learners and staff with an exciting Art and Craft exhibition at Chestnuts House, 398 Hoe Street, E17 9AA on Saturday the 12th of September between 10am and 4pm.

As well as drawings, paintings, pottery, textiles, sculptures, jewellery and photography work being available for purchase there will be a chance to take part in a variety of inspiring free art workshops.

Come and meet me at chestnuts house. I will be there all day with work to sell and shall be offering free classes using transfer paint and hand sewing. This is a great little taster for anyone interested in creative textiles. If it’s a good day we will venture out into the sunshine and will be sewing out in the grounds all day.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Our case at the William Morris Gallery......

Here is our latest showcase at the William Morris Gallery. We have a prized position with a case taking centre stage as soon as you enter the gallery - we couldnt have picked a better position!

Hope you like the work - I'm really proud of the outcome and am looking forward to working into them further.

This is just the beginning and over the coming year we'll be working into them as our continued experiences in the gallery deepen. So watch this space for working progress.....

With the man himself in the background.....

Close up of the works, though it looks better in real life as I didnt use flash photography in the museum.

If you can, try to see some of the other work on the trail, you can download a guide by clicking here. The Inky Cuttlefish studios is a great one to go along to with a big variety of work. We met Nick Morley who has some amazing and quirky work and also had a nosey at Carl Harris' studio, who does his amazing signature Catboy images.

Friday, 4 September 2009

E17 Art Trail 2009....

This year we're exhibiting at the William Morris Gallery as part of the E17 Art Trail. If you're in the area pop along as its a great museum and gallery. I love the pre-raphelites so I always enjoy a quick visit. Whilst you're there pick up a guide and visit some of the other great offerings on the trail.
I also just wanted to say thanks to the gallery for giving us a great space and giving us the opportunity to display, they are a very lovely and friendly bunch down there!

Here's a sneaky preview - photos of our work to follow (when we get the chance to take them!)

E17 Designers at the Art Trail 2009

The E17 Designers are going to be at home at the Grove Cafe this year as part of the Art Trail. We're taking a break from this one but pop along as there is always lots of nice things to buy.