Sunday 28 March 2010

Fabric Art

A new brooch or small picture I made today.
It's made entirely from recycled fabrics an old blanket, wool coat, vintage fabrics and threads.
I am obsessed at turning discarded textiles into, I hope, something beautiful.
Trouble is I'm living amongst piles of fabrics!

Thursday 25 March 2010

Exhibitions & Cotton Reels

I had some exciting new this week, when I found out that one of my embroideries has been selected for the 2010 Open exhibition, at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry
I did enter my larger piece which was not selected but luckily this one above of Abbey Fields, a park near where I live was chosen.

The opening night is on April 1st and the exhibition ends June 13th.

Today I have been at The Sewing For Pleasure Show at the NEC, I had a great time and saw so many people I knew.
Hello to Judy a fellow stitching friend, who has not got a blog yet, but should have one!
If you are going to the show, say hello to Kathy on the Embroiderers Guild magazine stand, who is very kindly displaying my work again.
There was so many inspiring textile works on display, including a display of work from the book, Inspired to Stitch by Diana Springall.
I loved looking at the Oscar winning costumes from the film 'The Duchess' starring Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes.

I have many old wooden cotton reels as I can't bare to throw them away.
I know I'm a bit strange but my life revolves around threads, so I have painted my own landscape on one of them, I think I may need to get some smaller brushes!

Friday 19 March 2010

Spring Trees

I have a few more tree fabric brooches to share with you.
The yellow tree I made for my Mum for Mothers day and the pink blossom one to add to etsy.
I found a lovely vintage fabric for the blossom.

Last week I was contacted by the organizer of a Mediaeval fair, which will celebrate the 800th birthday of Holy Trinity Church ( Shakespeare's church) in Stratford Upon Avon, details you will find here .
I have been asked to demonstrate felting and to sell my embroidery brooches, smaller pictures and cards.

It's not until June 12th, so I will let you know more about it nearer the time.
The event is free and should be a wonderful day out.
Hope you enjoy the weekend.x

Sunday 14 March 2010

Tuesday 9 March 2010

A Cornish Landscape

I spent most of Sunday stitching and completely neglected the house work!
You may remember the sketch I did in Cornwall on holiday near Bude, you can see it HERE.
This view is between Widemouth bay and Bude along the coastal road, on a very blowy day with the sun streaming out between the clouds.
I decided to work on a larger scale again, so this is working progress and there will be a lot more stitching to come.
The Sewing For Pleasure Show is on at the NEC Birmingham see Here, from the 25th to the 28th March.
I will be going on the Thursday and my work will be on display again on the Embroiderers Guild Stitch magazine stand.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the displays and demonstrations and of course the opportunity to purchase more threads!
Bye for now.x

Wednesday 3 March 2010

Floral Trees



Yesterday all sorts of mad things went on in my twitter account.

I had clicked on a link in my direct messages from a trusted flickr friend saying check this blog out it has your work, so I did!

Little did I know that it was a spam email which led you to an empty blog, she had done the same, which activated the link to all her contacts and when I clicked on the link it sent spam email to many of mine!

So please be aware, luckily it was easily fixed by changing a password but what a pain and I'm so sorry if you had all this rubbish spam in your inbox.

I have been making a few floral trees this week, using tiny pieces of fabric, "waste not want not" as they say!