Friday, September 16, 2011

Knitting and Stitching Show

Alexandra Palace Thursday 6 - Sunday 9 October 2011.

I will be teaching felt sketchbooks and felt bangles workshops at the Knitting and Stitching Show this year and will also be helping out on the International Feltmakers stand in the Resource Centre, demonstrating and generally sharing my love of feltmaking.

Workshops can be booked through, go to the Learning Curve section.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Concepts and Meanings

I'm pleased to have a piece accepted in the Eastern Region Textile Forum's next exhibition, Concepts and Meanings (see below).  The piece is called First Things and I am looking forward to seeing this, and all the other work submitted by ERTF members, displayed in the the beautiful location of Dragon Hall, Norwich.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Workshops for the Autumn Term

Following on from lots of summer projects I am now preparing for all the new workshops and projects for the Autumn term.  

New projects will be starting at Corner 9 Arts Project where I will be running feltmaking and silk painting classes on Friday mornings 10 am - 12 pm starting 16 September. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fun with Silk

May has been busy with workshops and it has been great fun to experiment with silk again.  Adult and family workshops focused on natural dyeing techniques and beautiful silk scarves were produced. In the after school art club we explored silk paper making adding vibrant colour with silk paints, a messy class but great fun.  Lastly,  shibori techniques were used to dye silk scarves using steam fix silk dyes in the Fabric Fun adult workshop.  The Fabric Fun project at Corner 9 Arts Project has now been completed and it has been wonderful to be part of this project and introduce others to a variety of textile crafts.
Pole wrapped scarf from the shibori workshop

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Perfect Weather

Last weekend was very busy with Easter art events.  Firstly, on Saturday 9 April we held an exhibition at Corner 9 Art Space, North Kensington, London of the work created by adults and children during the three month Fabric Fun Project.  We had a perfect sunny afternoon and were able to offer the family craft workshop outside in the sunshine.  We were pleased with the attendance and the local residents showed interest in the project.

On Sunday 10 April, I joined the Friends of Normand Park, Fulham, in their Easter event with a community felting project.  Together with local residents we made a large felt collage using pre-felts to create a spring design with colourful birds, butterflies and bees on a sky blue background.  For an outdoor project we could not have asked for better weather.  In the sunny April afternoon all worked hard to complete the felt and install it on one of the park trees, felting it on the tree until it fitted snuggly. We were very pleased with the result and the installation has managed to stay on the tree for a whole week, making an eye catching addition to the park.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Normand Park Community Felt Project

I am busy preparing for a community felting project taking place as part of Normand Park's Easter event in Fulham.  The event is on Sunday 10 April and more information is available from the Friends of Normand Park

The event last year was great fun and we are hoping to replicate the decoration of a park tree with a nature inspired felt design.  Hoping for good weather on the day.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Busy Start

2011 has started out full of new projects and workshops, a busy time.  As spring approaches I am working towards Easter community arts projects while continuing to teach in the Fabric Fun sessions at Corner 9 Arts Project and in an after school art club at a local school.  It is wonderful to be able introduce new people to the fun of textile arts.

The exhibition of work produced during the Fabric Fun project will take place on 9 April 2011 at Corner 9 Arts Project from 3.00pm. More information available from Corner 9.