GUNBY BLOG - Exhibition Open

Well, after months of making and planning the Collected, Captured, Cast Exhibition is open to visitors at Gunby Hall. I can’t believe it’s nearly two weeks ago that I travelled up to Gunby Hall in Lincolnshire, where Su France, Helen Wilde and I spent the day hanging work and making the gallery ready for visitors. 

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GUNBY BLOG - A New Landscape

I’ve started work on the next piece - one of the main pictures inspired by Gunby Hall that I’ll be showing at the exhibition at the Orchard Gallery there in August. It’s based on the parkland at Gunby and the glorious trees that punctuate the landscape there. It’s taken me quite a few weeks to actually start embroidering this piece as I’ve been feeling more than a bit anxious about tackling it.

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GUNBY BLOG - Some Progress …

I have finally started to turn some of my ideas for the exhibition at Gunby Hall into more tangible glimpses of actual pieces of work this week. The equivalent of ‘Writer’s Block’ has struck me down recently. Being able to think creatively takes a lot of energy and requires you to use parts of your brain that you can’t access when you’re tired and anxious.

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Contemporary Textiles Fair 2019

It’s not long now until this year’s Contemporary Textiles Fair which takes place at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington in just a few weeks’ time (see details below). This will be the second time that I’ve had a stand at this Fair. I’m looking forward to being part of a show again that champions Textile Art in all it’s forms.

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Repost: Christmas Tree Decorations Tutorial

I recently taught some Christmas Tree Decoration Workshops at Windsor Castle, as part of their Festive Weekend. I was amazed at how popular they were and how much people enjoyed taking the time to make their own decorations. I thought it would be nice to share the instructions on my blog so more people can have a go.

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Contemporary Textiles Fair 2018

Soon, it will be time to for me to head into London with a boot-full of stock and props for the Contemporary Textiles Fair. I’m both excited and nervous at the prospect of taking part in this all-textile event. It should be a really good opportunity to meet some fellow-artists and to try out some new designs on some textile-loving customers.

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