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Rum’s Eg Exhibition

Phew, a very successful Open Studios is finished, and all the bunting is packed away until next year

No time to rest on my laurels though ….. tomorrow I will be setting up my two man show called ‘Stitched – A Point of Departure’  with Hilary Marshall at the Rum’s Eg gallery in Romsey…will post some pics when it’s done. The exhibition opens on Tuesday and is there until the end of October!

Another exhibition is linked to this one called ‘Stitched’ this is Hilary and I together with 23 Graduates of the Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles that I ran at Eastleigh College… the brief was to fill Romsey Abbey with stitch! Partly to celebrate St. Ethelfleeda’s festival, it will be there for the whole of October… exciting times …. I am making a fairly major installation although it is not finished yet I am quite excited about it …. there have been some hiccups along the way … not least of which my friend Andy made some frames before I had finished the panels and yes… you guessed it, they shrank during the dyeing and stitching processes… First lesson of dyeing and stitching is to measure after the work is done!!! Hey Ho ….

Will post a flyer when Rum’s Eg send one to me …. watch this space

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We are Open!!

Open studios started today, the bunting is up and the flags are out

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there was a wedding at the church, with a wonderful carriage

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we had some lovely visitors today with tea coffee and cake with lots of chatter… Lynn Consuelo and I demonstrated lots of work and the weather was fantastic… Can’t promise the weather from now on, but there will be a warm welcome …. do pop in over the next two weeks, we are opposite the church in Owslebury , just follow the signs and the bunting!

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We are Off!!!

first class at the Granary Studio tonight, Lynn will be teaching her Dressmaking Improvers 10 week class..

then, tomorrow, we have the two day Weekend Bonanza weekend… this is a two day course starting with a bit of design, some printmaking and finally some stitching of your pieces …

There is still one place for tomorrow and Saturday …. if you are interested, then please phone 01962 777480… we supply just abut everything, just bring some fabrics and papers, maybe your sewing machine, oh and lunch… do visit http://www.granarystudio.com

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Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch, ICHF Show at the NEC

With all the activity getting the Granary Studio up and running I havent had time to report back on the great Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Show which is presented by ICHF ( International Craft and Hobbies Fair) every year on the third weekend in March at the NEC in Birmingham. It is held at the same time as the Hobbycrafts Show and the Sewing for Pleasure Show. This makes for a very interesting and interested audience and even in our part of this event there is great variety with college graduate displays, and catwalk shows with the exuberance of the music floating across the show three times each day. The sister show is staged a week later at the Excel in  London.
It is the first show I attend in the year, and the Pic below shows my stand and the visit of the lovely Kevin Mead from Art Van Go at the end of the day when the coaches have left and the show becomes quieter. this is when we get the chance to catch up with old friends. the photo is courtesy of the Gorgeous Kim Thittichai with whom I will be presenting something special at this show next year, watch this space…
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studio opens

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what fun, around 50 visitors came to celebrate the opening of our studio today.. it is an amazing space, made possible with the help of many friends… especially Andy who has worked tirelessly, his ideas have been an inspiration considering he thought he was just building som frames for my new body of work .. seeing the notes scribbled on a scrap of paper at our local pub come to fruition has been wonderful. a very happy day with lots of sign-ups… thanks for everyone’s support

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Whoopee! The Granary Studio goes Live

Well, at last, we have a timetable for the classes that will be taught at the Granary Studio. There are probably glitches    in the site but we are working very hard to iron out any wrinkles. We hope you will visit and study with us. See you ???????????????????????????????soon!  Please go over to www.granarystudio.com to see what we are offering.