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new program of classes at the granary studio

the new program of classes for 2019/2020 and a couple in 2021 is almost ready, just waiting for one of the three new tutors to give me title and dates and the newsletter will go out to my granary studio mailing list ….the website is updated if you want a peek

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knit and stitch shows

Just closed a successful knit and stitch show at ally pally.. I was part of two group exhibitions, ‘Colour Notes’ with Studio21 and ‘Missing Elements’ with Room6, these exhibitions both now move on to Dublin 8-11 November and then onto Harrogate on 22-25 November… I will be stewarding at both these shows … with Studio21 in Dublin and Room6 in Harrogate, so please do pop by and say hello

I have several exciting projects in the pipeline … so watch this space !

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Hampshire Open Studios

Just back from a fantastic Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham, nearly unpacked, and now getting ready for Hampshire Open Studios… I will be opening the doors of the Granary Studio with Room6, with whom I will be exhibiting at the knit and stitch shows this Autumn.

In the book we are on the last page of the Winchester studios, no. 118. Do please pop in and see us, we are open from 10-5 on Sat/Sun/Mon 8/19/20 August , and then again Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun 23-27 August, closing on Bank Holiday Monday at 5pm

There is plenty of tea, coffee, and cake and a friendly table to sit round, and of course lots of lovely things to buy! Different members of the group will be there to chat to, and I will be there all the time

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space with Caroline

a space has become available on an eco prnting masterclass this weekend, sat and sun, 22&23 June… details elsehere on this site , click on caroline in the classes section ….it is a great two days, runs from 10-4, bring your lunch.. let me know if you  are interested, on granarystudio@ hotmail.com … in haste xx

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next exhibition… and owslebury fete

well, the pre degree foundation exhibition has come down at college, all marked ….phew…..

now the other exhibitions are in the process of going upnear both invite hnc

the new part time HNC has its end of first year interim show … their graduate show will be next year .. also our level 2 and 3 full time diplomas will be exhibiting .. hope you will be able to pop in and see all their wonderful work .. opening event is next thursday 5-7 in the evening…

meanwhile….. it is Owslebury Fete this fternoon .. from 2 until 4 .. please come and support us if you are in the area …. all traditional fete, i will be on the bottle stall tombola, you can splat the rat and drink beer and pimms, and eat a cream tea ….and much more ….

my piece called Communion which was in Romsey Abbey last Autumn is in the church so you can call in there if one of the local showers hits us!

Speak soon!   xx

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Almost Ready to go

The ICHF show Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch will be open on Thursday until Sunday, 17-20 March, to find out more please visit

http://www.fashionembroidery.co.uk

It is a fabulous show in Hall 12 of the NEC. All the usual suspects will be there including ArtVanGo and Oliver Twists… My favourite clothes stand with the gorgeous UWE always able to sell me something new to wear.. lots of exhibitions, lots of shops so bring your money and cards!

All the stitching is finished, just got the leaflets and statements to update and print, battens to cut and drill …. clothes are washed , packing started

Here are a few images to whet your appetite… can’t show the whole pieces because they wouldn’t be new to the exhibitions I have this year.

The first pic is of a group of five titled ‘Not Invisible’, it is said that when we get grey haired and over 60 we become invisible ….. not in my world we don’t! These will be shown as part of the Room6  exhibition titled ‘6 Shades of Grey’ so please do pop in and say hello to whoever is stewarding that day

The second pic shows a group of five again this time titled ‘Men at Work’ and the third pic is titled ‘The Building of New York’ and is drawn from the iconic photograph of workmen sitting on a  girder high up above the New York skyline. this one is a monster, over 10feet wide. These pieces will be shown in the People and Places gallery, where Kim Thittichai and I will be showing our new work and demonstrating too. Please pop by and say hello

hope to see you there

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ICHF show is coming up

Time is flying past, the ICHF show is only a month away now … 17th-20th March at the NEC, Birmingham…

working flat out for two exhibitions … a two man show with the wonderful Kim Thittichai and a group show with the equally wonderful Room6!

thought I would give you a small taster of what is happening in the studio at the moment to whet your appetite for this event

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lots of fabric being created

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and lots of images being created …. ready to put it all together and start stitching!

 

 

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Happy Christmas!

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Happy Christmas everyone… this is my Christmas card this year, with the words:

Communion is a vision of a world where all nations and cultures will stand together, no hatred simply because of colour, religion or culture, but an understanding and tolerance of their differences.

and here is a pic from my weekend on the Art Van Go Artist in Action in Harrogate this year, courtesy of Christine Seager from  SAQA

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let’s hope the New Year 2016 is Happy and Healthy for you all, I will be busy in the studio for my upcoming exhibitions the minute the turkey is finished!

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Sorry to Cancel

Sorry to say that we have had to cancel the event on Saturday 13th June

The afternoon tea with…. Jae Maries ….. I am afraid that we did not sell enough tickets, and, although I have been over-run with requests for tickets in the last few days . it has come too late …

so, there won’t be a ‘tea with…’ event this year… but watch this space because the team are working on another for next year, but this time a bit earlier in the year when there is not so much going on and not so many people are away..

If you want to meet the team, we will be at The Granary for Hampshire Open Studios from 22nd August,.. the poster for this will be up here shortly

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new work

i have several exhibitions to work towards this year, so , i am going to try to relate my process here as i struggle to complete an estimated 50 pieces of work this year… got to be really disciplined! ….there won’t be many pics because if I show the pieces here i wont be able to enter them for the exhibitions!

i have a two man show in Rum’s Eg a gallery in Romsey for the whole of September and October with Hilary Marshall….

and am part of a huge exhibition in Romsey Abbey for the whole of October! my Graduates, Hilary, and I are aiming to fill the abbey! will give details of dates etc when the leaflets are printed… but .. what am I going to do????

Well, i have decided to create a free standing installation possibly for or around St Nicholas’s chapel in the Abbey …the work for Rum’s Eg will grow from the sketchbook i am creating for the imagery…
have worked out the structures and my lovely friend Andy from the village has built me a prototype frame for me to start on the textiles side of things, then he will make up the rest of the structures for me … what a star!

I am really excited about this new body of work… going to use Leslie Morgan’s studio at the end os January where I will have several benches and hope to print all 40 panels destined for the Abbey

Busy drawing and painting into a sketchbook to focus my thoughts ,.. this is my process ….
work gets in the way of course and the sorting of the Granary Studio ready to start some workshops from easter onwards… i definitely need two more life times!

Check back, i will report on my progress!