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Hold on to your hats!

Hold on to your hats! the autumn term is about to start …. this year it is full on until Christmas …We have 110.. 17/18 year old students starting on Monday … I am going to try and teach them all about textiles! …. a whistle stop tour in 15 hours a week, 8 groups so 8 weeks of this… the lovely new textiles tutor cant start until nearly half term so I will have 5 weeks at least of the 8 …. phew … wish me luck! .. then a week later our lively adult courses start ….’Building an Art, Media, and Design portfolio’ which I am running this year, and the second year of the HNC for which I am one of the primary tutors …what happened to cutting my college commitment to one day a week!!! Sadly there are not enough enrolments to run the city and guilds this year, in patchwork or creative sketchbooks, maybe next year

The Granary Studio classes continue apace, for more information on the classes offered please visit my other website …. www.granarystudio.com

Finally I have an upcoming solo show in Maastricht at the ‘Open European Patchwork Championships’, from 19-23 October,  I have a collection of 26 quilts (if I get the last three finished!) going there and I am judging the competition too, exciting times….currently I am trying to decide where I cross the channel, I am driving,  because I want to avoid Calais at all costs..

Hope some of you will be at the show, if so, please come and say hello … I will probably be pleased to hear a British voice! My language skills are fairly limited although I am better when I am in the country.

Just to add a little more excitement to the term, we are moving to a brand new Art School after half term and before Christmas! it is still wrapped in plastic and scaffolding so  I wonder if it will be ready in time!!!

Speak soon x

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Festival of quilts

ok, van has been borrowed, workshop stuff packed, stand stuff packed, the three dimensional pieces of work are loaded, now ironing clothes and packing ….off to the festival of quilts early tomorrow …

i am teaching a masterclass all day wednesday, called ‘stitching from life’, students will be free machining all day, direct from primary source, no drawing on fabric ….straight to stitch, observational drawings n stitch … magic …. a few exercises in the morning and a model in the afternoon (clothed), should be fun ….

then … show opens on thursday and i will be on stand QIA 24… do come and visit me, i will be next to lynn onions so we can look after each others stands when we are not there, one of us will always be there….

I will also be demonstrating on artvango’s artist in action stand, showing the process of taking the sketchbook work into stitch… not sure when at the mo but probably on friday…pop in and see me there too!

show is on until 5pm sunday …. worth a visit… see you there!

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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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Pre Degree Foundation opening event

The young students at Eastleigh College studying on the pre=degree Foundation are opening their show tomorrow evening thursday 16th June 18.00-20.00… it is open for a week .. do come and see these talented kids work …they are all going off to amazing courses, 100% first choices… hope to see you thereElsewhere invite kids show.jpg

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Award Winning Studio21

 

 

These are my pieces from the exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have just received amazing news from the Stroud Internationa Textile Festival. Our exhibition ‘The Sewing Machine Project’ has been awarded the Hartlebury Award for the best exhibitor in the SIT Festival 2016. We are thrilled , and there is a monetary prize too which will be very welcome.

We would love you to come and visit us at the Landsdown Gallery in Stroud .. we are open from 10.00-16.30 every day except Monday and Sundays we are not open until 11.00… the exhibition will be open until Sunday 28th May.

I shall be stewarding on 13th, 14th and 15th, then again on 27th and 28th so please pop in and say hello…

see previous post for more details

 

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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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all ready to go!

all the exhibitions are up now and my boot is full of drinks so we are ready to roll

do pop in tonight 6-8.30…. desborough road, school of visual arts, eastleigh college (also friday all day and sat morning til 1)

Kev from art van go will be there…. past graduates have a book shop with all sorts of previously loved books on sale

and five different exhibitions on display, all adult ed …

see you later x

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Tickets for Tea with … Jae Maries have arrived!


bertTickets have arrived for the afternoon tea and lecture by Jae Maries. This is ‘Bert’ made by Jae and bought by me several years ago when she had an exhibition at the Knitting and Stitching Show. I love him to bits and he has travelled to three different houses with me now. He is for ever walking through the wall at the top of my stairs. Her work has taken a slightly different direction now with some very personal diary related pieces and I am looking forward to seeing it all ‘up close and personal’        Jae is delightful and until recently was chairman of the 62 group. I hope you will support this event which this year is staged by a brand new textile group called Room 6 and are made up from tutors and past graduates who worked in Room 6 at the Cranbury Road annexe of Eastleigh College. this is the first event of several involving this exciting new group of artists.

If you would like tickets for this event, please contact me either at susichap@hotmail.co.uk or by phone at 01962 777480 and I will, on receipt of payment, put the tickets for you to collect at the door unless I see you prior to the event… details of the event as follows

SATURDAY JUNE 13th AT LOWER UPHAM VILLAGE HALL SO32 1HF

DOORS OPEN 13.30, TALK STARTS AT 14.30, TEA STARTS AT 15.30

PRICE £12 TO INCLUDE A GREAT AFTERNOON TEA AND CAKE

RAFFLE, BOOK STALL …. LOTS OF FREE PARKING!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

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Saturday Trip to Ally Pally

College have just increased the size of our coach to Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching Show on Saturday.

SO, we have some extra spaces. It leaves from Cranbury Road at 8.30 am and the plan is to leave Ally Pally at 5pm.

If anyone fancies joining us , it is £29.50 for the coach and an entrance ticket … if we get a few more that maybe a pound or so cheaper.

please phone Eastleigh College and ask for Lorraine Fisher or Kim Miller and they will put  you on the list.

phone number is 02380 9111099

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Matthew Harris

on Sunday 16th March my final year students on the Foundation Degree at Eastleigh College organised and hosted an afternoon tea with Matthew Harris as the invited speaker. it was very successful with over 130 tickets sold. Here area few pics to whet your appetite. This is the second of these events, tea with Alice Kettle being the first last year. There is a move to make this an annual event which I am considering at the moment.