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Busy August

Wow! … Festival of Quilts was amazing this year, it seems to have been totally refreshed somehow … we were so busy on our two stands, Susan Chapman Stitched Textiles and Granary Studio Students, that I didnt get a chance to take any photos … sorry … suffice to say, I handed out over 600 leaflets and signed up a further hundred people to our mailing lists for information about the classes I teach and organise at the Granary Studio… so now I am busy typing them into the system!

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I am thrilled that I got a judges choice award for my quilt ‘The Building of New York’

Details of the latest programme of classes to be held here at the Granary Studio can be found on the website at www.granarystudio.com

Now back from the NEC, we are headlong into Hampshire Open Studios… Room 6 are presenting the Seven Deadly Sins and much more at the Granary, we have had loads of visitors already, again I have had no time to take many photos .. just the one of the seven deadly sins

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We are having a couple of days off today and tomorrow but will re-open on Thursday right through until Monday afternoon.. tea and coffee will be drunk and lovely homemade cake will be consumed.. hope to see you all at the Granary sometime over the weekend, there will be members of Room 6 here to greet you and show you what we do …

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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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Classes coming up in May

I have just put the details of classes in May at the Granary Studio that still have spaces.

Please visit www.granarystudio.com to find out more

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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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Students enrolling at the Granary Studio

At the Granary Studio, we have our first class filled and several with only one space left so we are off to a good start. Do please visit www.granarystudio.com to see the courses we have on offer at our newly created Granary Studio 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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Sink’s arrived!

Thanks to everyone who messaged me with suggestions for acquiring a sink for the granary studio, with not too much expenditure ….

pleased to say that my wonderful, very deep sink and shelf arrived this morning… wow…. just the brand new floor to be painted and then the sink will be in … whoopee …. it is all looking wonderful….

if you want to see what we have been working on for the last month, please visit http://www.granarystudio.com for details of our grand opening and our timetable of courses that we are offering

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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.