The woven tapestry above, Paddock View, was one of my most popular cards and prints at recent shows. The original has been sold. Prints, cards and other works for sale can be viewed on my website.
Many thanks to all who visited me at Lewes Artwave Festival, this weekend with Lewes Creatives and also at The Stitching Post in Isfield throughout the festival. It's always lovely to meet you and share my work!
I have quite a lot coming up this Autumn - more than I could mention in the last newsletter. So for those of you who read the last one, apologies for sending another one so soon but there are some new things added. Please read on for my up-coming events.
There's still time to sign up for Autumn Workshops:
Last few places on the Shoreham Houseboat Retreat, next Saturday 24th September. Please book soon!
Also Online Mini Trees and Landscapes workshop, Shell and Stone Weaving workshops and Learn to Weave, in Sussex and a weekend Short Course at West Dean College.
I have a few dates available for anyone wishing to book a Christmas-themed workshop for you or your group too.
For those of you who live further afield, It's the last week of Tapestry Touring International's show, "The Natural World" at Much Wenlock in Shropshire. The exhibition then moves on to Kirkleatham Museum, in Redcar.
"Looking to the Light" Exhibition at Bristol Glenside Museum is now extended to the 29th January.
Meanwhile in Sussex: Lewes Creatives will be having a POP UP SHOP, in Lewes High St, this Autumn. I am also showing work at Gallery Uno, Seaford and Lancing Craft and Design Fair.
More details about all these below. Do get in touch if I can help you further.
Workshop Dates for the Autumn
The Stitching Post in Isfield provides a relaxing, rural location. We will draw inspiration from the surrounding countryside, as well as shells and stones for weaving on, choosing colours and textures of warp and weft to compliment the objects. Parking available and Bus route 29.
Beach Weaving, Shoreham Houseboat Retreat 24th September
The Shoreham Houseboat Retreat is a totally unique experience. Combined with Kate's needle-felting workshop. A perfect day retreat. A light and spacious location, on the river, with parking close-by and 10 minutes walk from the train station.
Shell and Stone Weaving 15th October
Isfield, Book Here
Both workshops are suitable for those who are new to weaving and those who have done some before. All materials will be provided, including an array of natural yarns. You may bring your own beach/ nature finds if you wish.
Learn to Weave 1st October
A one-day workshop covering the basics of tapestry weaving, warping up a small wooden frame, plain weaving and shapes. Select from a range of coloured wools to weave a little piece to take home. Suitable for complete beginners and those who'd like to revise the basics.
Sew'N'Beads, Balcombe, West Sussex
Exploring Landscapes: Open Weave Techniques
11th - 13th November, West Dean College, West Sussex. Book Here
Learn a light and airy version of tapestry weaving that is freer and quicker to weave, inspired by the work of pioneering weavers, Tadek Beutlick and Leonre Tawney. Your weaving may take inspiration from any source, from the beautiful landscapes of West Dean to your own imagination.
Trees and Landscapes Mini-Weaving Workshop
Online with Bristol Folk House
Saturday 8th October, 10.30 - 12.30
Come and create your own textural mini-weaving, ready to hang on the wall.
Enjoy a relaxing morning, creating your own woven piece, with full guidance and instructions. A kit containing all the materials will be sent to you, including a ready-warped frame, yarns, shuttle and needle. Learn textural effects such as knotting and soumak technique. Be as creative as you like with your own design or follow a suggested tree shape.
Places limited to 6 people, advance booking recommended - booking closes 7 days before the workshop to allow time for the kit to arrive.
I am also running a more in-depth Tree Weaving short course over a weekend, at West Dean College, West Sussex in November. Details Here
Can't make the date or want to learn in-person?
The Natural World
I'm showing my 3-D tapestry, "Kelp Forest" in Tapestry Touring International's show, "The Natural World" at The Guild Hall, Much Wenlock in Shropshire. The exhibition then moves on to Kirkleatham Museum, in Redcar in March 2023.
Gallery Uno, 14 High Street, Seaford, East Sussex
Uno Nine: 29th September - 25th October
Featuring my original woven artworks, cards, small handwoven decorations, brooches and prints, as part of a group show featuring 20 local makers. Open most days, 10am-4pm
The Craft and Design Show, Lancing College, West Sussex
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd October, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Join me in the beautiful College setting, exhibiting with lots of other talented makers. Refreshments available. Details Here
Looking to the Light Exhibition - now extended to 29th January, 2023
an exhibition created by ten artists on residency at Glenside Hospital
Museum in Bristol, exploring the history of mental health care. I have two weavings in the exhibition, including my "Malarial Therapy" mosquito, installed in a mock-up side ward - with sound effects! (shown above).
The exhibition is open Wednesdays 10am – 1pm and all day
Saturdays 10am – 4pm.
For further information please see www.glensidemuseum.org.uk
Featuring work from nine Lewes Creatives Makers, I'll be showing a selection of new works in a preview for Christmas