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!
Hi Everyone.. I have mixed feelings as I write this entry in my blog …. Unfortunately I have heard from Rozanne Hawksley and she has told me that she has found out that she needs a hip replacement imminently and also that she has to have eye surgery with more follow up treatment . So, she has to withdraw from coming to talk to us in the third of the ‘Tea With’ series of lectures. I am so sorry that she has had to cancel, but eternally grateful to her for letting us know early enough for us to re-arrange the day. I am about to write to her with the good news that someone has stepped into the breach so that she doesn’t feel too bad! We wish her well with the surgeries and for a speedy recovery.
The good news however is that Jae Maries has agreed to come and give the third lecture in the series. Until recently she has been chair of the 62 group and creates the most wonderful large scale works of which I am the proud possessor of one, Bert hangs at the top of my stairs and will eternally be walking away from me through the wall..
This is a quote taken from Jae’s website..
‘Jae Maries’ themes often revolve around figures in an environment. She uses her thumbnail sketches as inspiration which she then develops into life-size wall-hung textile pieces. She works in a variety of media and enjoys the challenge of combining textured stitches surfaces with oil-painted fabric panels. Jae’s current work is developing a daily visual diary. This is a new direction for her and she is curious to see where it leads.’
I am sure that we will all have a lovely afternoon with Jae.. watch this space and I will post the flyer and let you know when the tickets are avilable …but for now, save the date, Sat 13th June at Lower Upham Village Hall… this is on the main road between Fishers Pond and Bishop’s Waltham outside Winchester, opposite the Alma Public House