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Ok, so its officially autumn.
There are a number of different venues, so check out the one you want to attend (dates are scheduled for this month and next)
I am always at Harrogate (not that I see much of the show, as I teach 24/7).
Thus in my spare flying seconds from one classroom to another, I have to be really aware of what is on that I don’t want to miss, as my time is so short.
I thought I would take a sneak peak at what is to come… (Please check The Knitting and Stitching show website for up to date news, as not all the artists are exhibiting at all of the shows)
You may have read our new column by Cas Holmes. We are lucky to have her on board, as she has got her own exhibition at the show. It is a collaborative gallery and we cant wait to see her work up close, having enjoyed reading her new book ‘Textile Landscape’. Our review of the book itself will be launched soon here on our website!
I’m personally looking forward to Jenni Dutton’s exhibition. Its quite an emotional one. The size of her pieces cant be described though a screen well enough, thus this will really be a treat to see the work up close.
On a personal note, thought I would share with you the real life and times of what it is to be a “starving designer”….
On my own website I currently showcase my own ranges of printed textiles, available to purchase. Having attended a couple of shows over the summer, I had neglected to replenish my stock levels. Thus, when I suddenly got an order from New Zealand (after doing a little chair dance), I realised the item ordered was the ONLY one I didn’t have in my possession. Thus a panic call to my printers in Edinburgh. Thank goodness I had a lovely patient customer on my hands, who was willing to wait!
So there is a lesson for all of us…if money allows, make sure you are positive about your work and keep all your items in stock 😉
Till dare I say it….cold November 🙁
As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'