This year Jo Beattie’s work has gone LARGE in scale. Once creating small square embroideries, she has turned her focus towards embedded memories, some stemming from childhood – this bear is a key example! I saw this collection exhibited recently and this particular piece is larger than myself (not too hard to achieve at 5ft 2 and 3/4 but still, this is embroidery we are talking about!) The shadows is this setting are beautiful, however I am not sure if I would like to sleep with this one watching over me!
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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.'