Thursday, 14 February 2013
What's happened and what's coming up!
So it's been a year since I got in touch with Wendy Hope-Falkner of One Off Designs One Off Needle Work and asked her advice about getting my tapestry designs printed on to canvas to make kits. Wendy gave me great advice and I now have quite a few kits for sale.
I have sold my kits at Spitalfields Market through Designer Makers www.designersmakers.com and We Make London www.wemakelondon.blogspot.co.uk, in Brighton at Craftaganza brightoncraftaganza.wordpress.com and am even in the process of getting my page up on Craft Central craftcentral.org. So it's been a bit of a year!!!
On 1st March a large stitched piece by me (100cm by 70cm) will be on display in Brighton Library as part of 13 Women exhibition iloveartuk.com/shows/13-women-2013. This is an international exhibition and I am very excited that stitch is part of the show alongside painting, printing and sculpture. If you are down Brighton way please go in and take a look it's always good to have expert opinion! As with all of my bespoke stitching the piece will available as a print, the difference this makes to the stitch is interesting as you can see from the picture above which shows my Charley kit as a printed cushion.
Next on my list is to take a pop-up stand at Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia II on 15th and 16th March. Knitting and Stitching Show this is a new show and so they have introduced pop-up stands to encourage new designers and smaller concerns to get involved. To say I am a bit scared is an understatement but it will be great for me to meet loads of stitchers and get to know what people really want to stitch. I will be introducing the start of my new range called "Use your Stash" where patterns will take only 10m of any one colour so there's no excuse for left over wool to remain tangled in your work box! I will also be selling tapestry printed homewares so that tapestry needlepoint can begin to invade every room in your house!
So from one small email to a very kind woman to all of this, it's a bit silly isn't it!