Friday, 22 March 2013

A week to reflect!!

Well this has been a bit of a week for me all in all.  The Knitting and Stitching show went really well, it was great to meet many like minded people and talk about stitch.  I had a great if tiring time, I was so lucky because my stand was opposite two people whose work I have admired for many years the lovely Gilda Baron and the equally beautiful Eliza McClelland.  Both of these women were so helpful to me and gave me loads of advice and happy smiles when I felt a bit overwhelmed by the amount of people that came to the show.
            An example of Elizas work

            An example of Gildas work

                 My pop-up stand!!!!!

After being at Olympia for the Friday and Saturday, Sunday morning saw me taking down my large stitched piece from the 13 Women show in Brighton, it's great to have this piece back safe and sound.
This piece (A Woman's Weave) will form the basis for my solo show Resonance which will be on display at JAG Gallery, Brighton during May for National Craft and Design Month.

I am very excited to be exhibiting at Craft Central from 15th May as part of Made in Clerkenwell, I will have some new kit designs and will also have extended my "Use your Stash" range.

Finally (!) I have been accepted to exhibit at Fusion a weekend event at West Dean College in Chichester in June, this place is the home of Tapestry and so it will be great for me to display my work there and also sell some kits!

Quite a couple of weeks!  Off to update my website now!!!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Spring Knitting and Stitching Show - here I come!

So here I am getting ready for The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia.  It's really exciting for me as I did not think I would be doing a show like this for another year or so but the opportunity to have a pop up stand for two days was too good to miss.
I will be there on 15th and 16th March on Stand E14, alongside my  tapestry kits I will be launching a new range of pattern charts that use only 10 metres of each wool colour.  They are simple designs and include the design that I use to create my bespoke stitching.  The range is called Use Your Stash and I hope it really encourages people to use up the odd wool they have hanging around. I hope to add printed designs to the range later in the year, I'm working on them after Olympia.
So if you are coming to Olympia please pop by and say hello, it will be great to meet you and talk about tapestry needlepoint until the cows come home!