Monday, 9 June 2014

Geometrically yours!

Tina Francis Tapestry copyright

So it's been a while, I have been settling in to life here in Birmingham and have been loving every minute.  There is a lot going on here which can easily distract a tapestry stitcher!

It's all been a little geometric for me lately, some of my work will be included in the latest edition of Geometrics - A book of contemporary British Textiles produced by The Slow Textiles Group.  There is an exhibition that runs from 28th June to 19th July showcasing some of the best geometrics around and I will be there on 27th with examples of my work and kits for sale.  The above stitchwork will be available as kit alongside other geometric work in the pop-up shop.

Living in a large city has also been having more and more influence on my work and this is the latest kit I am working on - it is a real stash buster and does not need a huge stash to complete it.  People familiar with Birmingham will know where I got the inspiration for this one!  Check here

Tina Francis Tapestry copyright

This kit will be launched at The Handmade Fair in September with the pattern being available by the end of this week!

Living in the Jewellery Quarter means I discover more and more every day there are so many little streets and alley ways, it was on a little jaunt that I discovered The Pen Museum.  During the Museums Night event Transient-Art exhibited there and it was a great success bringing many people to the Museum that may not have visited before.  The Pen Museum are having their first Summer Fair on 27th July and I have designed a small pen related tapestry kit which will be for sale at the vent with all profits going to the Pen Museum.  It will be a great event so maybe I will see you there!
Tina Francis Tapestry copyright

Finally I have been featured in Craft Focus this month, you can find me on the back page going on as usual about all things stitch! The people at Craft Focus have really helped me with my move to selling to retail so thanks gang!

Until next time, happy stitching!

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