Stitch magazine has published my ‘From Sketch to Stitch article in Issue no 83 June/ July 2013. The article explores the way I work and how my pieces are put together focussing on my work ‘Family with Fish’ 2011. Click here to Buy Stitch magazine More images of the work in progress
I also have an ebook for sale which documents the full making of this piece. Preview or buy the ebook. The ebook is available for iPad and iPhone only at the present time. To hear about my news and events and to be informed when the ebook will be available in other formats please sign up to my monthly newsletter
This piece is also featured in the 62 Group of Textile Artists 2012 ‘Radical Thread’ Book. Edited by Lesley Millar the book was produced to celebrate the group 50th anniversary. Preview or Buy Radical Thread
The Knitting and Stitching Show is nearly upon us and I shall be travelling to London for the first show at Alexandra Palace next week. I am helping to install the 62 Group of Textile Artists’ ‘Package Tour’ exhibition and will also be on our Stand TGJ3 on Thursday afternoon.
My work ‘Some Things never Change’ can be seen in the exhibition. For more information about this work click on the “Some Things Never Change’ link above.
I am looking forward to seeing how fellow members of the group have risen to the challenge of fitting their work within a box of a set size. As I usually present my own work on a stretcher and sometimes frame it I decided to make my work as a hanging and roll it up to make it fit into the box.
It will be great to meet lots of new people at the show and there will be the opportunity to buy the 62 Group book, RADICAL THREAD, on the stand at a special Knitting and Stitching Show promotional price of £15 which is a saving of £4.50 on the recommended retail price. The book which celebrates our 50th Anniversary, is a great read.
What a stimulating day it was yesterday. First my copy of the new 62 Group book RADICALTHREADdropped through the letterbox, closely followed by my copy of SELVEDGE magazine. Nether disappointed me.
Audrey Walker MBE, Alice Kettle, Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn, and Tilleke Schwarz are all in the RADICALTHREADbook which profiles 57 current members of the 62 group, including myself and gives an insight into the innovation and the creativity of the group which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.My piece Family with Fish is featured on page 112.
I spent last night reading it and I can tell you it is a great read. Let me know YOUR thoughts on the book.
SELVEDGE magazine is an equally good read this month. My favourite article is written by June Hill and is called Strong Influence. It outlines the influence a good teacher has on their student. It was of particular interest to me as I was lucky enough to have been taught at Goldsmiths by Constance Howard, Christine Risley and Eirian Short who are featured in the article alongside Audrey Walker and Alice Kettle who are fellow members of the 62 group.
There is also a great article called Thouroughly Modern Mode which champions the allure of demure clothing.This definitely appeals to me. I gave up exposing any body parts in public years ago!