Spring and New Courses

‘Folk Garden – House’ recently sold

Spring is definitely on the way – I am being ‘jabbed’ today by our wonderful NHS and things feel more hopeful.

Recently as the road map out of lockdown has become clearer, I have been rescheduling classes and events for later this year and next.

It has been a very busy few weeks teaching online classes and giving talks, alongside my weekly KCC course ‘Stitchbook’.

‘Textile Folk Art’ teaching materials

I was delighted to teach ‘Folk Art Narratives’ online for the wonderful West Dean College a few weeks ago. I am hoping to teach there ‘in real life’ in the summer. Details of my new course here – ‘Stitchbooks Inspired by a Walk in the Park’ .

‘New Forest Bird 1’ sold recently

I am also teaching a one day online class for Cowslip Workshops at the end of the month, which is full, and hoping to visit in July, on the 3rd and 4th for ‘Travels in Textiles’. It’s a wonderful setting in Cornwall and just visiting is a holiday!

Park Walk Books in studio

There are also a few spaces left for the same course ‘Travels in Textiles’ at the fantastic Hope and Elvis in Welbeck in September, on the 4th and 5th.

Folding books in studio

I am delighted to be returning to the wonderful Unit 12 in Stafford for a House and Home course on July 12th. Their gallery is well worth a look too!

Other residential events have been rescheduled for 2022 and can be seen here, as the dates are confirmed.

‘Moving Memories’ student work

Closer to home, I am offering two garden themed courses at the superb Sussex Prairies Garden, where we are able to work inside or out, socially distanced if necessary. The first is sold out but there are places on the second on September 11th ‘Make a Garden Textile Sketchbook’.

‘Undersea’ (detail) 2021

I have been making drawings based on the home – and as a result of being largely confined to it we do look at things more closely. My little booklet ‘House Drawings’ is available here and 20% of sales go to my local food bank.

‘House Drawings’ booklet

I was delighted to speak with author and writer Charlotte Abrahams recently and our chat is on the ETC travel blog, in a series on artists and makers.

In the studio in Italy – photo Rob Sverijinen

And last but most certainly not least I am continuing to prepare for my solo exhibition at the Ruthin Craft Centre later this year, all being well. I was delighted to see this spread in Embroidery Magazine.

Pages from Embroidery Magazine and photography by Rachel Whiting for RCC

Published by Anne Kelly

Artist, author and tutor based in the UK. I exhibit and teach nationally and internationally. Member of Embroiderers Guild UK, Crafts Council Directory and Society for Embroidered Work. www.annekellytextiles.com

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