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’.
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’ .
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!
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.