The art work which I created for Bolton Museum (permanent collection, housed in the Chadwick Room) has been added to the Art UK national UK archive.
Am I officially a national treasure now?!
It feels good to sit alongside both historical and contemporary greats. I am mildly smug about it. Anyway, I have an official profile on their and I can’t wait to be offered further opportunities to work with museums and archives to create modern art.
If you’re looking for a unique embroidery gift, would like to get something personalised with embroidery or would like to know more about my workshops then this little one day only pop-up event is for you!
I shall be selling some items which I have made, showing samples of work for the type of commissions which I undertake and demoing materials and tools from Wool & The Gang and DMC France. If you would like to learn about textile art and embroidery or would just love to purchase a gift from a crafts person, then come down! I look forward to meeting you!
(All details about the event below. Use contact page for any enquiries.)
I shall be running 3 modern embroidery workshops at the beginning on December in a wonderful venue called ‘Lifestyle Collective’ on Allerton Road, south Liverpool.
The classes will all be from 7pm – 9pm are as follows:
December 4th : Monogram & Embroider a Handkerchief
December 5th : Design a Tote Bag
December 6th : Embroider a Christmas Wreath
All classes include the tools and materials to make your piece, guided tutorial (from myself) and refreshments. Please see the ticket link for further details on each individual class and feel free to contact me using my contact page on here it you would like to ask any questions or have any requirements.
I shall be showing three of my pieces at the “Beyond the Blue” exhibition at Output Gallery, Seel Street, Liverpool. The show will include work from artists who are also volunteers at the Bluecoat gallery and show space in central Liverpool.
The exhibition will be open from Thursday 8th November – Sunday 11th November.
There will be a public open evening on Friday 9th November from 7pm. I will be in attendance so come down and see the art work and ‘mingle’.
Here are the beginnings of my first Self-Portrait embroidery textile piece.
I have drawn myself before, but I have never depicted myself using textiles as a medium. I feel that the laborious, detailed process of creating one of my pieces will take up new meaning as I shall be creating a giant rendering of my own visage.
I spend maybe 30 minutes a day looking in the mirror between brushing my teeth and getting ready in the morning and the same in reverse at night. However, sitting and looking at ones own still image for around 500 hours will be a really interesting process. I can be objective when I am working on other people’s faces, yet when it comes to your own it’s hard to quash certain feelings in favour of the creative processes. Due to this straddle I shall be not only documenting the piece as it develops visually, but also documenting how I feel about the process, journalling my own thoughts and any revelations that may appear whilst working on my most intimate piece to date.