Showing posts from March, 2016

Experimental Textiles at the NEC 17th - 20th March

Visitors to the show looking through the girls workbooks. I was hoping to post this before Easter - but my get up and go seemed to get up and wander off. I always forget how the big shows take it out of you. However, I am here now. Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch is my favourite show. It is just bonkers and has something for everyone. It is always good to meet up with visitors and friends from all over the country in some cases - all over the world.  I had two sets of students exhibiting this year. My ExTex 4 girls (Experimental Textiles 4) had their end of year show and the previous years group were exhibiting on the IDC stand. They have formed a group - Out of Line. More of that further down this post. The ExTex 4 end of year show. Having work in a show and stewarding the exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for the students. Being able to speak to the visitors about techniques and skills they have learned on the course makes a huge difference to their conf

Coming to the NEC this week . . . The Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Show. 17th - 20th March.

 This is a new range of work for me - I am very excited.  It will be shown in the gallery that I am sharing with Susan Chapman. People and Places - stand number M11.  Well we are nearly there - The Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Show is looming ever closer. We will be setting up the show on Wednesday and will be open to the public Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th March.  One of the features of the show is the Vilene - now Vlieseline Workshop. This is something I organise. We have some fantastic tutors this year.     Please book spaces on my stand L22. There are 10 places per workshop, per day. 1 workshop per person each day and it is first come, first served - so run from the door to the right hand corner of the show and join the queue. 10.30 BUILD UP BONDAWEB With Tina Francis Painted Bondaweb has been used in Textile Art for some time; in this session you will make it the