Showing posts from April, 2016

Transfer printing with Avalon Embroiderers Guild April 22nd and 23rd and The Journey at St Ives 25th and 26th April.

Transfer printed acetate satin decorated with transfer printed applique.   Apologies for the delay in this post - I am just catching up with the teaching I have been doing for the past week or so. These are the first two of seven workshops o n my teaching tour o f the West Country. My f i rst stop was Catcott in Wiltshire where I stayed with the very lovey Sue Anderson . The workshop was Transforming Transfer with the Avalon Embroiderers Guild. They are a fabulous group. Very friendly and helpful and they produced some fabulous work. This is their website with contact details.  avalonembroiderersguild   If you l i ve in their area, they would be a great group to join, there is lots going on with something for everyone . Transforming Transfer - Transfer paints (disperse dyes) are painted onto copy paper. W hen dry they are ironed onto synthetic fab ric. The dye forms a che mi cal bond with synthetic fabric and is immediately washable and colourfast.

Having a look about in County Clare, Ireland. 12 - 18 April

   And so the journey begins . .  I am traveling in Ireland for a few days. I am here to start getting an idea of which area of County Clare I would like to move to. I have had a wonderful time exploring, wandering off wherever I fancy. I knew I wanted to be somewhere near the coast - no more than half an hour away, and no more than an hour away from Shannon airport. I THINK I have an idea of where I would like to live now. It will of course, depend on where the house I would like to buy is situated. I may have to compromise. Ideally I would like to live in the triangle between Lahinch, Ennistymon and Milltown Malby.  Lahinch beach, very popular with surfers. You can walk for miles, it is very beautiful. There is one very narrow road in and and out. The beach at Lahinch is stunning but will be busy in the summer so not too near there. Ennistymon is a lovely, very colourful town. I will need to be close to some kind of amenities.   Ennistymon high street.    

People and Places at The Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Show. 17th - 20th March

  A detail of Susan's magnificent quilt depicting the classic image of the Irish workmen sitting along a beam on top of the Rockerfeller Center in New York. There was me, all excited about sh owing you my stu dents work at the NEC - and I forgot to show you mine!! Susan Chapman and I had a gallery space at the show entitled People and Places. S usan loves observing people and you will no doub t be aware that I love all kinds of N a t ure and Her textures . It is a good thing that Susan makes large quilts, bec ause surprise, surprise, I didn't get all the work I thought I would do, done.     The beginnings of the hanging . . Susan up a step ladder. It was great to get the chance to spend some time with Susan and enjoy her fabulous work. I love how well observed her figures are, deceptively simple, but showing the stance of a person with a glance - a great skill.   Everyone loved this quilt, nearly everyone recognised where the image was f rom.