Monday, 3 September 2018

blossoming art craft fair & exhibition Cockerham Village Hall

Well just participated in an exhibition and craft fair with Blossoming Art in Cockerham Village hall. The weather was pretty good, the views from the hall over the fields are fantastic, the company good. But alas again not much of a footfall, however I did manage to sell a few items -so I'm happy enough.

Here are a few photos-




my felted exhibition pieces

Friday, 15 June 2018

Blossoming Art Exhibition and Craft Fair- 16th & 17th June

I am again exhibiting 4 pieces of textile art this weekend at Kirkland Memorial Hall, The Avenue, Churchtown, Garstang PR3 0HR Saturday 16th June 10.00am to 5.00pm, and Sunday 17th June 10.00am to 4.00pm.

I am also running a craft stall on both days selling textile art.

Free admission.

Catalogues £1.00 each re exhibition.

Refreshments, including light lunches available.

Saturday will also include a demo with Sheilagh Bond from Kurloon Krafts 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Photos will follow-

Friday, 18 May 2018

Two New Workshops on Free Machine Embroidery

Hi below are details of two new workshops-

Wed 13th June 'Let's Be Free' Learn how to free machine embroider with Sue Chisnall-Sumner. This workshop is suitable for beginners & the more advanced that wish to refresh their skills.
Avant Garden Centre, Wigan Road, Leyland PR25 5XW 10.30am to 3.30pm £40.00 which includes tuition & a light lunch. T 01772 433777 to book & obtain details. These two workshops can be linked or booked as a one-off.


Wed 27th June 'Free at Last' Develop your free machine embroidery skills into making a small wall hanging with Sue Chisnall-Sumner. This workshop is suitable for the more advanced but Sue is willing to take a few beginners.
Avant Garden Centre, Wigan Road, Leyland PR25 5XW 10.30am to 3.30pm £40.00 which includes tuition & a light lunch. T 01772 433777 to book & obtain details. These two workshops can be linked or booked as a one-off.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Avant Garden Centre Cafe Shop

Hi I seem to be too busy to add much to my own blog- especially as April has been tied up with Embroiderers Guild Stuff- However I have now added some of my own pieces of work in the Cafe/shop at Avant Garden Centre, Leyland.

Hopefully I will make some sales as I have hired the space for three months.

Below are the photos taken just after setting up.




Friday, 30 March 2018

Craft Fair Bilsborrow Village Hall

Hi its a long time since I blogged - I have been busy with Embroiderers Guild matters and doing some of my own work. Photos later!

I did however manage to run a craft stall in Bilsborrow Village Hall last weekend.

The weather was kind to us, however we still did not seem to attract the public, and my sales were reasonable on the Saturday, but very poor on the Sunday- in fact i spent more than I sold.

The idea was that people come into view the art exhibition, in which I had 3 pieces of textile art, and then look around the stalls.

However I met some lovely people, talked a lot, ate a lot and made some good contacts.

Below are some photos of my stall & goodies for sale-




Lets hope I have better luck at the next event???

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Alcohol Ink workshop Shevington Library

Well pretty poor show- its ages since I last blogged under my own pages-

However I ran a very good workshop today on Alcohol Inks at Shevington Library & Art Gallery. 12 students attended and most of them were from an Art Group- very daunting!!

However they were a lovely group of ladies who were willing to experiment & go wild!

I think some were so impressed that they wanted to further this technique and incorporate it into their art work.

I took plenty of photos as below- Ladies at work!!






Examples of their work using yupo paper, foam board, metal, wood, tissue paper, tiles etc etc There are some stunning and unexpected pieces.


















collaged inked yupo


Spot the hidden face



my messy work station

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Bay Horse Craft Fair

Well I'm ashamed to see that I have not posted anything since September. In my defence I have been extremely busy as North West Chair for the Embroiderers Guild- drowning in paperwork!!!

Anyway after two failed craft fairs- one by flood and the other by being given the wrong date, I have managed to run a stall at a fairly successful craft fair at The Bay Horse in Adlington.

Despite having the rements of a cold, and the Bay Horse Barn being freezing, I managed to do pretty well.

Photos below-