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-






Sunday, 24 September 2017

cardiff and beyond


 
Well just got back from a short break in Cardiff- what a beautiful city. Compact and easy to navigate.
We were very impressed with the free entry to places and cheap tickets for boat trips and cinema etc.

I took loads of photos as usual and a few are below-

St Fagans

Chris looking for new property

I remember using my Grans mangle outside in the cold


Help I can remember some of these brands of food!


School house

Iron age roundhouse reconsructed on original site

Mediaval house being reconstructed using local craftsmen

Cardiff Castle


Norman keep

Cardiff Castle 




Chris at war
remnents of war


Cardiff Museum



Dinosar nest reconstruction


reconstruction of dinosar in an egg



Cardiff Bay


Norwegian Church





Poppy display