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Sudbury, Suffolk, United Kingdom
I am a textile artist living on the Suffolk Essex border. I am a member of the Out of the Fold Textile Group and Tin Hut Textiles. I am a Tutor for Creative Stitch which offers courses in Creative Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Stitch Textiles. I teach each year at ArtVanGo and at the Knitting & Stitching Shows and Festival of Quilts. I also offer workshops and talks to groups throughout the UK.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Putting on the Glitz workshop 2nd Nov 2018

There are still spaces for the 'Putting on the Glitz' workshop on 2nd November 2018.

We will be using fabric paints, bonded sheers, transfoils, markals and glitter film onto black velvet or linen to build up sumptuous backgrounds ready for stitch.

Date: Friday 2nd Nov 2018

Time: 10am - 4pm

Venue: Fornham All Saints Community Centre, Bury Road, Fornham All Saints, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6JZ

Cost: £40 to include all materials (except fabric)

To book please email maryelmcintosh@gmail.com

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Knitting & Stitching Show 2018

If you are coming to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace  www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/london  then please come along to the ArtVanGo Artists in Action zone. There will be textile artists working every day and I will be one of them on Thursday 11th (am) or Friday 12th (all day)

Artists in Action zone at Harrogate Nov 2017
Great to see my name up there with some of my textile heroines

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Colouricious Block Printing Holiday

So exciting! I have been asked to lead a Colouricious Block Printing Holiday to Jaipur in India. It will be from 7th - 17th April 2020.

The Colouricious Textile Holidays have a great reputation. Lots of trips to sites of historic interest around the beautiful city of Jaipur plus opportunitues for hands-on block printing workshops and visits to specialist textile outlets. 

Have a look at www.colouriciousholidays.com  for more information and to book

Monday, 3 September 2018

Creative Stitched Textiles course - last few spaces

The Creative Stitched Textiles Course will run on Wednesdays at The Cosy Cabin, Risby Barns, Risby near Bury St Edmunds from 19th September 2018
Sample of design work by Annette Morgan
 The course includes (non scary, no drawing required) design work, surface design, and lots of machine and hand embroidery techniques with the aim of developing the skills of students to create original work.

Tutor: Mary McIntosh

This Creative Stitch course replaces the City & Guilds level 3 certificate in Machine Embroidery and is verified and supported by the WI

For more information please look at the website http://sefwi.org.uk/creative_stitch

or contact maryelmcintosh@gmail.com

Opinion(s)ated on tour

Opinion(s)ated detail

The CQ Challenge exhibition 'In Print' continues to tour the UK. Having already been exhibited at the Needle Museum in Redditch and the West Country Quilt Show in Bristol the next stops will be:

2nd - 30th October 2018   The Curve Gallery, Carnegie Gallery, Bangor, Northern Ireland

6th - 15th February 2019   Quilt Fest, Llangollen, Wales

26th Mar - 25th April 2019 The Old Chapel Textile Centre, Newbury, Berks

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Festival of Quilts 2018

The theme of the Quilter's Guild Challenge at The Festival of Quilts 2018 was 'Stitched through Time'

This is my piece made for the competition entitled 'The Colourwheel of Time' inspired by the idea that colour is woven through the cloth we use and the work we make.
Colour Wheel of Time 2018
 Made from recycled calico. Stitched, painted, stiffened, dyed and discharged. Hand dyed cotton fabrics 'woven' through stitched and cut buttonholes.
Colour Wheel of Time (detail)
I am continuing to develop the ideas of adding more colour to my work and plan more pieces using this technique.

Saturday, 1 September 2018


My aim is to design and make original work. However, earlier this year Tin Hut Textiles invited the fantastically talented Debbie Lyddon to give us a workshop exploring forms.

We had two great days playing with ways of stiffening cloth and manipulating it in various ways to create 3D forms. 

My very simple cornucopia shapes in no way ressemble the wonderful sensory work made by Debbie but I acknowledge her teaching and offer you my own humble 'Cornucopies' - not actual copies but started on the workshop and added to at home. Part of the Tin Hut Textiles exhibition at Snape Maltings 31st August - 5th Sept 2018.

A selection of 'Cornucopies' 2018
Made from starched canvas and emulsioned linen. Painted, markal oil sticks, boot polish, wax. Simple machine and hand stitching.