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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 also a tutor for Creative Stitch Suffolk and teach City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting as well as workshops for The Cosy Cabin, Cottenham College and various local groups.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Tin Hut Textiles exhibition getting close

Just finishing off some pieces to go into the Tin Hut Exhibition at Snape www.snapemaltings.co.uk.

This is a new body of work being unveiled for the first time. A little glimpse to tempt you along to the exhibition:
Venue: Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP171SP
Date: Friday 1st - Wed 6th September 2017
Time: 10am - 5pm

Fragments 2 detail

Fragments 3 detail
There will be lots of work by all 10 members of Tin Hut Textiles including our newest member Linda Kiff - hope to see you there

Thursday, 17 August 2017

First demo at Festival of Quilts

I did my first ever demonstration at the Festival of Quilts 2017 showing the 'Life's a bleach' technique. The demo was filmed and shown on a large screen. Here is the room starting to fill up. Very multinational audience - the front row had visitors from Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand and Colchester


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Copper Bleach on the way to a new home

It is with mixed emotions that I send my quilt off to a new home in Henley on Thames. I am delighted that a buyer likes it enough to hang it on the wall of their house but it is like saying farewell to a beloved friend after so many happy hours in the making.

Copper bleach by Mary McIntosh. Triptych 1.2 metres x 1.6 metres
 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Highly Commended at Festival of Quilts 2017



Really pleased to receive a Highly Commended for my entry into the Miniature Quilt competition at FOQ this year. This was originally made as a sample for a larger piece

Copper Coil miniature 8" square


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Ebb and Flow pieces

In the rush to complete the pieces for the Tin Hut Textiles exhibition I forgot to take photos. So now the exhibition is over here are the three hangings on the theme of Ebb and Flow.......
Ebb and Flow. Black linen wholecloth discharged bleached and stitched

Ebb and Flow detail

Ebb and Flow. Inspired by ripples in the sand at beautiful Druridge Bay.
Recylcled calico coffin cover, rusted and handstitched

Ebb and Flow inspired by the lovely textures of the beach and dunes of Waxham Sands.
Artic wool felt embellished, shrunk, dyed and stitched

Waxham Sands detail

Monday, 19 September 2016

Texture Adventures in Stitch Magazine

Oct/Nov 2016 issue of Stitch magazine 
Very excited to have a project featured in Stitch magazine. This is the Texture Adventures technique which I designed in 2012 and have been teaching at workshops ever since.

I also sell packs with all the materials needed to make an 8" panel.  These are £8.00 plus VAT. Please contact me on maryelmcintosh@gmail.com if you would like to order one. Available in lots of different colourways.
 It produces reliably good results and is  good introduction to free machine sewing.

The combination of machine and hand stitching makes it a popular workshop with embroiderers