About Me

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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 the newly formed Spotlight Textiles. I am the Principal Tutor for Creative Stitch which offers courses in Creative Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Stitch Textiles. I teach each year at the Knitting & Stitching Shows and Festival of Quilts. I also offer workshops and talks to groups throughout the UK in person and via zoom. With a foot in both camps I am also a member of the QGBI and the specialist Contemporary Quilt Group and STARS (formerly Suffolk West Embroiderers Guild)

Friday, 3 September 2021

Knitting & Stitching Show 2021

 

Well I have taken the plunge and booked my own stand at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

Stand TGC54

Dates: 7th - 10th October 2021

I will be displaying some of my work and selling fabrics and kits to inspire you to make your own. 

Please come along and say hello if you visit the show. 

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Sales for Out of the Fold exhibition

Out of the Fold will be selling work at the Guildhall exhibition. I have been making these eco-printed paper book covers for a variety of sizes of sketchbooks.  Come along to the exhibition to see the range of items on sale by the eleven members of Out of the Fold.

A6 spiral seawhite sketchbooks

8" square spiral bound sketchbook








A5 softback Daler Rowney sketchbooks
 Venue: The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds  IP33 1PR

 Dates: Wed 22nd - Sun 26th 2021

 Times: 10am - 4pm each day

 Free entry and disabled access


Monday, 30 August 2021

Getting ready for Out of the Fold exhibition

 

With the Out of the Fold exhibition postponed from Spring 2021 members of the group had time for an extra group challenge the results of which will be displayed at the forthcoming exhibition - here is a sneak preview into part of my mine. 

To see this and the other pieces by all eleven members of Out of the Fold please come along to the exhibition.




Dates: Wed 22nd - Sun 26th September 2021

Times: 10am - 4pm each day

Venue: The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1PR

FREE entry and wheelchair access


Monday, 9 August 2021

Natural Dyeing (late) Summer School


 Natural Dyeing Summer School

Dates: Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th September 2021

Venue: 22 Orford Street, Ipswich IP1 3NS

Cost: £100 (inc all materials)






   Day one: natural dyeing

  Day two: eco printing


Materials provided to include:

- Cellulose fabrics (cottons, linen)

-  Protein fabrics (silks, wool)

- All dye stuffs

- Mordants

    - pans, hotplates and other equipment



For more information or to book your place please contact
maryelmcintosh@gmail.com
or telephone 07443474903

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Out of the Fold exhibition

 


The twice postponed Out of the Fold exhibition is finally confirmed for 22nd - 26th September 2021

All eleven members will be exhibiting work plus we have had time to do another whole project due to the lockdown delay!


Friday, 16 April 2021

Workshops for QG AGM

The Quilters' Guild AGM was to have been held in the Suffolk/Essex region this weekend. However......it is now a virtual event with lots of workshops, talks and social events as well as the AGM itself. I have been busy preparing for my workshop Layered Landscapes which will be taught twice, both sessions fully booked, over zoom. I am looking forward to meeting' quilters from all over the UK.

Bluebell Wood 

Poppy Field

Workshop participants can choose to create landscapes in either Bluebell Wood or Poppy Fields designs - both inspired by landscapes near my home on the Suffolk Essex border. Here is my photo taken last year. This year they are not quite out yet, only a few more weeks before they reach full bluebellness

Bulmer Bluebells

I hope to share some of the results from the workshops, with the makers' permission. This workshop can be booked by groups, on zoom or in person. Packs of materials are also available for £10