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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)

Monday, 17 June 2013

Tin Hut Textiles Exhibition

Tin Hut Textiles - the group which was founded in 2012 of which I am a member - is holding their first major exhibition in October 2013. Made up of quilting diploma students and our former tutor Annette Morgan we were joined earlier in the year by talented machine embroiderer Kingsley Thomson. The theme of this exhibition is 'First Elements' when we
will have our earlier 'Tin' collection joined by a further series on 'Copper' (my favourite!)  plus other pieces of work inspired by Ufford Church to recognise the village where the group meets, a jolly little series called 'Decay' and lots of other work.

Dates: 5th - 10th October 2013
Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery
           51 High Street
           IP15 5AU
Entrance is FREE
Please note that the exhibition is on the first floor with no disabled access (sorry)
'Copper' work in progress

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Build up to the C & G Graduate Show

My Certificate girls are now putting the finishing touches to their final quilts ready for the Graduate Show on the 29th and 30th June in Wickham Market. Here is just a glimpse of what they are working on. To see the final quilts in full and the rest of the exhibition then come along to:
Venue: Wickham Market Village Hall
Date: Sat 29th and Sun 30th June 2013
Time: 10am - 5pm
Johanna Gardner
Jane Watson

Bridget Liverton

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Surface Design Workshops

Screen Printing Workshop

Using a silk screen with freezer paper to create clear prints and vilene to create layered prints such as the one shown below.

I will be holding a Screenprinting workshop on Saturday 13th July 2013 at the WI Training Room, 22 Orford Street, Ipswich from 10.00am until 4.00pm

All materials including the screens will be provided - all you need to bring is the fabric (and an old towel) Requirements list will be provided on booking.

Cost £30 per day (or £50 for the 2 workshops if you also book the Discharging Workshop on Saturday 20th July)

To book please contact me by email: maryelmcintosh@googlemail.com
or telephone 01787 371992 

Discharging Workshop

Using Jacquard discharging paste and household bleach we will be removing colour from dark coloured fabrics and those which have been previously dyed and over-dyed to create unique fabrics.

This workshop will take place on Saturday 20th July form 10.00am until 4.00pm in the WI Training Room, 22 Orford Street, Ipswich.

Cost £30 per day (or £50 for both the Screenprinting and Discharging workshops)

All materials will be provided including silkscreens, all you need to bring is some fabric. A list of requirements will be provided on booking.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

City and Guilds Graduate Show

My very first cohort of City & Guilds students are about to complete their 2 year Certificate course in Patchwork and Quilting.
They have been a brilliant first group and an absolute pleasure to teach. 
You will be able to see their work - in all it's glorious variety - at the Graduate Show coming up at the end of June 2013. 
If you are thinking about doing a City & Guilds course then come along and see the standard of the work which can be achieved.

Dates: Sat 29th and Sun 30th June 2013
Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Wickham Market Village Hall
             Wickham Market
             IP15 5AU
Traders: ArtVanGo, GillSew and Eye Fabric shop
Sales Table

Here is a tiny glimpse of just some of the final quilts now being completed.........................
Susan Shanley

Tricia Dickson

Marie Paddon

Plus there will be work there from the Certificate Machine Embroidery course and Diploma work from both P & Q and ME - lots to see.
City and Guilds Courses