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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, 29 February 2016

Gesso/Paper lamination

Day two of the Christine Chester workshop using fabric, tissue and gesso to create a positive/negative set. Trying out samples for my Copper beech series....................

Fabric one, tissue added, and stitched. Gesso added and fabric two placed on top. Left to dry

Two layers ripped and revealed. Fabric two, tissue transferred with stitch lines

Fabric two with colour pushed through from the back,

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Paper lamination workshop with the wonderful Christine Chester

Just spent a brilliant couple of days with Christine Chester who travelled all the way from Eastbourne to Suffolk to run a workshop on paper lamination with Out Of The Fold. Here are two of my pieces layered up and ready to stitch. The Gesso lamination process we did today is now drying in the airing cupboard - can't wait for the rip and reveal tomorrow and will upload those images for you to see too. 

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Screenprinting at Textiles In Focus

Saturated Screenprinting through a vilene screen workshops at the Textiles in Focus event this weekend.  Lots of lovely, and deeply coloured, pieces of printed cloth produced by some enthusiastic textilers. Here are some of the results.


Monday, 15 February 2016

Textiles in Focus

Creative Stitch Suffolk will have a wet studio as part of the Textiles In Focus  http://www.textilesinfocus.com/ event being held for the first time at the new venue of Cambourne Village College from Friday 19th - Sunday 21st February 2016

Annette Morgan www.annettemorgan.co.uk will be demonstrating screen printing and I will be demonstrating discharging and bleaching processes.

We will also have information about the City & Guilds courses starting in September 2016 so please come along and chat to us if you are interested  http://www.creativestitchsuffolk.co.uk/

Annette - example of screenprinted fabrics

Thursday, 11 February 2016

From The Earth exhibition

I am delighted that 'From Shawl to Shroud' has been selected for the very first From The Earth exhibition.
This group, set up by Alice Fox and Caroline Bell, are promoting the use of only natural and green processes in textile art. Everything used must be either natural or recycled   www.fromtheearthtextiles.co.uk

Originally made for the Out Of The Fold  gallery at the Knitting and Stitching shows in 2014 my piece is made from recycled calico coffin cover and is rust dyed using recycled sofa springs. Mostly hand stitched.

The exhibition will take place during the month of June in the Mardelybury Gallery, Datchwood, Herts (near ArtVanGo)   www.psarts.co.uk

From shawl to shroud (detail)