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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)

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Out of the Fold at The Big Quilt Show

I will be one of the members of Out Of The Fold exhibiting work as part of a group display at the Quilters Guild Big Exhibition from 4th - 6th May 2019

Small detail from ‘Blue Fruit of the Loom’
Venue is Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9HZ

Open 10am to 4pm each day.   Entry £5.

Here also is a glimpse of some of the pieces being exhibited by others members of Out Of The Fold

Lynne Pretty - a tiny section of a much larger piece
Jane Rowland - a detail from her bee-utiful piece
Helen Marchant - a piece which really shows off texture
Karen Frost - a corner of this lovely piece of work - so pretty
Susie Yates - something a little fishy is going on here

Plus lots more pieces by other members of Out of the Fold. It will be a good day out. Lots to see with quilt displays, traders, workshops, demonstrations and more. Hope to see you there. 

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Putting on the Glitz at ArtVanGo

Fabulous two days at ArtVanGo teaching the Putting on the Glitz technique.  A very talented group who all brought their own skills to apply to the technique and produced eight very different pieces of work.
Work by Yvonne using her own design
Fabulous leaves by Judy
Using black velvet as a base fabric we first used Lumiere fabric paints

Sea inspired by Liz
The second layer was using bonded sheers to add a different texture and subtle layer of colour and sheen

A spiritual piece by Liz

Forest in the snow by Penny (wolf to be added)

Yvonne using her own design shape
The third layer of transfoils were placed on top. 

And finally highlights of glitter film added.
On the second day we stitched using a variety of threads and machine techniques.  
Jenny's piece with a lovely colour combination

Most pieces are a work in progress with further machine and hand stitch to be added. Maybe even the odd bead or sequin for extra 'sparkle'

Lana's piece evolved over the two days

My technique workshops are all about each participant being able to use the various techniques to interpret in their own style - the result is eight entirely different pieces of work. And none of them remotely like the tutor's samples!