My collaboration Interlace with Bethany Walker is going from strength to strength!
In 2016 we ran Urban Growth an exciting community project with 8-13 year olds to create a permanent piece of concrete and cloth outdoor work of art in Leicester. This project was funded by the Joyce Carr Doughty Trust.
Over the Spring and Summer we were pleased to be showing at Jennifer Collier’s contemporary craft gallery Unit Twelve in an exhibition of collaborations. I was also showing my work with Jan Garside.
We followed this with exhibiting at all three Knitting & Stitching Shows in London, Dublin and Harrogate which was a great success. Our popular Spectrum piece grew from 27 bowls to 45.
2016 was rounded off really well with Made in the Middle. Early in the year we were delighted to be selected for this high-quality and well-respected touring exhibition. Our new piece HALO, our largest to date (4m wide) was awarded a prize at the opening night of the show in December.
Made in the Middle continues at The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery until 19th February and then tours throughout 2017 & 18.
Interlace, my collaboration with Bethany Walker will be showing our brand new installation, Halo, in Made in the Middle opening with a preview on 1st December at The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry.
Made in the Middle is a touring exhibition curated by Craftspace, featuring 32 original and innovative makers from across the Midlands and continues around the Midlands until 2018. It
We have created a new form, layout and colour palette for this new, large scale project.
The Knitting & Stitching Show has its last outing in Harrogate next week. Interlace, my colourful concrete collaboration project with Bethany Walker will be taking shape again on Wednesday ready to open on Thursday 24th until Sunday 27th November. Any remaining stock will be for sale online as soon as I get back from the show, just in time for Christmas presents!
I have a couple of free tickets available – please join my mailing list using the link to the right and then message me to get one.
My winning Criminal Quilts hanging will also be on show for the last time this year as well in the Festival of Quilts winners gallery.
In addition, I am running my usual one-hour introduction to Trapunto Quilting workshops which are suitable for all levels. These are my last workshops of the year and I’m having a break until I return to West Dean College in March 2017.
My collaboration project Interlace was recently commissioned to create a new public artwork with young people in Leicester.
Bethany and I worked with 8-13 year olds in January and February this year to design and make a set of concrete and cloth tiles inspired by the urban environment to be displayed at Makers’ Yard studios in Leicester. We are launching and celebrating the project on Tuesday 7th June and all are welcome to join us.