The Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey, Devon opens in just over a week. I have been flat out making enough stock to make my stand look convincing, as this is the first show I have done with this work. Until a couple of weeks ago I had less than 10 pieces. Now I’ve got…. some… lots…. more. I haven’t counted, but I’ve been really productive. I have also been buying more tools, hunting eBay for beautiful boxes and today, photographing new pieces. I am really, really enjoying making this new collection. It is exciting to be making things which don’t take weeks and weeks like most of my hand stitched quilts and embroideries.
I am now selling some of these pieces on MadebyHand online and they featured an interview with me on a blog post and newsletter last week which has been great promotion. I am also developing some prints based on my tool embroideries and I *hope* I will have these ready for the Craft Festival but if not these will be online in June instead.
I am taking my precious collection of objects on tour! Over two weekends in September, I will be showing and selling a growing collection of precious objects in private homes in the two Derbyshire towns of Melbourne and Wirksworth.
Wirksworth 10th & 11th September 10am-5pm at 6 Cromford Road. £7 per person for trail guide which gives entry to all venues all weekend.
Melbourne 17th & 18th September at 35 Castle St. £5 per person for a trail guide which gives entry to all venues all weekend.
My next exhibition is a small group exhibition with local makers group Ornamentum. We have all created new work based on the concept of Precious Objects; either inspiring objects or precious materials we love.
I will be showing a new collection of found, damaged or every day objects transformed into precious pieces, with personal, historical or imagined narratives.
2nd – 13th August 2016. 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday 13th August for artists open day.
Lightbox Gallery, LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester, LE1 1RE
Join me for a free, drop in workshop for adults during Gifted 15 at the National Centre for Craft & Design on Saturday 28th November 2015 10am-4pm.
Ruth Singer. Figures of Africa
Bring along an every day object or piece of junk and transform it into a precious amulet with some simple textile techniques.