Common Cloth and Canine Partners.

I am delighted that 'Common Lands, Common Spaces'  first shown at the Farnham Pottery moves to the Oxmarket Centre, for the Arts, Chichester from 25-30 April,  in support of the charity, Canine Partners. which trains dogs to help in the lives of others. Below is one of my favourite 'weeds' the humble Dandelion
The pottery were fabulous hosts and we ended the last day with a workshop exploring the locality and did not even stop entirely for a lovely outdoor lunch in the April sunshine surrounded by the wonderful brick of this old building. Explorations of nature of our landscape has become of great interest and will be a focus in my next book for Batsford.

It is hard to believe the year is moving on so quickly. Art Textiles Made in Britain open their exhibition Concealed at the Minerva Gallery on 6 May with many of our group members including myself running workshops.
Textileartist has been doing an thoughtful series of articles on textile practice recently. I am delighted to be included in the article 'Creating Texture and Pattern in Stitch' The piece featured is currently touring as part of Stuff for Thought
It has been a busy month for workshops starting off with a weekend retreat in Folkestone with the Maidstone region Embroiderer's Guild. They meet every 2nd Saturday at the King's Studio, Aylesford Village Hall near Maidstone at 11am if you want to pop in and visit.

I went back to the studio Zijdelings in the Netherlands for the 5th time last week. Karina is a great host and we got to grips with the neighbourhood in a one day workshop followed by a two day class. It is worth checking out their courses. I am already planning a return.Thankyou to the students who kindly agreed to allow me to share images of work in progress

More contributions were also made for the project Tea Flora Tales. I am building a nice European element to the project.


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