Category Archives: crochet

A Gathering of Flowers

For the past few months I have been working on putting together an art exhibition in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden herbarium (https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/conserving-garden-plants/rhs-herbarium/collections-in-the-rhs-herbarium).  The idea for this first came to me almost 2 years ago when purely by … Continue reading

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All stitched up at Knit and Stitch

It’s THAT time again, the time when the exhibition hall at Alexandra Palace is invaded by armies of middle-aged women tugging wheeled suitcases to hold the spoils of the show. Ally Pally Grey London City as seen from Alexandra Palace … Continue reading

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The Wow Factor!

Yesterday I had a lovely day out with my good friend Sonia (http://androulaskitchen.wordpress.com/)  on a visit to Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury.  I have actually visited this house before but it was over ten years ago and the real reason for … Continue reading

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All action art!

Sometimes the sudden impromptu exhibition visits throws up something amazing and the Great Electronic Art Show currently at The Lightbox in Woking is no exception.  Truthfully, I hadn’t the slightest idea that this was on until an e-bulletin dropped in … Continue reading

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The Craftivist Garden

… and they are off again!  The wonderful Craftivist Collective (www.craftivist-collective.com) have launched another project for everyone to be part of.  Titled “The Craftivists Garden #wellmaking Project”  this new initiative is a collaboration between the Collective, Falmouth University, Voluntary Arts … Continue reading

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Art for Folk

As a child I loved fairy tales and stories from local folklore, as an adult my interest has developed further into what is termed “Folk Art”.  It’s a strange term which cover almost anything made from about the middle of the … Continue reading

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Design Revolutionaries

It’s a while since I last visited Brighton Pavilion, the home of Brighton Museum and Art Gallery but each time I have visited I have come away feeling that I had seen something fresh and perhaps a tiny bit marvellous. … Continue reading

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