Category Archives: machine embroidery

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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Making a contribution

I like to contribute art to worthwhile causes.  Recently I made a piece for a Secret Auction to raise funds for The Martlets, a hospice near Brighton not far from where I live.  I have no idea how much it … Continue reading

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The making of an exhibition

Recently I have been very busy with the organisation of a new art exhibition of work by a group I belong to.  We call ourselves Ten (although there are actually only nine of us) and the name came from the … Continue reading

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Very “Downton” – make a 1920’s Headband

Yesterday my oldest daughter came back from university for Christmas a couple of days earlier than planned because she had been invited to a 1920’s themed Supper Night and Cabaret.  The first obstacle to overcome was – obviously, What To … Continue reading

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I am not Banksy

Making art is about experimenting – I hesitate to use the term ‘play’ which I think trivializes the process of making.  So in a mood of experimentation I finally got around to completing a small painting based on a pencil … 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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