Roots Shoots and Leaves is an Eco Textile Exhibition developed from From the Earth, which was at the Mardleybury gallery in June 2016. Caroline and I have been working with the Upstairs Gallery and we are very pleased to have new artists taking part as well as artist from last year.   This work by […]

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I Love a Good Poem – Libby Smith

Whilst on holiday in Shropshire earlier this year I found a lovely book of poems by Kate Innes titled “Flocks of Words” which is also the first poem in the book.  It is so beautiful and is about how the changing words that describe a landscape as it moves through the seasons fly away, migrate […]

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Dirty Little Secrets of My Tool Box – by Tricia North

I’m currently on an alternative education MA course called TOMA in Southend, I enrolled on the course to push myself and engage my brain cells a little and its done that.  We each have the opportunity to invite an artist to come and give us a lecture and so far we have had some stonkers, […]

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A long walk

Colin, dog and I have come to spend a week in Northumberland to walk the Hadrian’s Wall path.  We took the Metro to Wallsend where the path begins and the first day’s walking followed the Tyne into the centre of Newcastle.  We passed a sign pointing towards Rome, 1,110 miles away, the footings which are […]

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A Delightful Course

I recently attended several courses with the tutor Amanda Clayton who lives in Stafford.  We only worked in sheer and translucent fabrics in natural colours.  She introduced us to at least ten different fabrics including crepoline, mousseline and pineapple cloth.  We were encouraged to use at least eight different types of thread in neutral colours […]

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