Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Some new journals on their way to the GroundWorks stand at the Ballybane Enterprise Centre on Thursday 21st October. As a new Enterprise set up in 2009/2010 in the Mervue and Ballybane area, GroundWorks Studios is one of a number of new businesses being considered for Enterprise Awards in the area. This is a great opportunity for the group to inform the public and the local business community about what has been achieved in the first year and future plans for the group.
GroundWorks Studios will open to the public with artworks for sale every Thursday from mid-November until Christmas. I will have some work available for sale at these open days. More info to come.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A new batch of A6 Journals are off to Kaleidoscope, the new craft gallery in Westport, www.kaleidoscopearts.ie. These have been made in a variety of jewel colours, with mixed textures of chenille, wool, silk and cotton, vintage buttons and beads, variegated threads and some words printed on fabrics and 'salvaged' from a beautiful old book of sheet music from around 1890-1920.
I hope to make some more journals soon in anticipation of the opening of my new on-line shop (watch this space!). A big thank you to Aga, creator of beautiful yarns and knitted shawls (see www.etsy.com/shop/knitspinfelt) who took the time recently to walk me through the experience of setting up shop on www.etsy.com.
I'm working on making a new series of 'Mo ghra thu (I love you) 8x8 blocks. I'm changing the colour of the text in the background, the thread I'm sketching with and the border covering the deep frame. The one above is on its way to a new craft shop on Bridge Street in Westport. See http://www.kaleidoscopearts.ie/ for more info on this lovely shop/gallery of contemporary Irish Art and Craft.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
"Seeing Red" an exhibition of work by Cork Textiles Network currently showing at the Bishopstown Library, Cork until 29th October
These 4 pieces are stretched over "fat 8's" (8 x 8 inch deep frames). The theme for the Cork Textiles Network exhibition is "Seeing Red". I wanted to play with thread-sketching with a black and white background and free-machine embroidery in red thread. I printed the words 'mo ghra thu' (I love you) as a background on white cotton. Adding wadding to the back, I free-machine quilted my drawings and patterns on top. I added a red border to cover the deep frame.
One of these sold on the opening night, so that was nice!