Selected for Cotswolds Inspired Exhibition

I made two submissions for the Cotswolds Inspired Art Exhibition and both have been selected for the show to be held at The Corinium Museum in Cirencester this month.

The Exhibition is to celebrate the culmination of the 50th Anniversary year of the Cotswolds being designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The open call to artists and craftsmen, was to create pieces in any media, inspired by any aspect of the Cotswolds AONB.

My designs made with the wool from British rare breed sheep, were developed and hand-woven on a wooden treadle loom in my studio. The wool was the catalyst for these designs; a friend gave me a large quantity of wool yarn she had laboriously hand-spun and dyed in an assortment of green tones with an interestingly uneven texture.

I decided on using the cloth for cushions; perhaps not for a posh sofa but more for a rustic kitchen and taken out into the garden on a beautiful day.

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CotswoldsAONB Hedgelaying Championship and Rural Skills Showcase

I will be weaving, in a field this time! at the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Hedgelaying Championship and Rural Skills Showcase next weekend, the 12th November, 9.30 to 2.30 at Daylesford Farm, Kingham, GL56 0YG. Other Rural Skills are being demonstrated, such as blacksmithing and green woodworking plus there will be food and drink stalls.

Also until 6th Nov, Cotswolds Rural Skills are giving a special 10% discount on the two ‘Introduction to Weaving’ workshops I am teaching in November and December. Group numbers are kept small so book your place asap! More info on www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk

Rural Skills demonstration at Cheltenham Racecourse Cotswolds Showcase

Rural Skills demonstration at Cheltenham Racecourse Cotswolds Showcase

Weaving workshops at The Bothy

What can you make from your weaving experiments? Some ideas to inspire!

What can you make from your weaving experiments? Some ideas to inspire!

Two workshop days on the 1st and 15th October 2016, to introduce weaving to those wanting to try it for the first time and those new to this technique for creative, experimental weave designing on a rigid heddle and back-strap.

These are the first weaving courses to be run by me at The Bothy; a newly created flexible event space next door to Vanessa Arbuthnott’s shop in Cirencester.

Introduction to Weaving, day workshop at The Bothy on 1st October 2016

Introduction to Weaving, day workshop at The Bothy on 1st October 2016