Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Well, enough of feeling sorry for myself as amazingly I was contacted by the Changing Room in Stirling about my 37 steps piece and it is going to be shown there, as my first proper solo exhibition from 12 February to the end of March. In the same week, Duncan of Jordanstone got in touch about which pieces of my work are to be included in its Crafts Festival next year. So my work does get shown. I just need to spend more time promoting it and making it and less time feeling sorry for myself!
Posted by Gillian Cooper at 11:44
Monday, 7 December 2009
Having made the flying geese blocks for the mystery quilt in the normal wasteful way, I had a collection of 128 yellow/red half square triangles just begging to be used. So I made cushion covers with them. I still have some left and I am thinking of making a box to hold finished blocks in rather than just leaving them around my studio getting creased and dusty.
Posted by Gillian Cooper at 11:17
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
I loved having the work outside and recently I saw some images in a book (The Culture of Knitting by Jo Turney), of gigantic knitted cobwebs hanging between trees, which looked fantastic. I hope I get the chance to sculpt some other knit for an outdoor exhibition again.
Posted by Gillian Cooper at 21:18
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