Happy New Year everyone – I hope 2015 is an enjoyable year for you all.
The Christmas holidays here have just finished and the children are back to school today and so a form of normality reigns – even if we still need to remove the Christmas tree and pack all the decorations back into their boxes – I’m sure it will be all finished before Easter...
|The hand dyed silks for my latest piece on top of the pattern|
2015 is going to be a wonderfully busy one for me. Looking back, my life seems to run in 2 year cycles – one manic year, following by one of recovery. This is definitely a manic one! It starts with a solo exhibition at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh, opening on Friday 30th January continuing until Saturday 21st February. I’ll tell you more about this in my next post.
|Some of the pieces of silk ironed in place|
In March our C&G students from the Studio Loch Lomond Quilt Show have an exhibition at the new Stitching and Quilting Show at the SECC, Glasgow. I am hoping to run a couple of taster workshops there too.
|The new work beginning to take shape|
Then I have my exhibition at Farfield Mill from 21 March to 10 May. I’m super-excited about this since I visited the space and have lots of ideas of how I’m going to use it.
Also [MEGA NEWS] I’m intending to be teaching from my home studio from April onwards – a variety of textile based classes – lots more information soon as I firm up on the details, buy the desks etc.
Finally, as if all this wasn’t sufficient, I am exhibiting at the European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace in September. It is a fantastic show and I know there are lots of other amazing makers showing their work too, so it would be well worth a visit.
Then around the end of November, I will collapse again in time for next year’s Christmas season.
It is such an exciting year for me – I hope you will be joining me on this great journey. For those who dislike it, I apologise for using the ‘J’ word, but it really feels that way for me this year!