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Nec Fashion Stitch and Embroidery Show 2015

Nec Fashion Stitch and Embroidery Show 2015

Textile Connection spent an enjoyable 4 days at the NEC last weekend exhibiting their latest exhibition based on ‘Canals’. We met up with many friends and our sketchbooks and 3D pieces were a valuable addition to our exhibition.

Bellfields Junior School Sketchbook Workshop

Bellfields Junior School Sketchbook Workshop

The workshop was aimed at looking at the role of sketchbooks in schools. A sketchbook is a very personal space in which to explore, experiment and take risks trying out ideas as well as to develop and enhance skills. It is a safe place in which to relax, have fun and consider what you like, […]

Playing with colour

Playing with colour

Enjoyed using a magazine photo as an inspiration to make a sample this week…it will go into my sample sketchbook winter sketchbook now put together

Aurora borealis

Aurora borealis

This picture in my sketchbook inspired me to start a scroll book  project using an idea from Ineke Beryln-thank you Ineke you have got me started again! Using all my precious scraps I started to play and got my taste colour again. A scroll book is like a mini sketchbook in fabric…..great fun!

2015 The Year of The Sheep…….

Creatively 2014 ended for me in August! Sadly family illness put everything on hold but hopefully things are beginning to get back on track! Textile Connection are planning their future exhibitions and I am looking forward to running a course on Sketchbooks and giving a talk at the Embroiderer’s conference in Gloucester.

Good News-Textile Connection

We are all delighted to be exhibiting at the NEC next year in March……Our Exhibition is entitled ‘Line’…….

Kingswood Nursery and Infant Centre

Kingswood Nursery and Infant Centre

You only have to look at these Linda’s photos of our wonderful day to see the fun we had at Kingswood. It was one of those days when the place, the people ,the weather and the activity were ‘just right’ as goldilocks would have said.

Kingswood Nursery and Infant Centre

Friday 12th July-I had the most wonderful day at this centre, it is an amazing place for both adults and children alike. We had a felt making workshop and each one of us left one of our samples to go in a hanging to inspire others.We started in the yurt looking at a fleece Mags […]

Nunnery Wood Primary School Workshop

Nunnery Wood Primary School Workshop

The Year s 5 and 6 children had been studying canal art and they used this research to inform their work on the 3 felt panels we made today. The children worked really well and I was particularly impressed with the paired partnership work. Thank you for inviting me I really enjoyed the workshop. A […]

Forge Needle Museum Exhibition-Stretching Boundaries

Forge Needle Museum Exhibition-Stretching Boundaries

 The Midlands Textile Forum had a very successful and enjoyable exhibition hosted by Forge Mill Redditch.