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I am opening 22 and 23rd and then 29 & 30th April.  (no. 38)

Please do come along for a chat or at least to point and laugh. I will be doing quick demos on demand through out – rough timings for these will be on my facebook textiles page by the end of the week and bookings available for ‘ I want to try that….’ opportunities.

My event happens in my workroom – the question is- how far from the usual chaos does it need to be? Yes it should be a workspace rather than a the perfect white gallery, but  stuff has to come out so that I fit people in, the walls

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have to cleared so that work can be displayed. And having cleared stuff out – where do I put it?

No new work this week – just a quick taster/ teaser.

https://www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk/index.php –  Do check out the event website, there is so much going on and some fabulous makers around – who knows who is living down your road or just round the corner?




Big Beastie revealed

This is  how far it has got –

At least it is out of the shower ( guests appreciated that). It had half an hour of stitching but the only place I could put it for the week end was on the tall wall at the head of the stairs.  Over the two days it has hung more and more lop sided.P1050409

So at the moment it is hanging under tension over one of the bedroom doors. ( the guests  escaped before their room was quite effectively barricaded.) I intend to steam it gently and hope it relaxes. Doubt that it go back into a perfect rectangle but it should agree to get a bit closer than it is.P1050410

I find the over piece a bit stark still, overly dramatic, but in sections I really like it. Because the contrast in approaches, in the surface textures , works well,  the difference between the linear  banking, the wall and the dense mat of the  trees needs no restrictive outlines or defined edges.  Maybe the trees are  a little too dense  but I am looking at it with winter eyes, used to bare branches, and these are  pines.  The photos are not brilliant, the colours are deadened and duller, but when it comes off the door …….

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