Sunday, 6 December 2009

I'm finally on Etsy!

Both my art work and jewelery will be available to purchase through Etsy.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show 2009

The Harrogate opens to the public on Thursday 19th November. I will once again be exhibiting with the Embroiderers Guild Graduate Showcase stand. Since the Alexandra Palace show I have been stitching my fingers down to the bone developing a new selection of brooches and smaller framed drawings that relat to the installation piece. This is a response to the feedback I received at Ally Pally where visitors expressed how much they loved my installation, if only there was a way they could take a piece of it home with them.


Beyond the Margins Drawing #2

Beyond the Margins Drawing #4



Sunday, 4 October 2009

Knitting and Stitch Show- Alexandra Palace

October 8th-11th I will be in London exhibiting as part of the 'Graduate Showcase' at the Knitting and Stitch Show. The work on show is a developement of the Bronte Parsonage museum project I first exhibited at New Designers. Installing the piece is going to be a challenge as I only have one day and hundreds of tiny silk letters to indivudualy pin to the wall to spell out the Bronte Verses.

Images from the show:

Monday, 14 September 2009

'Two for Joy'

"Two for Joy' is one of the projects I'm currently working on. It is still very much in its infancy. It is a collaborative jewellery project I'm working on along with Artist Lois Whitehead.

Drawings castin resin

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

New Designers 2009

I was selected to take my Bronte project 'Beyond the Margins' to the New Designers Show in London. This was a really exciting experience for me as it was a change to show my work to a huge audience. I had amazing feedback about the work and some truely weird and wonderful suggestions of where I might take the project next. This is the statement that accompanied the work:

‘Beyond the Margins’

Textile installation piece

I spent some time researching at the Brontё Parsonage Museum in

Haworth, West Yorkshire. The museum is based in the actual house in

which the three sisters lived. The rooms in the museum are laid out like they were when the Brontё family lived there in the 19thcentury.

The house witnessed intense creativity; I felt that traces of it lingered within its walls. My work is a response to my experience

of the museum; it explores the sense of presence felt within the seemingly undisturbed rooms.

Embroidered, silk screen printed and needle punched garments float in space over the simple white furniture, evoking a

metaphysical feel. Laser cut letters compose fragmented sentences from Brontё literature; the words cling to the furniture and

creep across the floor.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Platform Gallery Clitheroe:Yorkshire and Lancashire Textiles Open 2009

An intimate exhibition celebrating the best of the White and Red Rose's textile talent.