If it's been a bit quiet here it's because I've been busy working towards ' Meanwhile...' exhibition from EDAM course. Only a couple of weeks to go ( RK Burt Gallery, 2-4 July) and the postcard/PV invitation has been printed and I'm thrilled that one of my map tracing experiments were used on the back. I'm still working out how I'm going to display them , it could go to wire...( but then I've always needed a deadline to focus the mind)
And suddenly ( or should that be meanwhile?!) there's a lot of other opportunities over the summer to show my work . Today I went Creek Creative to see Open Exhibition on the theme of ' The Journey' and was pleased to see they'd hung both of the pieces I produced while on CQ retreat in Grasmere ( still haven't blogged about that but I did write a short article for the newsletter). It's on until 23rd June, some interesting work on show and I highly recommend the café.
Looking forward to exhibiting there in September with CQ Kent group 'Edgy Stitchers'.
Also on in the first week of July ( 4th to 7th) is the 'Other Art Fair' and I hope to squeeze in a visit , particularly so I can see the artworks produced for the "Tiny Sketchbook Project"
Initially dismayed by just how small it was and the very thin paper, in the end I really enjoyed making "The Tiny Islands of Sewing Land" and stitching it on the train. The poor quality of the paper proved an advantage when I took rubbings of the stitching.Textile Zentrum Haslach, Austria . The catalogue has been reproduced online here and the exhibition has been promoted as one of the highlights of the European Textile Network conference in July. I'll have to wait until next year to see it, hopefully at Festival of Quilts 2020.
Finally, I don't have anything in this years Festival of Quilts in August but I'm delighted that 'Birchington Breakwaters" was selected for SAQA 'Made In Europe 3' . It will open at the West Country Quilt and Textile show in Bristol 29-31 August . It's a really nice show so a good excuse to go - on my own this time as it's on at the same time as the Hop Festival . After Bristol , the exhibition will tour to venues in France, Netherlands and Germany in 2020.