Notes from the Studio

I’ve been busy in the studio for the last few weeks, getting kits ready for my Artlink Creative Toolkits Project activities and teaching embroidery classes with Workshop. I have to admit that my own practice has taken a backseat and I’ve been feeling uninspired recently.

I’m excited that my studio refurbishment will be starting in the next couple of weeks, the first thing to go is my fireplace with a pretty useless gas fire. It will give me extra wall space and no drafts from the chimney. I have to strip all the wallpaper and paint the walls white ready for my new laminate flooring to be laid, I can’t wait to get rid of the bouncy carpet that makes everything wobble.

On Tuesday afternoons, I’ve been enjoying some time to catch up with people at Make Space, an online meet up for Arts and Minds members. We drink tea, chat and work on our own projects and it’s a great opportunity to share ideas and get inspired. I started a new Stitchscape this week, my first Scarborough inspired one.

I’ve also been reflecting on my previous work about family history and maps as part of some new pieces for an exhibition opportunity in the autumn. It’s been great sharing my map inspirations with a friend as part of her research too. You know I love a map, embroidered or otherwise.

After being accepted to Prism Textiles in 2020, I’ve joined the marketing team to help out with social media. For lots of inspiration you can visit their website and Instagram.

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