Saturday, 23 November 2013

… itching to get stitching …..

Last week whilst I was in London I had the great pleasure to meet up with Christine Green who will be leading the first patchwork workshop for Les Soeurs Anglaises in August of next year.  Christine has had an amazingly creative career;  Graphic Designer for the BBC, film producer and director of "The Art" series (see her short film on another of our workshop leaders, Julie Arkell),  needlepoint work for the Contemporary Textile Gallery London, Head of Film and Animation at the Kingston University and much, much more.  With a huge,  eclectic array of talents under her belt, her focus has turned towards pushing the boundaries of the art of stitching and patchwork and I was bowled over by her plans for the workshop she will be leading here next year.

Here is some of her work, as well as that of Claire Wellesley-Smith (another of our incredibly versatile workshop leaders who will be dyeing and stitching her way through a five-day event in May called Slow Colour and Stitch);  plus some mouthwatering pieces from various patchworkers around the world that we just love!  (Apologies to those uncredited images that we have collected over the years.  Do let us know if you recognize the artist/crafter and we will happily add their names and website)

Not entirely a patchwork, but a beautiful piece of needlework produced by Christine and featured in issue 15 of our favorite mag, UPPERCASE.  

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

… beautiful minds…...

…. Thought it time to show off one or two pieces of the beautiful work done by participants on the various workshops at Les Soeurs Anglaises this year.