I gave a talk to Halifax Embroiderers’ Guild last Friday. (It is still a bit of a novelty to think complete strangers actually want to sit and listen to me talk about my work for the best part of an hour!) I took along my Spurn sketchbooks and some samples as well as the 10 metre long Spurn Cloth #2. After I spoke we had some fascinating conversations and I met some lovely ladies. We also spread the long cloth out across the floor for everyone to have good look at the detail.
I went to the Private View of Unit Twelve‘s Contemporary Craft Open at the weekend. It was a lovely event with two rooms full of beautiful work and I felt very privileged to have my work included. I was intrigued to see how my concertina books would be placed by the curator, having not been to the gallery before and having posted them off a couple of weeks prior to the exhibition opening. When you’re used to arranging your own work it can be a surprise to see how others choose to do it but it can also be useful and make yo see things differently.