This is my third year of selling embroidered textile panels - large and small - through various Highland galleries. I am delighted with the response and sales are building every month. In particular, Ceàrd - a new art and craft gallery in Ullapool - is doing a brilliant job of promoting and selling my work. And, recently, I have also received a few commissions for large panels, which is very gratifying.
But I am most excited to have finished a large body of work for exhibition at the Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, which is running from 23rd of August until the 3rd of October . The exhibition comprises of a series of large-format textile embroideries and is called Assynt Sutras.
And after a successful Christmas exhibition at the Macphail Centre, Ullapool, last year, Chris and Yvonne are kindly allowing me to return for their 2015 Christmas exhibition. Once more, I will be joined by David Young, who utilises the natural curves and markings to be found in the wind-blown trees from his own garden to make intricately-patterned furniture and artefacts such as mirror frames and clocks. The exhibition will again have trees as the theme and the title will be Enchanted Wood.
2016 is not so far away now and my enthusiasm for stitching is undiminished. So, my plan is to spend the winter months researching for a new theme in my textile work, focussing on the sea and shore and held together under the title of A Sea of Stitches.
To see a full list of exhibitions and dates, go to Textile Exhibitions.
To find out where you can see and buy my recent work, have a look at the Stockists page.
A New Adventure into Print
All of my textile work is in response to the environment in which I live. Over the last few years, some distinct themes have started to emerge and so it has been possible to group the works together under titles such as Assynt Sutras, which is the title of the exhibition of fourteen large panels currently on display at the Ceilidh Place, Ullapool. And so I have decided to celebrate each theme by publishing a short run of a high-quality book, complete with photographs by Ricky Frew and text written by myself.
The publication is just at the development stage, but should be completed this autumn. If you think you might be interested in buying one, please e-mail me and I will let you know when it is ready to send out.
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