Saltaire Arts Trial 2022

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be taking part in Saltaire Arts Trial 2022. A selection of my artwork will be on exhibition Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May in The Stitch Society shop within the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Salts Mill, Shipley.

Saltaire Arts Trial 2022 poster featuring the event poster and mill architecture
Saltaire Arts Trial 2022

I’m slowly preparing artworks to show – starting with Sound of the Kenwood Chef and Matchbox Challenge.

red hand embroidered words about my mum's home baking - part of Print It 2022
Sound of the Kenwood Chef

The Arts Trail guides visitors to exhibitions within Sataire village in addition to exhibitions and events within Salts Mill.

I’ll be there during the event and I hope to see many of you there.

Fragments

Fragments is my latest piece of needlework, stitched and assembled during the last two years of Lockdown.

Lockdown was a challenge for me in many ways. Time stood still, my creativity was stagnated and I felt I needed a project to escape the world outside. The solution was to create components for an artwork that I knew would eventually evolve and take shape.

Fragments - hand stitched quarter inch hexagons in eco dyed cotton cloth - reverse of the work.
Fragments – Back of the work.

Non-essential shops were closed so the cloth was sourced from within my own home: old garments, bed and household linens.

Each piece was cut up and dyed during the summer months with plants from my Lockdown garden.

These hexagons formed part of a portable project that kept me focused and occupied.

Hand stitched over quarter inch hexagons with red thread. Started during the first UK Lockdown in March 2020.

Size 20 x 20cm. Red cotton thread, cotton cloth.

Fragments - hand stitched quarter inch hexagons in eco dyed cotton cloth.
Fragments

This piece forms part of a body of work created during Lockdown in the UK.

Print It 2022

I’m pleased to announce that a digital print of Sound of the Kenwood Chef will be on exhibition at Print It 2022. The mixed-media exhibition takes place at Aire Place Studios, Unit 2C, Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS3 1JL, Monday 4th April – Friday 8th April 2022.

red hand embroidered words about my mum's home baking - part of Print It 2022
Sound of the Kenwood Chef
Print It 2022 Poster saying #PrintIt!
Print It 2022 Poster

Please visit the gallery to purchase an exhibition catalogue.