Special COVID-19 Edition

I’m pleased to announce that “Moors of Home ” has been selected by Alice, Lenny & Vanessa curators at Dwell Time, for the Special COVID-19 Edition online publication .

This ongoing virtual exhibition collects art, writing and poetry reflecting on mental wellbeing in the COVID-19 pandemic- and is available to view via this link.

Moors of home embroidered poetry on the website of Dwell Time Special COVID-19 Edition
Screen shot – Dwell Time Special COVID-19 Edition

Size 21 x 27 cm. Hand embroidered and hand stitched with vintage Sylko thread onto cotton cloth Eco printed with leaves and petals from my lockdown garden in Summer 2020.

Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule. In these unprecedented and worrying times, our mental well being and creativity is paramount. Whilst we are confined with limited social interaction, we want to offer online space to explore our responses to the pandemic and social isolation. It’s OK to not be OK and anyone who has any reflections about this is welcome to send them for inclusion on our website. Dwell Time is an award winning, not-for-profit arts publication reflecting on mental well being.

Produced and curated by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley & Lenny Szrama in collaboration with Penistone Line Partnership. Founded in 2018.

Take Time to Smell the Roses – Covid 19

Eco printed cotton cloth with garden leaves. Hand embroidered clock face saying Take time to Smell the Roses

‘Take Time to Smell the Roses – Covid 19’ Artwork Number 249 – SOLD. The National Brain Appeal art works are now for sale! This is the first piece of my embroidery that’s ever been for sale. To visit the on-line gallery or to purchase a piece of art, visit https://www.nationalbrainappeal.org/product-category/artwork-shop/2020/

You can find out more about this piece and A Letter in Mind 2020 charty art exhibition in a previous post. The exhibition is currently on display (unfortunately closed due to Lockdown) at the galley@oxo, Oxo Building, Oxo Tower Wharf, London.

Eco printed cotton cloth with garden leaves. Hand embroidered clock face saying Take time to Smell the Roses
Take Time to Smell the Roses – Covid 19
A Letter in Mind 2020- Envelope on an easel stating "I'm taking Part''. Pstmark with November dates of the Letter in Mind Exhibitions
A Letter in Mind

“A Letter in Mind has gone from strength to strength and this year they are supported by a number of internationally-renowned creatives including Zandra Rhodes, Chantal Joffe, Mark Dion, Morag and Ishbel Myerscough, Billy Mundy, Tim Hopgood, Polly Dunbar and Chris Riddell, to name just a few.”

All artworks are one off art pieces and all priced at £85.

Covid – 19 Update

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits.

As you may already know, in light of the recent global events, all textile events and exhibitions in the UK have been postponed at least until the Autumn.  As these were the main way I met and chatted to the artists which I include in my videos this means I will be making some changes to my uploads for the next few months.

Fortunately, I have a selection of videos waiting for editing for my ‘Meet The Artist’ series which I will upload once they are ready.  I am working on ways to capture virtual interviews with some artists which I hope to bring to you as the year progresses.

I have plans for a number of free tutorials and projects to help us stay creative and maybe learn a new skill or two.  I am also excited to be in the final stages of a number of kits based on my own designs which I will be releasing on my newly designed website very soon.  Make sure you register for the mailing list so you’ll be one of the first to know!

Your continued support is greatly appreciated particularly in these challenging times for all of us and don’t forget to take a stroll through the playlists on my Channel and rediscover some favourites or maybe something you missed first time.  The Channel and Website (old design for now) links are below – please feel free to share with friends and grow our community.

My YouTube Videos 

My Website

Let’s keep talking, keep stitching and stay safe.

Katie @Arnolds-Attic x