Louise Gardener makes Quilt for Liberty of London

Read more about Louise Gardener’s quilt on Liberty’s own BLOG “Louise Gardiner is bringing embroidery firmly into the 2010s thanks to a unique combination of spontaneity, crafstmanship and creative vision. After a whirlwind career – including an exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery, multiple industry awards and a feature in The …

New artist-in-residence for Claydon House

Looking for something to do over the Easter weekend?  Why not visit Claydon House? A self-taught textile artist who creates ‘paintings’ by hand stitching pieces of fabric together is this year’s artist in residence at Claydon House. By the summer, Barbara Shaw will have produced seven pictures using the stately …

Art Supplies

After a lovely few days staying with friends in Kent, I have returned full of enthusiasm (sort of !!) and also really pleased to be able to pass on a great new art supplier I found completely by chance as we were walking through the lesser trodden ways of Canterbury. It’s …

Beads Up North

As usual, Gordon Halfpenny is running the Beads up North show at Haydock Park Racecourse this year on the 28th July.  It’s a single day event from 10-4.  You can find out more at the address below http://www.beadsupnorth.co.uk/ Gordon also has a shop and mail order business situated in Accrington …

Don’t Procrastinate! Keep in Touch

Procrastination – a fancy word to describe the condition of people who chronically postpone and put off things they know they should be doing – procrastinators in other words. Procrastination is now a respectable subject for psychological study.  Believe it or not, there is actually an international conference run on …