Bunyip Buttons

Did you know that a bunyip is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes?Not quite sure why this button and bead shop is named after one, but if you’re in the Exeter area then why not call in?  I love their …

Ten Plus Textiles @ Garry Olson

It’s great to be able to feature artists who are local to us – Based in the North West, Ten Plus Textiles is a group of 16 textile artists who have recently celebrated 20 years of working with fibres and fabric to create contemporary textile art from a wide range …

Batiks n Beads

Isn’t it wonderful to sew with gorgeous fabrics and notions?  I was at a Ricky Timm’s seminar at the beginning of the year in Oldham and watched all his amazing hand-dyed fabrics being snapped up almost immediately.  By the time he got to mentioning them in his talk they had …

Pauline Burbidge’s Retro Exhibition

Loved the article on Pauline’s work in the Quilter magazine this month.  7th September – 1st December 2012 PB Retro will showcase a wide range of work following the evolution of Pauline’s style from early geometric piecing to the free form, expressive use of collage and stitch, that has become …

Working on New Taster Course

A busy couple of days working on a new taster course for SST’s website.  I’d forgotten that I’d actually taken over 70 photos when making up the prototype, so guess who’s spent the last few hours having to re-size, crop and adjust them! Note to self: be more judicious with …

Tyne and Wear Exhibition

I’ve just today discovered how to personalize the news on Google + – impressive or wot!?Anyhow one of the first things to drop into my personalized space was an article on a new textile collection.Collected Threads: Textiles from the Shipley Craft Collection “This exhibition brings together a range of exquisite …

Textile Arts Website

I wonder how many of your know of Textile Arts Website?  It really is an amazing resource for tutors, traditional and modern techniques, whats on and what’s coming up in the world of textiles. There’s even a week by week diary of a City & Guilds student!! Fiona Dix, who …

University of Cumbria

Thought I would use my blog today to showcase the work of one of the graduates of the MA course in Contemporary Applied Arts from the University of Cumbria.This morning I’ve been talking to the course leader there, Angie Wyman, about showcasing some of their student’s work at the northern …

Inspire Summer Event now Live

Goodness, it’s been a long time coming, but the summer event has now joined the spring one and gone live.  I think if Janet and I had both known just how involved it would all be, we may have thought twice about undertaking something so big.  However most of the …