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Pattern Cutting Sunday 20th September: create paper pattern for a dress


If you fancy an idyllic Sunday 20th September creating a perfect paper pattern for a dress to fit and suit your figure type. We work in a magnificent location with lovely homemade lunch, ring Annie and book onto a course at the Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Cumbria.   http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/textiles.htm…

There are spaces available so book early. Looking forward to seeing you there – you get a free copy of my E-book, ‘Be Remarkable’.

Lovely colourful shift dress

Lovely colourful shift dress

Straight fitted sleeveless dress

Straight fitted sleeveless dres

Hermes style dress with a lovely pink band at the hem

Add sleeves or jacket to make it more formal.

Add sleeves or jacket to make it more formal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you did one last year then come along and build your sleeve and collar patterns.  You can easily alter neckline, shape of dress, fabric weight and pattern hem length and width to create a multitude of styles.  Just change the fabric and change the look and season – so easy – make more roomy and add a turle neck for autumn.Hope to see some of you there.


Izzy Blow Show


Issy Blow Show

http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/isabella-blow-fashion-galore

Fashion galore: was a great exhibition and a must for fashion lovers, if you haven’t seen it get there as soon as you can, it didn’t have rave reviews as it was compared to the amazing Philip Treacy exhibition ‘When Philip met Isabella’ – which I must admit is difficult to top.

This is quite different, also an important show and certainly of its time as it shows the union between Philip Treacy and Alexander McQueen and was a great tribute to the work that Izzy Blow did, bringing them into the public eye and bringing them together, some really interesting info on her background too, but the assembled outfits and the presentation was certainly amazing and kept her spirit alive, see the example below.


Mira Schendel + Paul Klee


Mira Schendel

See this review on a-n website of the Tate Modern exhibition, which I could not give my energy too after viewing the Klee – Making Visible EY Exhibition.

http://www.a-n.co.uk/interface/reviews/single/4175961

but I found this insight very interesting and accurate, but the exhibition is best seen alone as it is powerful an not try to do the two at once.

Mira Schendel exhibition at Tate Modern

I have got to say that the Klee exhibition was amazing too and particularly appealed to m y textile sensibillities due to the colours used and how they were combined  it was a mastery of colour, paint and portrayal of movements, altered realities and  emotions.  Part of my personal issue was seeing Mira Schendel’s mono-chromatic work after that was difficult, but both exhibitions are incredibly powerful in their own right.

Paul Klee, Fire at Full Moon 1933

Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany)

Paul Klee Fire at Full Moon 1933


20 x 20


Brewery Arts Kendal 25th Sep and Rheged on 4th Oct 2013

Brewery Arts Kendal 25th Sep and Rheged on 4th Oct 2013

Arts Events

Contemporary Vision: 20 x 20

as part of the C-Art Cumbria Arts Open Studios event 14th – 29th Sep 2013

‘Contemporary Vision: 20 x 20’ Pecha Kucha Style Event at the Rheged Centre,Penrith, Cumbria Fri 4th Oct at 7.00pm. Come along @ 6pm to have drinks, eat in the cafe and socialise. The artists will present 20 images of their work in a dynamic paced event followed by a short debate. The ’20 x 20 vision’ event will have a broad selection of C-Artists, including Simon Whalley, Rosie Wates, Christine Hurford and Alex Jakob -Whitworth, Debby Akam and many more …..

See info about the C-Artists open studios below:

Maggi Toner-Edgar will be showing some of the textiles and photographs which make up her story ‘Thinking Caps’ @ Stuart Broadhurst’s Gallery ‘Holly House Barn’ in Askham from 14th Sept until 29th September. Maggi will be sketching in the Askham gallery at the weekends 14/15/21/22/ and 28/29 and will be happy to chat about the research behind the book.

A selection of this work will be on show at the 20 x 20 Vision at Brewery Arts

20 x 20 Event

20 x 20 Event


Contemporary Vision: 20 x 20. Dynamic Visual Arts Performance Event


 

        PECHAKUCHA poster

Come to the first 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha Style Event at the Florence  Mine, Egremont, Cumbria  Wednesday 11th Sept at 7pm. Ticket booking recommended at 07773158941  There will be a selection of artists presenting 20 images of their work in a dynamic paced evening followed by a short debate, where you can glean more info about their process. The ’20 x 20 vision’ event will come closer to you (Tullie House 18th Sept/ Kendal Brewery Arts 25th Sept/ Rheged on 4 Oct) with a broad selection of C-Artists, including Mark Gibbs, Simon Whalley, Rosie Wates, Christine Hurford, Rosie Alcock and many more…..

See info about the Florence Artists below:

First Jill Davis of the Florence Paintmakers who make the ‘Egremont Red’ pigment will explain how their  work is inspired by the haematite powder of Florence Mine

Florence Paintmakers – launched their hand-made artists’ materials, based on the local rich red iron oxide, which can vary from a vivid blood red to a deep purple, depending on the particle size. The ore used for paint production has been ground to a fine powder which releases the rich russet colour which typifies Egremont Red.

Florence Mine was renowned for the quality of its ore and was the last deep haematite mine in Western Europe when it closed down in 2008. Florence Mine has now re-emerged as an Arts Centre which is where the event will take place incorporating  one of the Florence Paintmakers.  Other artists include: Tim Wood, Julia Wilmot and Dawn Mills.  Come and see a visual arts performance event with a difference.

47. De Bono circle  
Other artists featured below include, Maggi Toner-Edgar (left)  and Emma Wiggington ( btm)
Kieth Snell (middle-  at the Tullie House Event showing his photographs from the ‘End of the World’)
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it begins quietly Emma Wiggington


Artist Pecha Kucha style event


Leaflet-2

Souvenir leaflet of artists names and images.

Souvenir leaflet of artists names and images.

 

To book: http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/

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What is the creative process?
What makes artists tick?
Why do they create in the way they do?
What does it mean?
Will it inspire you to do it?
If you feel intrigued by some of these questions or you would like to meet for a social evening in the Tullie House Museum/Gallery from 5pm onwards, either get involved in the discussion or simply listen to 7 artists talk about why they feel contemporary fine and applied arts help to enrich our world. Its is a PECHA KUCHA style evening event which means time in the gallery for a drink and a chat. This is a social event, not a lecture but an exciting dynamic presentation, more like a visual arts performance, I will explain on my facebook page for those who click and look otherwise it is
20 slides from each artist x 20 seconds per slide and only 20 important words per slide,
to sum up each image. After this the Q&A session time allows us to debate and get deeper into the discussion artists and audience.
If you wish to see the work discussed go to the C-Art website to see images from the speakers:
Ian Wright, Mark Gibbs, Sephanie Leighton, Christine Hurford, Maggi Toner-Edgar, Caroline Dalton and Sarah Tew
Tickets: £ 3 (£ 2.50 concessions or C-Art members)

Late opening of Gallery, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Lecture theatre 7.00pm-9.00pm
Bar open 5.00pm-7.00pm.


PECHA KUCHA NIGHT


Please come along to the Pecha Kucha Night at the Kirkgate Arts Centre, CPecha Kucha Night Posterockermouth Cumbria at 7pm on Tuesday 4th and the 11th September. Please see poster of artists involved whose work you can also see on the
http://www.c-art.org.uk site plus if interested links below to
look at what the professional artists are doing with this 20 x 20 Format.
Pecha Kucha also have a Facebook page if you want to see the numbers of
people who are caught up in this. It is a rapid paced viral art and design
even that has been taking certain cities by storm, coming to Cockermouth,
please come along and bring friends the doors open at 7pm but if you wish to
reserve a ticket email me and I will keep you one on the door –
http://c-art.org.uk/2012/08/10/pecha-kucha-c-art-event/


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