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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.


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’)
cArt 008

it begins quietly Emma Wiggington


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/


Grayson Perry: Genius or Mad Man


Grayson Perry: Genius or Mad Man. Great blog by rebecca on Grayson Perry


Greystoke Arts Festival on May Bank Holiday in Cumbria


This Arts Show in Greystoke Church last year was spectacular.  This year it has included textiles and will be even bigger, better and stronger, showcasing the best of Cumbrian Talent.  Go to this page to see the initial page for this show:

See slide show of 2011 festival images below

http://www.flickr.com//photos/potfest/sets/72157626641728512/show/


http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/programme/looking-in-looking-out-lectures


http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/programme/looking-in-looking-out-lectures

http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/programme/looking-in-looking-out-lectures


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