Monthly Archives: September 2012

Textile workshop at Burnbrae near Kelso

I’ve just returned from a week at a Burnbrae, near Kelso and stayed in a cottage just next door to the studio. It’s always fun to teach there as the studio and support is great for students and tutor. Pat … Continue reading

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The gull at the Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Here’s a link to see the gull at the Mini Maker Faire ‘At the end of the Maker Faire the giant seagull went to the barbecue in the park. A little girl and her Mum asked if they could have … Continue reading

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Making book structures in Dublin

The Pearse Museum in Rathfarnham was the venue for two workshops with members of the Irish Guild of Embroiderers. This 18th century house, formerly a school founded by Patrick Pearse, is a great place to visit. There are many original … Continue reading

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Mini Maker Faire, Brighton

Here’s the skeleton of the giant seagull being made and here is the almost completed bird! Have a look at this link to find out more about what happened. http:// makerfairebrighton.com/about/

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Textiles in Sweden

Before my teaching assignment we spent a few days exploring Sweden and were amazed at the textile collection in the cathedral in Uppsala. The Treasury shows a superb collection of wonderful  church textiles from the 13th century onwards. There are … Continue reading

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Broderisymposium 2012 Sweden

The Symposium was a wonderful opportunity for me to visit Sweden for the first time. It was held at Bergby Gard in a very peaceful country setting, so very conducive to learning and sharing ideas and plenty of conversation! There … Continue reading

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