2015 – Hawick Museum, Farfield Mill and Burnbrae Studio

2015 promises to be an exciting and busy year. I am looking forward to exhibiting again with my friend and colleague, Jan Miller, at Hawick  Museum in the Scottish Borders in April/May and at Farfield Mill  in Sedbergh in July/August.

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I’m looking forward to teaching again at Burnbrae Studio near Kelso in October. We shall be developing work based on African adornment and experimenting with a range of materials including metals and paper clay. The pin brooch above was inspired by a Zulu blanket pin. For more details of the workshop look at www.burnbraehol.co.uk

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Last Autumn  at Burnbrae the workshop was based on ideas from Kanthas. Here are some I bought in Kolkota depicting Indian legends which gave us a starting point.

The students combined kantha quilting with printing and just enjoyed the rhythm of stitching by hand. Just getting started!

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About Mary Sleigh

Textile artist, tutor and author - passionate about fabrics, stitching and helping others to develop ideas.
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