Monday, 26 May 2014
Open Studios 2014
Welcome to Open Studios 2014. I do hope some of you will be able to pop in and visit us and have a look at the lovely things we've made. I am very fortunate to have been invited by my Stitch and Bitch friend Yvonne Autie to share Open Studio space with her at her home this year. Yvonne has done Open Studios for ten years or so and therefore is an 'old hand' - it has been really great for me to have someone who knows the ropes to lead the way through the application process and setting up.
It is a someone symbiotic relationship for us this year - Yvonne happy to have someone sharing the space as she hasn't had chance to produce her usual amount of silver jewellery or rag rugs, and I am so relieved to have someone do the organising as I have been totally consumed with seeing mum through her hip replacement operation, subsequent re-hab, and sadly through the awful, sad, and exhausting process of moving her into a residential care home. There are many things I haven't finished because I just had to stop 'making' while all this happened, but we think we have a pretty good display, bearing in mind this is Yvonne's home, not a white, studio space!
If you are local and have an Open Studios brochure, we are in the West Norfolk section at number 18. The address is Derwent House, 24 Church Street, North Creake, Fakenham. NR21 9AD . Do come and see us! I shall be there Wednesday afternoon 28th May Sunday 1st June all day and Sunday 8th June all day. We are open 10am until 5pm.
You will see my patchwork quilts - this is called Technicolour Compass and is completely machine stitched and quilted. Some of Yvonne's rug-hooked cushions on the chair.
Some of my - mainly wool and felt - cushions.
My colour wash cot quilts and throws.
More quilts - the Birds and Baskets and Sunflower Farm quilts at the back on the window seat.
A couple of vintage linen hangings.
Yvonne in an article about rug making. She is wearing one of her fabulous collaged waistcoats.
And here you can see just some of the beautiful sterling silver jewellery Yvonne makes.
So there we have it, I do hope some of you will make it up to see us, and I hope to have the chance to get out and see some other Open Studios too. If any of you have found this blog hoping to see something of my textile jaunt from this Saturday, it is coming! Photographs as well, but I needed to get this post completed first and life is a little complicated at the moment!