Thursday, 31 May 2012

Piece in Paper by Tracey Spiers

Tracey Spiers a brilliant free lance journalist has written a piece for Stroud Life Newspaper (weds 30th may edition) about "Curiously Enough" and the BB's, it gives insight into the group and also shows real understanding of the groups ethos, thoughts and individuals practices as a  is a link to the article...Thanks Tracey.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Leading the way to Curiously Enough!

Look out for some Brunel Broderer labels inviting you to the Opening of Curiously Enough!
This one can be spotted at The Makery
If you haven't visited yet then it is simply a must - it is SUCH a wonderful place! This is the Makery Emporium, filled with tempting fabrics, buttons, threads and so much more. Workshop details on the site.
You may see Susi there sometimes too...!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Pompom Making this Weekend!

Pompoms Galore!
Join us for some more Pompom making at the Opening on Saturday afternoon in the beautiful surroundings of Ruskin Mill
Alison will be demonstrating this ancient craft and decorating any unsuspecting tree!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

...Also here is a link to a map of Ruskin Mill... to map of Ruskin Mill
Not long to go until "Curiously Enough" at Ruskin Mill opens...countdown time. Just a quick post about Car parking at Ruskin Mill, it is very limited, however there is disabled car parking available. There is car parking at weekends at Gigg Mill (on the left opposite Ruskin Mill) and Nailsworth Town Hall, have posted a link to Google maps, so that if needs be it can be printed out, hope it helps... see you there!
link to map for town hall car park nailsworth

Sunday, 20 May 2012

POM-POM alert....

Alison Harper will be running an informal POM POM making event at the opening of "Curiously Enough" at Ruskin Mill on Saturday June 3rd 2-4pm....promises to be a chance to be imaginative, colourful and have some this space.

Cheers ladies...BB's together, discussing work, drinking tea, enjoying each others company

Work in progress from Linda Babb for the BB's Ruskin Mill exhibition "curiously Enough". This work is inspired by doorways in far distant lands...

Friday, 18 May 2012

Preparations for Curiously Enough!

Amazing what skills need to be learned when working out framing possibilities!
Fragile pieces for 'Curiously Enough' at Ruskin Mill threaded in a frame within a frame ...

This wonderful drill belonged to my father in law who was a skilled craftsman.

The needle and thread slip through the carefully drilled 1mm holes in the inner frame, hopefully now the work is held by a web of thread and suspended ....
Next task - get it to the framers without incident!!!

Monday, 14 May 2012

'The First Touch of Spring' one of seven pieces going off to The Makers Guild in Wales, Craft in the Bay in Cardiff, as part of an exhibition as guest makers from the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. The exhibition runs from 2nd June to 31st July.This set of work is about the seasons and this one celebrates that moment of change when Winter turns to Spring.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Here are 2 pieces that will be on display at the Glos Guild of Craftsmen Spring Show at the Market House in Tetbury. May 9th-13th. Open 10-6. I will be there on Thursday 10th, demonstrating my ways of working. Do come along and introduce yourself, entry is free and the market house is in the centre of Tetbury - the 17th century building up on plinths.