Tuesday, 31 January 2012

A New Venture!

Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath.... You have to try something...
So - if you look here you will see I have begun to piece and patch and layer my own blog!
Do please visit if you would like to, and watch it take shape.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Mapping the Future: where are you now?

As we said in this post Textile Forum South West have an exhibition coming up in Taunton, Somerset
As 8 BB's are in TFSW we thought it would be good to put up a post inviting you to come and see our work!

Browse the blog here
Click on the invitation
to read more!

Friday, 20 January 2012

We were delighted and honoured to be reviewed by Embroidery Magazine for our show 'Curiouser'...? at the Silk Mills in Frome.
Buy a copy of the Jan /Feb issue http://embroidery.embroiderersguild.com/index.html and read all about it!

Friday, 13 January 2012

The Broderers Discuss!

This week an unexpected surprise happened - I found Alison, Liz and Kay having coffee in my sitting room! Not planned and what a treat!
One of the greatest strengths of the BB's is shared creative dialogue - looking at work together and discussing strengths, ways to develop, uncertainties and emerging thoughts. Before long work appeared out of bags to look at - the 'Mapping the Future' Textile Forum South West Exhibition is coming up soon and we all felt like some BB support! This kind of sharing of work is invaluable for artists and it reminds me we need to try to make time for it to happen!

Detail from 'A Route Through' - Susi Bancroft

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Mapping the Future, 'where are you now'?

Map Strings - photo Janet Haigh 
Textile Forum South West here have an exciting Exhibition coming up from 23rd February - 24th March 2012. Liz Harding, Kay, Alison, Liz Hewitt, Susi, Jan, and Carolyn from the BB's are TFSW members and will be exhibiting work (as well as some of us juggling organising, curating, blogging and pompom interventions!)
It will be at the Brewhouse, Taunton here 
The exhibition follows a stimulating TFSW Conference in 2011 about Mapping the Future.
The dedicated blog gives more details and posts from artists of work in progress! Have a look here