Tomorrow, Sunday 29 September 2019, is going to be a busy one for me, so I am sending this week’s blog post out a day early. I’m taking part, along with a number of other local artists, in Seaham Arts Market, which is taking place from 11am to 4pm in a marquee on Terrace Green, right on the sea-front (next to the well-known ‘Tommy’ statue). The event is organised by Creative Pop Community Interest Company and is funded and supported by East Durham Creates.
Amanda Jane Textiles will have a stand where I will be displaying – and selling – quilts and art-cards.
I’m also teaching a workshop at 12.30 and again at 1.30 to make a small decorative textile hanging featuring a robin.
If you can’t get to Seaham, you can still make the decoration by following instructions in this month’s newsletter! (To subscribe to the newsletter, you need to fill in the pop-up form or by sending me a message via the contact form below.)
In other news, Quilt Now 68 is on sale in shops today. You can purchase it online at: www.moremags.com/qn68/ or to find a stockist for Quilt Now in the UK go to: https://seymour.co.uk/storefinder/ (If you are in the US or Australia, the magazine will be out a few weeks later, but you can use the Moremags address above.)
There are two projects of mine in the magazine. The first is a cover for an e-reader (such as a Kindle) in greys and silvers, which uses a metallic fabrics in the patchwork of the cover, in the binding and the closure.
The second, in contrast, uses super-bright colours of hot pink, red, yellow and orange for a set of oven gloves and a pair of gloves, stitched with specialist insulating wadding, to ensure you never burnt your hands on hot dishes!
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