My biggest event of the year is finally upon us! Although I have been working towards this since the beginning of January, I feel like I have put it all together in the last couple of weeks. I will have my full range on display including Felt Pictures, Textile Trinket Boxes, Felt Jewellery, Textile and Resin Jewellery and Printed items.
I have made five larger felt pictures especially for the event along with a selection of smaller pieces.
Crofter's Cottage above is pictured next to one of my 12 x 12 cm pieces in a standard 25 cm box frame. It gives you an idea of the scale I've been working on and the quality of the larger frames.
Below is 'Iona Waters' which is slightly bigger.
I've been adding to my range of Textile Trinket Boxes as well and hope to sneak a few more makes in before the end of the week.
New jewellery pieces include these Felt Heart Pendants with large metal focal hearts.
More rings too!
Some new Textile Cuff Bracelets have also made it off the work table. I really enjoyed making these as I haven't had time to make any for about a year!
These ones are a mix of sari silk, velvet scraps and merino fibre.
I have a good stock of printed items as well including the new Mouse Mats, Mugs, Notebooks and Cards.
I took my mugs up the Quiraing on Skye for a photo shoot. It was very windy and bit showery but I got these quick shots.
I did a quick count when I was packing my brooches into a box and I have made over 100 this year! New to the range are these Donegal Tweed Leaf's in lovely soft colours.
I have also made quite a lot of my Textile and Resin jewellery in different designs. Mostly in my favourite purples and turquoises but there are a few other colours in the mix also.
These are just a few snapshots of what I have been up to. My favourite thing about Open Studios is having two whole rooms to display my work in instead of a six foot table at shows. I also really enjoy welcoming everyone along and giving you all an insight into some of the processes involved in making my work.
And I am delighted to say that I now accept card payments at all my events! This is a fantastic little device which I have used lots already this month. It's quick and secure and very convenient.
So come along and see me at
64 Commercial Road,
I'm having a preview night on Friday 2nd May 7 - 9 pm and will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10 - 6 pm.
Free refreshments are available and we have a comfy couch and rest room facilities for weary travelers (and a daily newspaper and lots of cake for less interested husbands!)
You can find directions and details about all the other participants taking part on our website here