After opening our studio at Stafford Mill for the Select Trail for the last 5 years, we took a break in 2015 and enjoyed being tourists and visiting local artists and craftsmen for a change. But in May 2016 I decided to join in again and took the opportunity to exhibit at Atelier Stroud, along with Heloise of Pink Frazada, Heather Haskins (Atelier’s resident seamstress), Francesca … Read More Guest Exhibiting at Atelier for Select 2016
So….the last two blog posts have been about pieces I made for a collaborative photo-shoot….well here is the 3rd and final piece! The dress was made from 8 metres of pure silk taffeta with a lace-up back and flower corsage at the waist. I wanted to make a Pre-Raphaelite style floral crown to go with it, and Emmie was able to save some of … Read More And Finally….here’s the last one I made!
I have lived in Stroud for 10 years now, and feel very lucky to have settled in such a beautiful, vibrant and creative area. Nearly everyone you bump into is an artist or maker of some sort, or closely related to one. There is a strong history of the textile industry with many old weaving and spinning mills, often built by the river Frome … Read More Creativity in the Stroud Valleys