Sunday, 12 March 2017

Small Things of Beauty

Finding inspiration in a building long-empty of human activity;
a solitary, fractured wing from the Small British Tortoiseshell butterfly.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017


This large, sunshine-lidded, glass jar was once filled with boiled sweets and could have been found gracing the shelves of a local paper shop (remember those..?). The sweets are long gone but the jar has found a new purpose as the home of a recently completed Silva Populi. Both jar and Silva Pop' can be seen in 'Branching Out' the latest group exhibition to open at the Apple Store Gallery in Hereford this weekend. Catch it if you can.
4th March - 29th April 2017
Apple Store Gallery, Unit 1 Rockfield Road, Hereford HR1 2UA

Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Sewcial at theYARD:artspace

The first Sewcial of the year is in the bag, and wow, what a fantastic day it was in the company of an enthusiastic and lively bunch of stitchers!
The workshop took place at artist Sue Brown's creative hub, theYARD:artspace in Cheltenham. 
As you may recall, no one knows what the workshop topic will be for a Sewcial until they arrive. Yesterday's group found themselves focusing on the concept of positive and negative space, experimenting with eyelet and needle weaving techniques and facing the challenge of how to apply these principles to a glass jar (the jar having negative space within it). The photo's demonstrate some of the day's sampling activity.
Sue Brown's bird prints have their beady eyes on the Sewcial suitcase treasures...

Sue Brown hard at work in the print studio while the Sewcial gathering stitched on.

If you'd like to try your hand at a Sewcial challenge the next workshop will take place on Friday 8th September 2017, once again, at theYARD:artspace. There are a limited number of spaces available so it really is best to book early. For more details please follow the link HERE

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Branching Out

We will have a small body of work included in this mixed-medium group exhibition next month. Exhibiting at the Apple Store Gallery will be a first for us - with a title like 'Branching Out' how could we refuse to take part..?

You are cordially invited to the opening on Saturday 4th March 2017. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Hibernation and Activity

Things may have seemed a little quiet on here of late as the Owl and the Hare (Murgatroyd & Bean) have been taking a hibernation of sorts. Please don't imagine that the Human has been slacking during their slumbers, she has been busy studying for a masters degree which is keeping her on her toes and sadly limiting the time available for other things.
However, we're about to get active!

With the evenings drawing out just that little bit and the promise of Spring around the corner, the gang are looking forward to venturing forth for the first workshop of the year -The Sewcial at the Yard:artspace in Cheltenham on 24th February. All of the places for this workshop are booked but we're pleased to announce that we'll be running another Sewcial at theYard:artspace in September. To find out more and to book a place please read on HERE.
These will be the only Sewcial workshops available this year so if you'd like to take part, do book early.

Righto, as you were. Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

'Wait a Little'

Time will tell but here's to 2017 unfurling into a most splendid year...


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