Monday, 17 October 2011

Head and Nerve Powder.

I've just remembered that I didn't ever get around to writing a blog about the embroidery piece I did for the August/September window display of 'Fabric Magic'. - I finished it the night before set-up!

As a part of the Trowbridge August Festival I was invited to produce a piece of work based on the historical town of Trowbridge and allowed to curate my work within the space. I collected a couple of old pharmaceutical bottles and tins and curated a window based on the old Aplin's Chemist that once stood nearby. [ On Fore Street]
My camera chose the trip to Trowbridge to die so unfortunately I don't have any images of the window itself.

The embroideries are based on old prescriptions, labels and packaging that I found in the museum mounted on a piece of needle-punch embroidery made up of found cottons and linens.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Knitting, Vintage and Gin.

Our stall

My knitting and head-wears.

Some 'Bellows' treasures.

Here's my face by our stall.

On Tuesday evening I met my lovely friend Leah of Bellows Vintage and we shared a stall at the Angel Bar [ 125 Hurst Street, Birmingham] for their monthly vintage fair, 'Vintage night at the Angel Bar'.

It was buzzing with vintage sellers, creative jewellery recyclers and the occasional stall of handmade items. I showed my knitting alongside Bellows' beautiful vintage and found treasures.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Makeshift Market

Just a couple of photos I took of my stall at the Makeshift Arts and Crafts Market which I was involved with back in August. Makeshift Market was a fundraiser for the charity FairBridge West Midlands which supports young people in the local community.

There was a lovely array of different local crafters, musicians and vintage sellers who had a mix of treasures to behold, and a happy [If slightly drizzly] day was had by all!