Apologies for the break in posts to this blog. I have had a family emergency and had to go home to Nottingham for a few days. But I am back in Bristol now with lots to blog about once I have had time to take the photos and upload them.
In the meantime, this is a detail of a quilt I made largely in the first flush of enthusiasm for my embellisher. I was looking through some photos the other day and there was a disproportionately large number of photos of this one, so it must be one of my favourites. I made it as part of a series of contemporary samplers which I was lucky enough to have shown for one night only at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, courtesy of a very good friend, Damian O’Doherty, who works at the University of Manchester. The Whitworth is probably the museum for textiles in this country after the Victoria and Albert, and I never imagined my work would ever get over the threshold. The evening ended in an ice-cool cocktail bar in Manchester, and then with a taxi ride with Damian in his Comme des Garcons jacket. Excitement all round.
Normal blogging service will be resumed shortly.