For those of you in South Wales, I'm currently exhibiting in the 'Off the Wall' gallery in Llandaff as part of the Women's Arts Association celebration of International Women's Day 2014. From 20th Feb. to 26th March.......do pop in if you're in the area!
So in December I designed my first shawl (yay!) I've always wanted to do it, and this is a very simple one to start with.
It hasn't been blocked yet, and this will make the spaces between the stripes more apparent. Also the lattice border will be more open and lace like. I quite like the little turned up picot edging and I'm pondering on whether to turn it outwards when blocking.
I've also made a pair of Sweet Tea fingerless mittens to match Swoon, photos to follow..........
I've had a wonderful year with a group of friends here who meet monthly to stitch and bitch. It's been great to pass on some of the tradition and eat, knit and laugh with a fabulous bunch of women!
I don't really have any competitive impulse, but I entered this one due to the subject of Nature.
If you feel inclined to vote for me, my entry can be found here:
I can't believe I've neglected my blog for four months! Ok, just finished a new shawl today (crow waltz shawl by Juju Vail) so here's a little slideshow to celebrate. Have been doing a lot of knitting, so I'll post some more soon!
For more details on this lovely pattern, and the yarns I used, visit my Ravelry profile: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/PincusPanther/the-crow-waltz-shawl
I'm really pleased to say that my solo show at the Waterloo Gardens Tea House in Roath is going fabulously! Thank you to everyone who came to the opening; I was very touched by your support. I've made my first sale, another pending, and I've had an enquiry for a commission for a series of works........and that's all in the first week!
Everyone who came to the opening was entered into a draw to win a small piece of artwork.
I'm pleased to say that the winner of my giveaway was my art teacher from high school, Molly Curley.
Molly is a ceramicist and has her own solo show opening at Llanover Arts Centre in Romilly Road on 27th April.
So, here are a couple of pieces from the show, and remember it's on until 8th May if you missed the opening.
I've been working on my first solo show at the Waterloo Gardens Tea House in Roath, Cardiff. Anyone within driving distance is cordially invited to the opening on Thursday 11th April. I am combining it with a giveaway, and all who attend the opening evening will be entered into a draw to win a small mixed media work.
Maybe see you there!
Opening night is this coming Friday 9th November at the Washington Gallery in Penarth, and the show is on until 15th January.
The work has been submitted (phew!) and the little glimpse I had of other artists work promises a varied and interesting show.
I've brought out the Shoreline Triptych for another outing, and hope to sell it this time as I've lowered the price and there's been a lot of interest in it on Pinterest, Flickr etc.
Here's a sneak preview of some other mixed media/fresco panels and canvases I've submitted:
There are also some great crafts for sale by local makers to suit a range of budgets, so why not pop along to the opening for some mulled wine, mince pies and music.............and maybe get some Xmas shopping out of the way at the same time!
Hope to see you there