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Hello and welcome to my blog, where I love to share a little of my life with you...I am so lucky to be a textile artist and maker...inspired by the beautiful countryside around me and by all sorts of things in my life....if you fancy a creative WORKSHOP take a look here or taking a peep at what's in my ETSY shop click here...thank you for paying me a visit today!



Wednesday, 5 June 2013

the Art of surprise...

Spring Fling...was fantastic...and later in the week following a delicious lunch at Little Salkeld Watermill...a chance picking up of a leaflet...a stunning drive across the wild country from Cumbria to Northumberland via Alston ...and down a tiny country road going we are not sure where...
 

...and daughter mine and myself arrive...at a lovely house and garden with such a view, open the door and find ourselves in a clean white space...

full of colour and texture and a wealth of paintings and textiles...we have found an exhibition of art work by Kate Jackson, Rachel Phillimore and Jane Willis...whose house we are now in...


paintings, ceramics and glorious textiles, a chance to see rug making and to talk to Rachel, all in a beautiful space and in a relaxed way...serendipity has led us to a rich visual feast...
 



I loved Jane's paintings but... my heart is textile through and through...


Kate recycles fabrics to create stunning quilts, hours of patient work...









and Rachel likewise takes all manner of fabrics and slowly creates rich textural pieces of art...




















can you see why I got rather exited?

we then went to the next village and found Kate's studio where she runs wonderful workshops, above a lovely village shop and cafe, she has a room full of textile treasure...here and you can see more of Jane's work here and Rachel's here...just wish you could have been there with me to see it too, hope you enjoy it second hand...

Emmaxx




6 comments:

Joy said...

Beautiful, beautiful work Emma - thank you so much for bringing your lovely pics to us, I so enjoyed the tour!
Joy x

Emmie and Emma said...

Thanks Joy, it's a pleasure to share what I enjoy and so glad you liked it too! Emmax

forgetmenots blue said...

Looks like a great day out.The exhibition you came across looks very interesting. Lots of great looking work with materials looks like fun x

BlackberryCrumble said...

Wow, such amazing colours and textures... I shall have a cup of tea later and look through the rest of your blog. Thank you xx

kate said...

I was so pleased to meet you! Thank you for taking our little leaflet and exploring the unknown! I hope to see you at Woolfest and enjoy seeing your work too. Your pictures here are so lovely!
Kate

TACIStudio said...

Even though I cannot be there in person I really feel almost like I was there. Great tour and I'm so happy to live in such a great world with so many talented people. :)