Last year saw a new section open up at the Auction Mart, increasing the size for exhibitors, I was on stand K260 on a corner of the new extension. If you found me there, I will be on the same stand again this year, alongside Jackie Lunn and Jane Cummins.
I have been running day workshops since 2005 near where I live, I never planned this, sometimes things just happen. I am a Feltmaker first and foremost, I am addicted to the process, I experiment far too much as my mind bursts with ideas. The workshops started as a follow on from an ArtsWeek project I delivered at our local school. The project was for the children, but the "helpers" were fascinated with the process too. I arranged a day for the grown ups and the rest is history as they say. Prior to the workshops commencing I had been making Felt for ten years, exploring techniques and possibilities, constantly discovering new ways, sometimes through planning but sometimes by accident!
This year I have been invited to deliver workshops around the country, I hope to meet up with more Feltmakers on my journeys. Below is a brief diary date of where and when I will be during 2013.
Hutton Buscel, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, various dates throughout the year.
March 9th IFA Kendal, Cumbria Natural Vessels
April 29th/30th Wonderwool Wales 2 Day Workshop
May 4th Joe Cornish Gallery Workshop, Northallerton, North Yorkshire
June 1st The Dutch House Workshop, Crayke, near Easingwold
September 15th IFA Great Missenden, Seed Workshop
October 4th/5th Cober Hill Residential Felt Weekend
April 27th/28th WonderWool Wales, Builth Wells
June 28th/29th Woolfest, Cockermouth, Cumbria
July 27th/28th FibreEast, Bedford
September 28th/29th Yarndale, Skipton, North Yorkshire
There are a few other events in the pipeline which I will share when I can.