Sunday, 2 June 2013

Wonderful Sock Monkys

A couple of month ago I was introduced to making sock monkeys. Honestly I had never heard of sock monkeys, let alone had the desire to make one. In the Sindano textile group that I belong to one of the other members offered to teach us a workshop and of course I was in. Oh did we have fun. You wouldn't believe the giggles as the monkeys started to shape up and the individual 'personalities' started to emerge.

On the photos you can see our wonderful creations. Who would imagine that each monkey is made from just one pair of socks. All turned out so totally different and cute. Mine is the pink and white striped girl with the turquoise face :-)

When searching the Internet I found this beautiful sock monkey photo instruction on Craftpassion .
I wasn't aware of the sock monkeys had been around since the late 1800. Here is a link to a brief to the history .


Monday, 8 April 2013

Fibrefusion, Contemporary Textile Art Group, at Snape Maltings April 2013!

Fibrefusion, the textile art group that I belong to, will be exhibiting at The Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Nr. Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP17 1SR, England from Thursday 25th April – 1st May 2013. The exhibition is open daily 10am – 5pm and there is no admission charge.

The theme for this, our brand new, exhibition is ‘Structure’. The theme has been interpreted in lots of exciting and very innovative ways by Fibrefusion' 14 group members pushing the boundaries within textile and fiber art.  For more information about Fibrefusion and our publications please visit Fibrefusions website
We feel very fortunate to be exhibiting at the beautiful Snape Maltings  with its very tempting) shops, restaurants, the fabulous concert hall and music festival initiated by Benjamin Britten. If you have more time available, then what about a spot of hiking in the stunning countryside?  A visit to Snape Maltings is always a great day out regardless the weather.

We look forward to see you at our exhibition which will include a separate sales area. Group members will be available all days during our exhibition and will happily answer the questions you might have.
The work show in here is a taster of my body of work 'Plain | Simple' which will be on display in the exhibition.