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  1. November Fairs

    November 10, 2017 by Sarah

    This Sunday 12th November sees the return of the annual ‘Craft-y-Crawl’. From 12 noon to 4pm you can follow a map to visit various crafters/makers at different venues around the Bishopthorpe Rd/Southbank area. Location details can be found here: interactive map.¬†I’ll be with 5 other makers in the Golden Ball pub on Cromwell Road. We’ll have a great range of art and craft for sale and you could treat yourself to a swift drink at the same time! Then on the weekend of 18th/19th November I’m in Pen 48 at ‘Crafts in the Pen‘ in Skipton. A huge array of different makers will be there from all over Yorkshire and Lancashire. Come and feast your eyes!

    buttons galore


  2. Pop Up half term activity

    October 31, 2017 by Sarah

    Looking forward to this Thursday 2nd November when I’ll be part of the Pop-Up activities at Ethel Ward playing field in Haxby, 10am to 12 noon. We’ll be playing with autumn leaves and animal figures to create a mobile!

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  3. Bereavement Festival, York

    May 9, 2017 by Sarah

    This week is the Before I Die festival in York. A range of different events and  activities to help people prepare for Рand learn more about Рdeath, dying and bereavement. I will have some of my keepsake/memory-making art pieces at the Information Hub at York Theatre Royal on 11th May (11am to 2pm) and also at Briar House, Club Chambers on Museum Street on 14th May (11am to 12.30pm). Come and have a chat about how to turn those precious items hidden away into pieces of art for your home.

    Commemorative book - christening photo

    Commemorative book – christening photo


  4. Exhibition in York Minster

    September 4, 2015 by Sarah

    From Saturday 5th September some of my work is in the Diverse Threads‘ exhibition at York Minster. Located in the North Transept, there is a range of work from group members which can be viewed until 20th September when the Minster is open (entrance fees apply). Below is a section of one of my stitched paper pieces inspired by a marble owl in the cathedral, entitled ‘Be Still’.

    Be Still - section


  5. Diverse Threads exhibition ends 17th July

    July 12, 2014 by Sarah

    Next week is the last chance to view the Diverse Threads exhibition entitled ‘Water’s Edge’ at The Station Gallery in Richmond, North Yorkshire. The final day for viewing is Thursday 17th July before all our lovely pieces are taken down on the Friday. For opening times, visit The Station’s website: Richmond Station. To view our group’s website, visit Diverse Threads. The picture shows a detail from my 3D piece entitled ‘Courtship at Station Bridge, Richmond’ inspired by Edward Lear’s poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’.
    Courtship at Station Bridge, Rich


  6. School workshops – folk tales

    July 12, 2014 by Sarah

    June has been crazily busy with a series of workshops in schools as part of the ‘Eastern European folk tales’ project in and around Bishop Auckland. The project has focused on folk tales from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. As the visual artist for the project, I worked in 14 schools as well as running a series of mini workshops for over 500 pupils during a Sharing Day! In school, the Year 3/4 pupils were able to spend the morning trying out different printing techniques; and in the afternoon, we did some stitching. The children learnt about the culture, language and use of colour and were able to create their own pages for a book. They used the lino, string print and block prints I created based on traditional folk motifs linked to the stories. It was a lot of fun and the children really enjoyed themselves by getting paint everywhere! E. European folk art


  7. ‘Water’s Edge’ exhibition in Richmond, N. Yorks

    April 25, 2014 by Sarah

    I’m part of the mixed media group ‘Diverse Threads’ and our exhibition entitled ‘Water’s Edge’ comes to The Station Gallery in Richmond from 21st June to 17th July 2014. Come and view it during the day or evening when The Station is open. I plan to exhibit a piece inspired by Edward Lear’s poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and also my re-worked piece entitled ‘Workaday blues’ inspired by Japanese boro work.Workaday blues


  8. Decora’s exhibition at Otley Courthouse

    November 4, 2013 by Sarah

    Yesterday we had the Preview for Decora’s first textile art exhibition! From Monday 4th to Saturday 30th November 2013 our work is on display at Otley Courthouse in West Yorkshire. Decora, based in North Yorkshire, are showcasing the varied textile art work of its 12 members. Opening hours are those of the venue: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm www.otleycourthouse.org.uk

    I entered a trio of new pieces inspired by woodland animals which I have been working on for some time. The picture shows one of the pieces in progress – like the ‘Enclosure’ piece on display in the pub (see below), the image has been created using recycled paper, fabric and thread and has a 3D feel to it.

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  9. Exhibition in the local pub!

    October 22, 2013 by Sarah

    Last Thursday there was a Preview of an exhibition by the Open Art Surgery collective. This is a group of local artists – of which I’m one – and we responded to the theme of ‘Your Place in Space’. The exhibition is in the Garden Room at the Golden Ball pub in Bishophill, York and runs for 6 weeks www.goldenballyork.co.uk

    I have one piece in the exhibition entitled ‘Enclosure’ which is inspired by nests and hibernation. This was a new venture for me to try and create a 3D piece in a box frame using recycled fabric, paper and thread.

    Enclosure