New Blog! New Workshops...
Welcome to my very first blog post. It is my intention to share with you some tales from my studio on a regular basis. Those who know me well, know, I am a little bit busy. Probably far too busy to add blog writing to my list of things to do, BUT, I've realised that during my working week so many exciting conversations happen. I meet so many talented people, who create so many wonderful things! Therefore after a little persuasion, I now feel it is time to share some of my creative world with you.
However, there is plenty of time for my arty ramblings, and I have decided to launch the Beth Morris Workshops blog with some very exciting news...
In 2019 I will be welcoming some amazingly talented women to The Dairy at Insole Court to run some truly inspiring guest textile workshops.
I have admired the work of these acclaimed artists and makers for some time, and it has been a dream of mine to bring them to Cardiff to run their outstanding workshops. I was slightly nervous at asking them but guess what? I took the plunge and they all said 'yes'! Yay!
So, I can't hold it in any longer. Here are the guest workshops I have organised for you. I am playing a little (but loud) drum roll in my head...
Miss Clementine, Emily Jo Gibbs and Jennifer Collier will be offering the following fabulous days at The Dairy at Insole Court next year:
Miss Clementine 10th February 2019 10:00-4:00
Explore your love for a person, a pass time or a place to create a picture box using stitch and paper ephemera. Bring a small collection of letters, poems, recipes or fabric that mean something to you. Everything else will be provided on this one day workshop just before Valentines Day.
You can see more of Miss Clementines work by visiting here: www.missclementine.co.uk
Emily Jo Gibbs - weekend workshop Sat/Sun 2nd and 3rd March 2019 10:00-4:00
Create a delicate textile picture using layers of silk organza and hand stitch. Bring a photograph (portrait or still life) to work from and all other materials will be included in the weekend price.
Jo will demonstrate her mastery of technique and her keen sensitivity for concept. Her international reputation scans two decades with work in The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Crafts Council Collection. More examples of Emily's exquisite work can be seen here: www.emilyjogibbs.co.uk
Jennifer Collier - Make a Paper Bird Box Saturday 29th June 2019 10:00-4:00
You will be creating a decorative bird box by manipulating vintage and found papers. You will also learn how to embellish with stitch, buttons and embossed words. Jennifer is renowned for her paper sculptures created from re-cycled stitched papers. Her work gives new life to papers that would otherwise be thrown away. Find out more about her here: www.jennifercollier.co.uk
Jennifer Collier - Stitch a Paper Dress Sunday 30th June 2019 10:00-4:00
Make a delightful miniature paper dress using machine and hand stitch techniques. You will also create clever pockets, covered buttons and intricate bows and binding. Decorating your dress will be a joy as you'll embellish with pleats, pin-tucks and picots.
So, I think I have chatted and explained whats happening for long enough! All that is left for me to say is: BOOKINGS ARE NOW WELL AND TRULY OPEN. Be quick as they will fill fast!
You may bring a packed lunch on the day or visit the gorgeous on-site cafe The Potting Shed. There will also be cake! There is always cake on days like these!!
I will be honoured to welcome these guys to my little studio. I will be on hand to assist them throughout and can't wait to learn from them too. If you have any questions please do get in touch.
I will be honoured to welcome these guys to my little studio. In fact I can't wait! I will be on hand to assist them throughout and am so excited to learn from them too. If you have any questions please do get in touch. I love to chat...
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