A few years ago (actually, I think it is about seven but feels like yesterday) I went along to a course for women who wanted to set up their own business. It was a good workshop, with a diverse group of people who wanted to earn a living from their interests and talents. Among the personal trainers and therapists was Fiona Sewgirl, who was wearing a handmade button necklace. I spotted it immediately and thought 'ah, another crafter, I would like to know more about you'. We got chatting and kept in touch. As our work developed it has been good to be able to share the highs and lows along the journey.
Textile artist Fiona teaches classes, designs kits and patterns and writes for magazines. Her work has a bright quirky retro feel; it is hard not to look at it and not have a big smile on your face. She lives in Worthing and this year she invited me to display some work at her open house. It has been a wonderful opportunity as it has actually given me a deadline to get some work finished, and not just keep stitching various unfinished samples as I seem to do.
Here is a selection of my work on show...
It is open this weekend and next (25th and 26th June, 2nd and 3rd July) 11 - 5. You can find more information here, plus details of the other artists who are showing work at this venue and others in the trail.