The above new pictures are all destined for an exhibition to be held at the Bakehouse Gallery, Alnwick in late summer/early autumn 2018.
It would be fair to say that I wouldn't be where I am today without the help and support of Fiona Stanley, the owner of The Bakehouse Gallery. Fiona had faith in me in the very early days, when I was too shy to show gallery owners my work and I made Keith go on my behalf. Fiona was also the first person to exhibit my Harris Tweed rag rugs and she encouraged me to have my first exhibition of my needle felted Harris Tweed work in her gallery back in 2011. Fiona has continually exhibited my work since those early days, and it will be great to have a full exhibition in her gallery again.
So now I need to really knuckle down and produce at least another 8 pieces of work for the exhibition. This will be a bit of a challenge as I have to be careful not to work too long at any one time since I injured my right arm through overworking. So what with this physical limitation and being busy with the business side of things, it can often take 6 - 8 weeks to finish a picture.
I will show these pictures and any other new work destined for the exhibition on my Tweed Originals page, but they will not actually be for sale until they go on display as part of the exhibition.
I am a Northumberland based textile artist and I create needle felted paintings with Harris Tweed and wool yarns.