Friday 23rd (10am - 6pm) & Saturday 24th June 2017 (10am - 5pm).
Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Centre | Cockermouth | Cumbria | CA13 0QQ.
Preparing for new pictures using rare white Harris Tweed
Spring is finally coming to Rock Village in rural Northumberland and there are carpets of snowdrops and winter aconites. This has inspired me to want to create a couple of snowdrop pictures and so I went out taking photos yesterday.. The first picture will be all about spring with winter aconites and snowdrops. So I'm happy as I've now got lots of good photos to work from.
However, I want the second picture to be a wintery scene of snowdrops peeping through the snow. So I has planned to go out and a take a second lot of photos today as we were told in no uncertain terms that we would have a shed load of snow. But what have we got....no snow and loads of torrential rain instead!
Quite a few years ago I bought some rather special white Harris Tweed (also pictured above) and I'm going to use this for my snowdrops. As far as I'm aware, this is a very rare piece of fabric. The person who sold it to me told me that it had been woven specially to make a Harris Tweed wedding dress as part of the finale of a fashion show held at Stornoway in 2011 to celebrate the centenary year of the Harris Tweed ‘orb’ trademark. I've searched on the internet and found a supporting article and photo (see below) in The Hebridean News (click here to read.) I've certainly never seen any more white Harris Tweed since.and it is a very useful colour in my work. So I think I'm very lucky to have found it. All I need now is some snow before the snowdrops all disappear!
This is the final lineup of all my Harris Tweed paintings for the pop-up Left Bank Gallery exhibition from 13th - 25th March 2017 at the Harbour Cottage Gallery in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. Prints of all these images will also be for sale at the exhibition.
Prints and greetings cards of these all these images are also now available with free postage and packing from the PRINTS & CARDS page on my website www.brightseedtextiles.com.
Further information about all these originals (except "Seascape III" ) can also be found on my TWEED ORIGINALS website page. As "Seascape III" is long and thin, the image won't really work on my originals gallery page. The picture is 22" x 10" in size (unframed) and the price including a contemporary box lime washed wood frame is £500.
"Highland Cattle II"
I am a Northumberland based textile artist and I create needle felted paintings with Harris Tweed and wool yarns.