Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Textiles in Focus

I have been putting the finishing touches to a bit of hand stitching today. Adding a bit of sparkle to these tiny little squares of needle weaving.


Which have become three little brooches... some samples for a couple of workshops that I will be running in February at Textiles In Focus.

I'm sure many of you will already be familiar with Textiles in Focus, which is a fabulous annual textile event that takes place here in the east of England. Spread over three days on 15th, 16th and 17th February it offers two exhibitions, traders specialising in threads, fabrics, mixed media products, books, a talk, excellent lunches, demonstrations... plus an extensive range of two hour workshops... which is where I come in.

On Friday 15th February I will be running two workshops called "Weave it, Wear it" to create one of these little brooches from scratch... and ready to wear by the end of the workshop. Everything you need is provided - you only have to bring a small pair of scissors (and I even have those to share if you forget!). At just £10 a workshop, this is excellent value. And of course, I'm not the only one offering workshops - there is a fabulous range to choose from and you can download the programme from the website.


If you have never been to Textiles in Focus before, I can definitely recommend it. It has all the appeal of the bigger shows but is much more friendly and intimate. But do hurry if you want to book on a workshop because they fill up fast!

15 comments:

  1. Oh, if only I could, those brooches look so intricate. There will be such a lot going on, I am sure that you'll have a whale of a time.

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  2. It sounds great show! Your brooches are beautiful (especially the blue one) ! :)
    V xxx

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  3. Gina these are stunning! What a great idea for a workshop too - sounds like a lot of fun!

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  4. These are just lovely! I'm going to TIF on Sunday so I'll miss you :-( 3 of us have managed to get on a workshop with Lynda Monk. Have fun!

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  5. Sadly I can't come on the Friday this year as our half term is the next week (really wish we could have a national agreement over when these holidays happen!) but they look fab.

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  6. It sounds like a wonderful event and I love those little brooches - the colours are gorgeous and the textures are great.

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  7. Wow they look great - I think you will be very busy !

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  8. They look gorgeous. I remember having hours of fun at college weaving late into the evening trying to get my coursework finished!! Happy days. Haven't done much since though. x Jo

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  9. Very nice, something a little different.

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  10. Very nice, something a little different.

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  11. these are gorgeous Gina. looks like I need to move to the other side of the country.

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  12. Sounds a great event but alas a bit too far for me.

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  13. you really have my utmost admiration! pork pies,brooches, baby hats knitted in one evening. Are you sure that wasn`t you who went into the phone booth, (it was a phone booth, wasn`t it?)whizzed around for a bit to some fancy music and came out as Super Woman? You`re amazing and your stuff too! Love your blog. Judith x

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  14. you really have my utmost admiration! pork pies,brooches, baby hats knitted in one evening. Are you sure that wasn`t you who went into the phone booth, (it was a phone booth, wasn`t it?)whizzed around for a bit to some fancy music and came out as Super Woman? You`re amazing and your stuff too! Love your blog. Judith x

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