Saturday, 30 April 2011

Finished In Time!

I have been very excited about this piece of work for the upcoming exhibition!

Last year we went to Westonbirt Arboretum for the Festival Of Trees.  Every year, as part of the forest management a number of trees are felled and these are then sliced up and sold on to the public.  I bought 3 beautiful pieces of Yew each one about 5 -6 feet long!   They have been sitting in the shed, allowing them to season naturally and are now ready to be used.  After much sanding and waxing here is the finished piece, which, of course has been used to showcase a piece of textile art!

I love the shape, colour and texture of the Yew and being a Traditional English Longbow Archer this is what our bows would originally have been made of.
  The feet were made by a friend out of wrought iron and the whole thing stands about four and a half feet high.

Monday, 25 April 2011

12 Days and Counting

There are just  12 days to go before Open Studios starts.  Think I am organised but not sure if I'm ready!!!

Just a few little snippets from the cowparsley series below, If you want to see the whole pieces why not come along and say hello!!

Will post some more pics when I've sorted them out!!
If you would like an Open Studios Brochure to see all the artists taking part then drop me a line and I'll post one out to you or visit the website.