Last week I said I was not ready for Christmas. This week I don't think I ever will be - not this year anyway. While I have been distracted this week from Christmas preparations, it has been worth it. A very talented textile artist friend Wendy Scott had the opening of her solo exhibition, Rainbow Journey, at Timeless Textiles Gallery on Thursday night. I really recommend that you take the time out to see this one - a magical visual journey of colour, excitement and pure joy. The exhibition is open until 7 December at Timeless Textiles Gallery, 7 Beaumont Street, Islington (Newcastle NSW) - just a 2 minute walk from Hamilton (NSW) Railway Station. Congratulations, Wendy - it is an absolutely beautiful exhibition and a wonderful testimony to your artistic talent.
|Wendy Scott and self portrait|
We are very fortunate to have opportunities to exhibit and see great textile art here in Newcastle. The next textile art exhibition opens this Thursday night at Wallsend Library and it will be the annual exhibition of NCEATA - Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists. The exhibition is entitled "Archi-Textiles" inspired by architecture - there will be some really innovative textile art on display I am sure. I am delivering my contribution " East-West" this afternoon. It is the first time I have used paint, digital prints and hand made foam printing blocks as well as stitching in a piece of work - not sure about it, but my husband likes it...
|East-West : exhibition piece|
What an exciting week ... this Saturday is also the annual Handmade Treasures Christmas Sale for charity. This year, the recipient of the profits will be a local and global charity " Give Love to Children" which supports orphanages in the Philippines and provides free health services to disadvantaged children here in the Hunter. Already beautiful work from my lovely sewing friends has arrived - here is a preview of the great gifts you can buy at Saturday's sale supporting local artists and artisans and a very good cause.
|table napkins and appliqued place mats|
|hand sewn quilts|
|embroidered cushions, patchwork pouches, Christmas cakes|
|colourful aprons - for children, men and women|