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Events

Upcoming classes & exhibitions

2024

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Sewing Workshop: Creative Patches

Jazz up your wardrobe or save your favourite jeans with patches and simple stitches. You can make a denim sampler or bring some jeans.

 

You will learn some easy and effective techniques and benefit from the joy of meditative stitch and the satisfaction of upcycling.

This workshop is suitable for adults.

Saturday 27 January 2024

10am to 2pm

City Arts

10 Hampton Road, Newbury RG14 6DB

Click here to buy tickets on the City Arts Website

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Sewing Workshop: Free Form Patching and Darning

Take mending and upcycling to the next level. Bring jeans or a jumper or work on a sampler.

 

Let your imagination run free and create dynamic mends and decorations using techniques inspired by Boro, Sashiko, Kantha and traditional embroidery and darning.

This workshop is suitable for adults.

Saturday 3 February 2024

10am to 3pm

City Arts

10 Hampton Road, Newbury RG14 6DB

Click here to buy tickets on the City Arts Website

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Artisan Fair at City Arts

I will be at City Arts Newbury Friday, Saturday and Sunday along with lots of other local makers hoping to help you solve your gift conundrums.

I have hand dyed scarves, t-shirts, bags, sketchbooks with unique printed and stitched covers, hand made cards and pictures.

Other makers have their ceramics, prints, paintings, quilts, children's clothes, decorations and much more.

Friday 24th 10am-8pm 

Saturday 25th 10am-4pm

Sunday 26th 10am-4pm

City Arts

10 Hampton Road, Newbury RG14 6DB

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Open Studios

I will be opening my home studio along with the ceramicist Ursula Waechter for 2 weekends and the final Bank Holiday in May as part of Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire:

11am - 5pm on 20, 21, 27, 28 & 29 May

We will be showing prints, ceramics, textiles and a variety of cards and gifts. 

Enter by the white side gate:

Craven Road Studio, 

102 Craven Road

Newbury

RG14 5NP

Insight Exhibition

I have two pieces in this flagship Open Studios exhibition which runs from 6-29 May, open 10am-5pm daily.

It is a great place to start and plan your Open Studios visits, it includes paintings, prints, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and much more.

'The Base'

Communications Road

Greenham Business Park

RG19 6HN

The Base is off the A339 just south of Newbury

The Space Between

This is another exciting exhibition of 2D & 3D work created by Open Studios artists.

It runs from 9 May to 9 June and is open Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Arlington Arts Centre

Mary Hare School

Snelsmore Common

Newbury

RG14 3BQ

Open Studios
 

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With Passion

This is an eight-artist print collaboration which is open 6 - 28 May in St John's Church (the big brick one):

Tuesdays 12 - 4pm,

Wednesdays - Sundays 11 - 4pm

Closed Mondays

There will be printmaking demonstrations on Tuesday 9,16 & 23 and Thursday 11, 18 & 25 May at 3.30 - 5pm in the adjoining parish room.

I will be demonstrating chine collé on Tuesday 23 May between 3.30 & 5pm

St John's Church

St John's Road

Newbury

RG14 7PY

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Free Art Class at City Arts

Friday Art@ the Art Hub Cafe are free adult drop-in sessions for wellbeing. 11am-12.30 on Fridays. Please book with City Arts - a full list of sessions is on their website

On Friday 26 May I will be teaching this lovely English paper piecing technique which is a traditional way of making patchwork from fabric scraps...warning, it can be addictive!

 

Make a flower motif which could become a patch or the start of a bigger quilt if you get hooked.

City Arts

10 Hampton Road

Newbury

RG14 6DB

Open Studios
 

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The Longest Day

An exhibition celebrating summer and the summer solstice

21 June - 2 July 2023

Friday - Sunday 10.30am - 4pm 

(other weekdays by appointment)

Free to visit

City Arts

10 Hampton Road

Newbury

RG14 6DB

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Beyond 4 Walls

Inspired by the freedom felt after the lockdowns, this exhibition by TextileArt07 showcases a wide range of work using a multitude of techniques. It is aptly sited in the Control Tower on Greenham Common, a location that became synonymous with freedom for so many local people during Covid.

5 - 23 July

Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 4pm 

Wednesday - Friday 10.30 - 3pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

The Control Tower

Greenham Common

Burys Bank Road

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Sea and Sky

Sea & Sky

A group exhibition inspired by the coast along with Isabel Carmona, Emma Green, Sarah Jane Gordon, Helen Long and Petra Geide Barnes: Prints, paintings, sculpture and ceramics.

Private view:

6pm-8pm Friday 29 September

Four long weekends:

Friday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

29 - 30 September & 1 October

6, 7 & 8 October

13, 14 & 15 October

20, 21 & 22 October

City Arts

10 Hampton Road

Newbury

RG14 6DB

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Collagraph Printed Pebbles

In this class you will learn how to create multiple pebble-shaped collagraph plates using a wide variety of techniques and then ink, wipe and print your plates to create several charming composite prints similar to this.

Saturday 7 October 10am - 2pm

City Arts

10 Hampton Road

Newbury

RG14 6DB

Book here

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