First time curating

I have been working with The Making House to exhibit the first exhibition I have ever curated. As well as running The Making House Anna Roebuck is also the gallery officer at The Brew House Arts Centre and runs her own business Bags2Riches. With all that experience I knew I was in safe hands to put together my first exhibition and so glad to have that guidance!

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Yesterday I went to The Making House to start setting up the exhibition and it was a lot harder and tiring then I thought it was going to be! I have learnt alot about selecting work that compliments each other as well as making sure you have a variety of price points. Also checking how things will hang and more importantly how pieces will hang in the gallery space.

As well as the gallery space we also dressed the window of The Making House. I have never window dressed before and really enjoyed it. As it is a colourful theme we were able to have a bit of fun with the window and make it a bit quirky.

I have already got ideas of how to dress the window when I do my own solo exhibition at The Making House later in the year.

Here is a selection of the work that will be on display, hope you can come and visit!

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Ruth Singer

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Fizgig Glass
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Clare Shrouder

Katie Stainer

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JC Middlebrook

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My first knitted hat

I have been asked so many times if I make hats and I always answer with “not right now but maybe in the future.” I  find it so hard to find time to try out new designs but eventually made my self sit down at my machine and have a go. So here it is my very first machine knitted hat, what do you think?

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I shaped this hat by decreasing stitches with a transfer tool on my knitting machine

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I’m quite pleased with the result as I completely made it up and guessed how many stitches to transfer and how many rows to knit.

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Feel free to comment below and let me know what you think.

New Website

 I have been meaning to update my website for a while now and finally got round to doing it!

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I wanted a fresh clean look so went for white with accents of colour. Now all I need it all my new product photos to make it complete.

What do you think? Do you find it easy to navigate etc? Feel free to comment below.

Bella by Amy Blackwell

We had a new house mate move in about a month ago called Bella

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We adopted her from  a friend who is leaving the country so had to find a new home for her. She seems to have settled in and loves that I constantly have yarn around the house. She especially likes to attack my knitting while I’m working on it!

Very soon after adopting Bella I saw that Amy Blackwell does custom cat illustrations! I love Amy’s work so instantly got in touch about getting one done for Bella.

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I love Amy’s use of simple shapes, cleans line and colour.  Here are some more examples of her beautiful work

Delivery was very quick and it came beautifully packaged. I even got some stickers!

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