Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Handstitch Workshops at Trumpet Corner: April - June 2014

 
Venue: Trumpet Corner Art Studios & Tea Room
Trumpet Crossroads nr Ledbury
Herefordshire, HR8 2RA

Each session lasts three hours, 10am - 1pm, and costs £25 per person. Unless stated otherwise, they are suitable for both beginner and experienced stitcher, and all materials are provided.  
To book email kathleen@murgatroydandbean.co.uk or call 07971 684573

If you'd like to book a place on a workshop for a friend as a present, do let us know and we will provide a card and voucher for you to give to them. 



APRIL 2014
Saturday 12th April  2014
‘Felt Faberge Eggs’
Enjoy delving into haberdashery, buttons & hand stitch to make a highly embellished, decorative felt egg. Zero calories too!


Saturday 26th April 2014
'Too-woo-lee the Owl Brooch’

Owl species native to the lapel, comes in many colours, felt plumage. Come along and find out how to make your own Too-woo-lee.   




MAY 2014
Saturday 10th May 2014 
‘Written in Stitch’
Bring along your favourite short poem or quote & create a small textile piece ’written’ in hand stitch using a variety of threads & vintage fabrics.  

Friday 23rd May 2014 

‘The Friday Sewcial’
A session which involves an element of surprise; you never know what you’ll be  sewing until you arrive! Suitable for those with some previous hand sewing experience, these sessions involve the chance to explore a technique in more detail through samplers or group challenges. Great fun!  



JUNE 2014
Saturday 7th June 2014 
‘Pointy Beaks’
We will make a folk inspired bird decoration from felt, haberdashery & scraps of fabric, complete with ribbon to hang up in your favourite spot.

Saturday 21st June 2014 

‘I Gave my Heart to a Sailor’
Inspired by pincushions given by sailors to their sweethearts, make a felt heart complete with a secret message inside.


 
Booking essential - please book early to avoid missing out on your prefered workshop


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Preparing to Settle

One freshly prepared nest ready to house a Silva Populi, made within a 1930's Kilner Jar complete with leafy vines, plumped up acorns and a froth of rich, comfortable moss...





















Ah, here comes a Silva Populi now. This little ginger Populi, a Vulpini, has been coaxed from the Enchanted Wood by The Storyteller with the promise of small adventures and a comfortable new home. He's a brave soul, as you know the Populi are incredibly shy creatures, but this chap agreed to have his photograph taken without his mask & hat on. His body plumage has been coloured with the aid of an onion skin dye bath. His headdress made from wool mix felt, embroidered by hand.
 Quick as a flash, the headwear is back on and the Vulpini gives the camera a wee smile before climbing into his new home...

 




















(This Silva Populi was part of a tribe taking part in the current Beast & Beauty exhibition at Blue Ginger Gallery, all of which have now gone to new homes. The Storyteller is currently coaxing a new batch of Populi into jars and we will keep you posted when they become available at the Gallery again.)

Friday, 14 March 2014

Fox-face-fancies

You've had the detail, now here is the full face! 
These fox head pieces have been made from some beautiful scraps of British tweed, wool mix felts & our own naturally dyed vintage linens. Measuring approximately 9cm across, these little pieces were originally designed as brooches, however, they would look great hung up or box framed too. 

You'll find a skulk of these chaps at Blue Ginger Gallery from next week at the 'Beast & Beauty' exhibition which opens on Saturday 22nd March at 2pm. Do let us know if you'd like to come along to the opening & we'll send directions. There will be some fantastic work on show - you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Revealing Details

 Detail: small stitched pieces which have now been delivered in  readiness for the 'Beast & Beauty' exhibition at Blue Ginger Gallery opening next week, 22nd March 2014. 
We had a sneaky peak at some of the other artist's work as it was being delivered yesterday - oh my, it's going to be a good exhibition!
  

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Inch by Inch

** Space available on this Saturday's workshop**

Saturday 8th March 2014 
‘Stitch Inchies’ Workshop 

Trumpet Corner Art Studios & Tearoom nr Ledbury, Herefordshire
An opportunity to indulge in lots of hand embroidery this weekend as we tackle Stitch Inchies. These decorative inch squares (Inchies) of stitch can be made into a collaged piece or kept as tiny, individual works of art. Warning- highly addictive! 


10am - 1pm
£25 per person, all materials & equipment provided 
To book contact: kathleen@murgatroydandbean.co.uk 
or call: 07971 684573



Sunday, 2 March 2014

Preparing to Exhibit: Beast & Beauty

The first exhibition of the year is fast approaching so it's full steam ahead with the stitchin'!
Later this month the Human will be taking part in 'Beast & Beauty' at Blue Ginger Gallery, Worcestershire and will be in the esteemed company of British contemporary artists & makers such as:
Tamsin Abbott, Catherine Hyde, Jackie Morris, Hannah Willow, Amanda Anderson, Eleanor Bartleman, Lucy Campbell, Erin Keen, Claudia Petley, Jane Ryan, Jemima Jameson & Elspeth Soper. It should be a great show. 
If you're free on Saturday 22nd March why not come along to the opening?
http://www.blue-ginger.com/

Friday, 21 February 2014

The Sewcial


The Sewcial is a session which we offer with an element of surprise attached. Other than knowing it will involve handstitch in some form, the surprise is that you never know what we are going to pull out of our battered, brown suitcase and ask you to try. 
Are you game?

These workshops require you to have some previous hand sewing experience, be it from embroidery to mending, and a desire to be in the company of some like-minded stitchy souls. 
They involve a chance to explore a stitch technique in more detail through samplers or group challenges. There will also be the opportunity to discuss and problem solve personal textile projects should you wish to.   

The next Sewcial will take place on 
FRIDAY 23rd MAY 2014 
10am - 1pm
Trumpet Corner nr Ledbury
Herefordshire
HR8 2RA

£25 per person (includes all materials)

 To book email kathleen@murgatroydandbean.co.uk or call 07971 684573 

Come on, it'll be fun!  

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