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New commission for Christmas

I have recently completed a commission for two seat cushions based on my Hastings Gulls design . Thought you might like to see it .These are 50/50 cms and applique and machine embroidery on linen bought from the Curtain Factory outlet shop in North Finchley an amazing place for fabric and well worth a visit . I am always happy to do commissions for individuals and companies you can contact me by email at rowenaardern@googlemail.com to discuss . 

 

 

 

 

2016-12-21 14:10
Brockley Artists Christmas Fair

If you didnt manage to get to Sparkle I have a stall at Brockley Artists Christmas Fair on December the 3rd at St. Peter's Church , Wickham Road SE4 1LT . It is the first of its kind and promises to be full of lovely arty things in a fantastic venue , tea and coffee will be served as well !

2016-11-21 16:22
Sparkle and beyond

A good time was had by all ! Good sales and lovely neighbours (stall holders ) including the talented Consuelo Radcllyffes fabulous ceramics , Yola Walaszek s amazing leather handbags , Jocelyn Horsfall s fantastic art photographs and Jamilla s beautiful knits!

My stand was looking lovely and sales were great ! Thankyou to all of you who came especially the lovely customers !

 

2016-11-21 16:14
Sparkle in Crafts Magazine !

Just received my latest copy of CRAFTS and browsing through came accross this familiar image on page 104 on the Crafts Guide page how exciting to be there !

My recent St Pauls from Tate Modern canvas as part of the advertising for SPARKLE at Landmark Arts Centre Teddington 18th to 20th of November where you can see it first hand . It is a one off so first come first serve as they say an absolute snip at £175 !Lots of other textile goodies from £5 and cards at 5 for £10 so please come along !

2016-11-03 13:58
Sparkle ! My Christmas show !

The weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in time to think about Christmas shopping for you nearest and dearest and treats for you too ! All can be found at Sparkle where I shall be selling my wares on stand 21 alongside other talented designer makers and yummy food makers . Looking forward to seeing you all !

2016-11-03 13:45
Heron and Willow cushions

New to the shop my Heron and Willow  cushions are fab ! Digital print shows all the stitch detail beautifully and the cotton satin fabric has a luxurious feel and here they are adorning my sofa but not for long I hope !

2016-08-22 20:06
Screen printing silver birches

Spent saturday at Design ME Textiles  (Ilderton Road Peckham ) with the lovely Michelle getting back into screen printing onto fabric ! Excellent facilities I would highly recommend doing a course with them ! Also brought back ovely memories of time spent in the print rooms of MMU and UCF as well . Am working from my silver birch drawings from outside Tate Modern to print onto tea towels etc .



2016-08-22 07:38
Brockley Open Studios 2016

A huge success enjoyed by all ! Thankyou to all my friends, family and visitors who came , saw and bought  .

2016-07-06 15:56
North Ronaldsay ,Orkney

Drawings made on North Ronaldsay a few days ago ! The northenmost island of the Orkney isles (See top right on the map below )!

It took me two attempts to get there one by plane which couldnt land due to low cloud the 2nd by ferry . A bleak place but withpatches of  lush wildflower verges on the road at this time of year that runs the length ( 5km ) of the island and white sand beaches with " a unique dry stane dyke that surrounds the island whose purpose is to keep the seaweed-eating North Ronaldsay sheep off the arable land."

 

North Ronaldsay is located in Orkney Islands
2016-06-04 15:52
Parrot tulips

Playing with drawing parrot tulips ! Sring is a lovely time of year for collecting and making inspiring images .

2016-06-04 15:13