Friday 30 November 2012

Studio ...

Rocketing along preparing lovely goods for our holiday studio show and sale tomorrow! 

A myriad of pieced panels composed of prints on silk, cotton and linen for lavender pillows and my beloved Juki. Aerial view. 

Friday 16 November 2012

Open House!

We're all busy in our studios preparing for our annual Open House Show and Sale.  We transform the main floor into a showroom where you can browse and visit and even take a little refreshment while checking out our newest work and the work you've come to expect. 

Latest works in textiles, metals and ceramics by artists/designers Valerie Knapp, Vivienne Jones and Carolynn Bloomer — Saturday and Sunday, Dec 1 & 2 between 11 - 6. 

Drop by and see us!  There is always a wonderful eclectic range of things 

and it's fun to shop in this unique setting.  
more details?  Get in touch. 
I'll try to post some images from the workroom soon.

Feel free to share the invite with friends.

l. - r.   Butter dishes, Carolynn Bloomer.   Brooch, Vivienne Jones.   Pieced zipper bags, Valerie Knapp.
l. - r.   Labyrinth #2 (detail), Valerie Knapp.   Necklace, Vivienne Jones.   Plate - Really, Carolynn Bloomer.

Sunday 11 November 2012

Window Work

It's wonderful how a project can be an instrument of transformation, as when I was invited to create a translucent embroidered covering for a simple window in a beautiful room. By day the outside is subtly obscured, rather softened, and the light filters through emphasizing the delicate, skeletal stitched nature of the piece. As darkness falls the piece takes on a different character. With opaque black night as the backdrop the surface transforms with the shower of light from within the dining room. All the subtle details emerge in the fullness of the silken glow; one almost forgets it's translucency and the outside is gone.

Window Work 2012, Valerie Knapp©  Embroidery, silk organza, vintage lace and trims, thread, sewing.

Window Work 2012, Valerie Knapp©  Embroidery, silk organza, vintage lace and trims, thread, sewing.