First of all my book on the Travellers' Blankets is written- done and dusted apart from what the editor may require further. I drew little map diagrams for each of the circles in the Travellers' Blanket with circles- that took longer than expected as I got a bit carried away, but all to the good . The title of the book in French will be Plaids Nomades: Piques Main . I am not sure when it will actually be published but I think it must be sooner rather than later ( originally it was going to be September)
And seeing I am talking about the Travellers Blanket I have had quite a few requests for information of when I am running this on-line class again. So I have decided to run it again starting April 3. I think it will be the only time this year I run it because the second half of this year goes incredibly pear shaped and madly busy. The course costs $60 AUS ( I will add a Paypal button to make things easier). The class consists of instructions for dyeing your fabric and ideas for encapsulating stories in your blanket and stitching ideas. The blanket is all about catching moments and memories and adding detail and zest! If interested but you want more information I do have an information sheet just email me
So I have been desperately trying to make new work for my exhibition in Chartres which starts at the end of next week, but there has been so many things happening that I feel as if I am not achieving much. So if you are in the area please do come and visit, I will be there ( and anyone who has any suggestions for budget budget accommodation it would be much appreciated, and I do have a car so it can be out of Chartres))
And then in amongst all this I was approached by a Womens Co-operative in Timor Leste to submit a proposal for doing a residency there- it all came through my blog- so there you are ,there is a reason to blog! I had very little time to submit a proposal and to my great delight I had an answer very quickly. So I am very excited- am going to Timor Leste ( South East Asia's newest nation ) for 8 weeks at the end of the year for a residency which will consist largely of helping upskill the already very talented women and teaching them some new skills at Boneca de Atauro. It is a wonderful project which is running self sufficiently at the present and is about creating work for women so that their families came have better lives- the project is also about educating and teaching skills to the younger women. I think I will have to learn some Tetun- the local language and a friend has already given me the name of someone in Melbourne who does teach Tetun.
I shall leave you with an image of the latest piece I am working on- I seem to be in tree mode again, maybe because there is so much growing going on!