Each year, December and January is our theoretical slower time. A time to review, organise, plan and recharge. This is the period each year where the craft shows are not on and generally the teaching program winds down. In truth, it is often a busier time as I generally plan to do a lot in this available time. New classes are organised, proposals submitted, stock is counted and organised, the dyeing and manufacturing schedule is set up and all the day to day admin that slips through the cracks gets caught up. This year has been even busier as there have been some big things to work through and sort out.
By mid January each year, the year is usually fully booked and locked down. This year is no exception with the show schedule finalised for the year. I will still slot other events into the spaces and have availability for teaching in and around these events, but here is where you can expect to see me this year. I first is less than four weeks away, oh my.
Toowoomba Craft Alive – 10th to 12th February
Knitting and Stitching Show Olympia, London – 2nd to 5th March
Dubbo Craft Alive – 9th to 12th March
Rockhampton Craft Alive – 17th to 19th March
Canberra Craft Alive – 5th to 7th May
Bendigo Craft Alive – 16th to 18th June
Wodonga Craft Alive – 7th to 9th July
Sewing Stitching and Needlecraft Show Adelaide – 14th to 16th July (to be confirmed)
Festival of Quilts Birmingham – 10th to the 13th August
Tamworth Craft Alive – 8th to 11th September
Knitting and Stitching Show Alexandra Palace, London – 11th to 15th October
Quilt Festival Houston – 1st to 5th November
Craft Alive Logan – 10th to 12th November
In addition to the places you can see us face to face, we have our online classes. Enrollments are open now and introductory exercises are currently live in all three classes. I have three starting in the next few weeks.
Stunning Surfaces – a comprehensive surface design class – starts February 4th
Tremendous Textiles – an Art Quilt workshop – starts Ffebruary 18th
Almost Alchemy – a very comprehensive fabric dyeing class – starts 4th March
In addition to this, I have the great honor of being part of a second international collaboration. I am part of the second Fiber Art Connection with four other amazing textile artists: Desiree Habicht, Lenore Crawford, Lisa Chin, and Libby Williamson. I will share more of this as we get closer, but check out the details here: http://www.fiberartconnection.com/
If you are part of a group or guild that would like me to come and run workshops or a talk, please contact me, particularly if I am already going to be somewhere near you. All of my face to face classes can be tailored to the individual group needs.
See you somewhere soon.