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I’ll be teaching the following Summer School Courses at City Lit, London.
To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831 or follow the links below:
Creative fabric screenprinting: print a cushion panel
I’ll be exhibiting at
Wirral Open Studio Tour 2014
Please pop along to
4 Princes Avenue, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 7HJ
Sat 15 June 10 – 5
Sun 16 June 11 – 5
Full details and trail map – http://www.wirralart.com
Snap shots from Cork Textiles Network Conference 2014 – Making Tomorrow
Three speakers Liz Spilane, Cas Holmes and myself.
Draw it, Print it workshop, session # 1
Feel it, sketch it.
Saturday evening opening of Found Friends exhibition at Crawford College of Art, Cork.
Exhibition opend by Pamela Hardesty, Lecturer in Textiles at Crawford College of Art …”I think you will all agree that Rachael’s work is refreshing, fresh, playful, skillful – an intertwining of drawing, printmaking, and embroidery and a masterful explosion of colour.”
CTN members with Cas Holmes and myself.
Draw it, Print workshop session # 2:
“great atmosphere and quality of tutoring”.
“laughter, casual and friendly atmosphere and freedom with exploration”.
“many thanks, you are a great relaxed teacher”.
“thank you sincerely for your time and effort at the CTN conference, we thoroughly enjoyed having you and will be in touch soon about having you back”.
Snap shots from Music Makers PV at the Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
Exhibition open until Saturday 3 May 2014
Michael Brennand-Wood curates, inviting a range of artists to make a single work that references the old-school musical formats (the 12” vinyl or album, 7” single and the CD). Artists include Julie Arkell, Mike Badger, Louise Baldwin, Stephen Bird, Michael Brennand-Wood, Lucy Casson, Kai Chan, Paul Derrez, Sally Freshwater, Gavin Fry, Pamela Gaunt, Matthew Harris, Rozanne Hawksley,Tom Hill, Mike Holmes, Rachael Howard, Jeanne- Marie Kenny, Ester Knobel, Cleo Mussi, Floor Mommersteeg, Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley, Wendy Ramshaw, Philip Sanderson, Paul Scott, Verena Sieber-Fuchs, Anne Smith, Elizabeth Tarr, Christine Toh, Elizabeth Turrell, Jessica Turrell, Audrey Walker, & Liz Williamson. Expect some surprises (and, in a nice touch, the show coincides with National Record Store Day on 19 April). 21 March–3 May 2014
Ain’t No Sunshine by Sivuca
I bought this 12” record when I was about 16 years old, it was my first visit to Probe and I felt very nervous walking up the steps and entering the shop. I was so excited to buy Ain’t No Sunshine and it was fun to served by Pete Burns
Exhibitor, Christine Toh.
Snap shots from PSS Enable stencil screen-printing workshop:
A workshop organised by the Bluecoat Display Centre’s Making an Impact program.
“I’ve really enjoyed myself today”.
“It’s been really good”.
Celebrating 20 years
Workshop # 2 coming soon…..
I’ll be exhibiting and presenting a talk and workshop next weekend at the CTN Making Tomorrow Textiles Festival in Cork, Ireland.
Found Friends Exhibition at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design 8 – 14 March 2014
For bookings please view the conference brochure @ www.corktextiles.com
Thanks to all the team at Waterside Arts Centre for making the selection days for the Waterside Open Exhibition so jolly for myself, Jenny Waterson and Phil Griffin. Exhibition opens 8 Feb – 24 May 2014 www.watersideartscentre.co.uk
Summer 2013 – workshop round up:
Stencil screen-printing workshop # 2, with TX Textile group in Frodsham
“Another inspiring and useful day. Really enjoyed learning new techniques and progressing ideas. Supportive tutor – thank you Rachael. Would love to do a longer course if ever you offer one”.
“Really enjoyed the session as it allowed me to develop skills from the previous workshop. Good pace and lots of equipment. Liked the different techniques”.
Embellished Buttons – City Lit Summer School, London
“I was impressed by Rachael’s relaxed but helpful approach”.
“Very good introductory exercises – I was feeling intimidated by the thought of drawing”.
Creative Still Life Applique – City Lit Summer School, London
“Fear free drawing”.
“Very clear instructions, very well paced, excellent resources and well thought out stratagies for learning”.
“Rachael was constantly helpful, approachable and positive”.
“The tutor conducted the course with calmness, she was attentive and had a very good, excellent teaching style, also she was attentive to all”.
This is Us – Summer Art at The Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral.
Stencil screen-printed portraits workshop for children (age 10-16 years)
“I enjoyed the portrait drawing of the person opposite us because it was a laugh”.
“It’s different, unique and you can use any colour and nobody will stop you”.
“I like the way it looks like a fruit salad sweet”.
“I like the finished product, it’s different”.
“I’ve learnt how to print and I now understand how it works”.
“I’ve enjoyed the course, I’ve learnt a lot”.
Sketching into Fabric – talk for North Wales Embroiderers’ Guild AGM, Ros on Sea, Wales
“I loved your work 13 years ago at Ruthin and I still love it for its spontaneity and free flowing imagery”
Forthcoming exhibitions/talks/ workshops:
British Textile Art – 62 @ 50, Koyo Museum, Japan 10 Dec 2013 – 25 Jan 2014
Exhibition selector for Waterside Open, Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester Jan 2014
Music Makers – Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool 20 March – 3 May 2014
Fabric Friends – Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland March 2014
Sketch it, Stitch it – talk and workshop at Cork Textiles Network (CTN) Conference 8-9 March 2014
Artist Talk (title TBC) with The Bluecoat Display Centre at The Anthenaeum Club, Liverpool 23 Sept 2014