I called into the shop today to see the Made at Art Van Go exhibition - it looks fabulous, the standard is really high and the work is really varied. If you are anywhere near AVG you really should try and go along to see it for yourself. The exhibition runs until Saturday 25th September.
My other reason for visiting the Studio today was to see popular AVG tutor Pauline Verrinder, who was on hand to give visitors to the gallery the benefit of her advice and expertise in creative embroidery. She was working on a cutwork vessel when I arrived and had produced some beautiful pieces of jewellery.
There was also an example of the kind of hanging that you will be able to create on one of Pauline's forthcoming workshops - date to be arranged.
Oh, and Pauline has her own website now, so don't forget to visit - www.paulineverrinder.com
Whilst I'm mentioning forthcoming workshops, Frances Pickering is tutoring at a three day workshop from Tues 19th October to Thurs 21st October. Students will create a fabric book, with gesso and fabric paint, with machine and hand stitching. This workshop will coincide with a major exhibition of work by Frances Pickering in the gallery, featuring artwork from her book "Page After Page" Her exhibition runs from Wed 13th October until Saturday 6th November.
Everyone who has ever attended a workshop with Frances can't wait for the next one - so book now to avoid disappointment!