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Saturday, 16 July 2011

A belated post about Ruth Issett's summer school - a wonderful riot of colour as you'd imagine.  I didn't take part but I did call in to see them and everyone was having such a good time they'd almost staged a sit in.  We had to drag them out to the pub just to be able to shut up shop.
Here's just a small selection of the work produced



Fabulous work and hopefully we may get to see how some of it develops at the next 'Made at AVG' exhibition.

We have some workshops coming up with one or two spaces - next Thursday 21st July Gina Ferrari will be going back to basics with "About The Stitch" - a workshop dedicated to perfecting the various stitches used in Machine Embroidery.  I would really love to do this one myself as I am definitely in need of it, but I can't make the 21st unfortunately, so I shall keep an eye out for a re-run of that one.

Sharon Osbourne will be 'In Residence' on Friday 29th July - and will be happy to demonstrate techniques or answer any questions you have - there's no charge and no need to book - we'd love you to drop in.

Frances Pickering, book artist extraordinaire and author of Page After Page is teaching a four day workshop entitled "Summer Lovin'".  You will make a book with a durable and creative cover, using wallpaper lining paper and powdered water colours, which will then be embellished with stitch, and Frances will give you masses of guidance and inspiration on how to create a celebration of Summer in a beautiful book.

Oh, incidentally, Viv may be looking for someone to assist with admin stuff in the future - like the workshop programme and organising the diary.  (Actually, just finding the diary would be a start)
The job is part-time and you'd need to be local - and flexible.  Some of your work could be done from home, but you'd need to be able to work from the studio too sometimes.  If you yearn to produce order out of chaos and believe you could succeed in organising Viv, where others have failed - we'd love to hear from you.

Oh, and there's no truth in the rumour that Viv mislaid her last assistant under a pile of papers.