11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Title : “Figured”
Preview: Friday 15th March between 6pm and 8.30 pm
Exhibition Open daily from Saturday 16th March until Sunday 31st March: 11am and 6pm.
St Margaret’s House
151 London Road
In this new body of work, of paintings and drawings, Lynn Ahrens focuses on the malleable
form of the human figure to produce images which reveal a vision of ourselves in the world
which both replenishes, and challenges the anatomy of living.
Lynn Ahrens is a previous winner of the Shell Expro Premier Award at Aberdeen Artists
Open Exhibition, was selected for BP National Portrait Open Exhibition London 2007, and has exhibited widely in the UK and twice in Tblisi Georgia.
His last solo was at the Edinburgh Palette Gallery in 2017.
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
“The Animal Connection” is an exhibition exploring the variety and ambiguity of relationships between humans and animals. The opening night (22nd of March, 6PM to 9PM) will provide an opportunity to discuss the work with the photographers and be shown around by them.
You will find us on 3rd floor, in Gallery 1, waiting with excitement and a free drink for you to enjoy. Parking is free after 6PM, and dogs are allowed, of course.
Opening hours until the 29th will be 10AM to 7PM.
We are looking forward to see you!
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free-motion embroidery, also known as Free-Machine embroidery, is a useful core skill for Textile Artists, Quilters and Felters. Many of my other creative workshops involve free-motion embroidery so if you’re not sure which one to take, then I recommend this workshop as a starting point. No ‘drawing’ experience is necessary.
This workshop will teach you how to use a sewing machine as a creative tool. Whether you want to quilt, create mixed media art, make cards, or embroidery on your clothes, this course will show you a variety of ways to do it.
Who is this aimed at?
Quilters, Would-be textile artists, dressmakers or crafters looking for something a bit different!
What will I learn?
This workshop aims to teach you the basic techniques of free-motion embroidery:
setting up the machine for free-motion embroidery
guiding the needle to draw with thread
how to obtain a variety of patterns and texture effects
use of fabric stabilisers
the afternoon project will help you practice, to create a small stitched picture.
All materials and sewing machines are provided or you can bring your own machine. You will need a darning foot suitable for your make and model of machine and I recommend using size 14 or 16 Topstitch needles. Please check that you have your power cable/foot control, bobbins and your instruction manual.
Craft Warning: Described by Kirstie Allsopp as ‘the crack-cocaine of craft’ Free-motion machine embroidery can be seriously addictive!
Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/free-motion-embroidery-2/. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0773 939 7369