Labour weekend has come round again and Helensville is having another open studio weekend. This means it tidy the studio time so visitors don't fall over anything when they come in. I will have work on display and the studio will be open for people to see where I create mess as well as work!!
I will be open 10 - 4 Sat, Sun and Mon. lots of places in the main street of Helensville will have maps so if you are in the area please drop in and say Hi.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Sunday, 7 August 2016
I have just finished this piece of Or Nue, a gift for a school principle.
A close up to show how the metal threads changes direction which provides the piece with so much movement.
I then discovered that my computer can zoom into the picture and it show the stitches and the texture of the metal thread, which when you are using it looks smooth! amazing.
Posted by Jo Dixey and Kit Dean at 13:01
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
I have a few projects on the go at the moment which is not really like me but sometimes that's how life goes.
This is a small hanging for an exhibition based around the theme of Tea, called Any 1 4 T. I just have to put the binding on and then that's finished.
This is a piece of Or Nue that will be a gift for my sons school principle who is moving on to another phase of her life. I love Or Nue so this will be a pleasure to stitch.
My solo exhibition opens next week so I have spent the last few days putting hangers on the back of the work and typing up labels, I will hang the show on Monday, Estuary Arts, Orewa.
Posted by Jo Dixey and Kit Dean at 17:18
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
I have booked 2 workshops in conjunction with my exhibition in Aug. A 1 day stitch sampler, a short bus queue and a 1 day Blackwork. Both will be held at the Estuary Arts centre in Orewa, just north of Auckland, details on their website www.estuaryarts.org
Posted by Jo Dixey and Kit Dean at 09:40
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
In a moment of insanity I have entered a local wearable art exhibition/ competition called Art n Tartan. As you can guess the theme is tartan. I decided to make a kilt and jacket outfit using only upcycled business shirts and a suit. The show is in Waipu in July. I have almost finished my entry just a few finishing touches to add. I have called the tartan the McBusiness tartan. all pieced from old shirts.
Posted by Jo Dixey and Kit Dean at 14:08