My first shot at promoting Rhondda creatives.
http://www.craftand design.net The website for Craft and Design mag, also lots going on, check out the Awards, I am to be a judge for the Textile section, helping to select winners this year.
http://www.craftmaker.co.uk/melissawarren Craft and Design month is May, look at details for my workshops on this link.
“Woman’s Work” an exhibition to celebrate IWD, will show work from Welsh women artists between 10th March and 2nd April, on Thurs, Fri, Sats at my workshop/gallery “Lemon Blues”. Website almost there. http://www.lemonblues.moonfruit.com
Lots on for me this month, work in exhibition at Oriel Ynys Mon (Anglesey) and Warwick Museum and nice comments about my work at Melin Medi web.me.com/lilybolero/Wasties Space where Heather Wastie has written a poem about one of my pieces.
Check out the above to see some of the work on display in West Wales. It has given me a taste for working outside!
The Makers Guild in Wales will be opening a retail gallery for 6 months in Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff Bay, from 8th Feb, where you will be able to see my long gloves, bags and some wraps and scarves, including pieces celebrating themes from the Centre. Closing at the end of August, but very successful.
My work is evolving, I want to push the boundaries of knit. Ideas have come from the strangest places. I have really enjoyed collaborating with other makers on “Material Connections” exhibition, see example below. We should do more of this as makers. www.makersguildinwales.org.uk