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Sudbury, Suffolk, United Kingdom
I am a textile artist living on the Suffolk Essex border. I am a member of the Out of the Fold Textile Group and Tin Hut Textiles. I am also a tutor for Creative Stitch Suffolk and teach City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting as well as workshops for The Cosy Cabin, Cottenham College and various local groups.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Ebb and Flow pieces

In the rush to complete the pieces for the Tin Hut Textiles exhibition I forgot to take photos. So now the exhibition is over here are the three hangings on the theme of Ebb and Flow.......
Ebb and Flow. Black linen wholecloth discharged bleached and stitched

Ebb and Flow detail

Ebb and Flow. Inspired by ripples in the sand at beautiful Druridge Bay.
Recylcled calico coffin cover, rusted and handstitched

Ebb and Flow inspired by the lovely textures of the beach and dunes of Waxham Sands.
Artic wool felt embellished, shrunk, dyed and stitched

Waxham Sands detail

Monday, 19 September 2016

Texture Adventures in Stitch Magazine

Oct/Nov 2016 issue of Stitch magazine 
Very excited to have a project featured in Stitch magazine. This is the Texture Adventures technique which I designed in 2012 and have been teaching at workshops ever since.

I also sell packs with all the materials needed to make an 8" panel.  These are £8.00 plus VAT. Please contact me on maryelmcintosh@gmail.com if you would like to order one. Available in lots of different colourways.
 It produces reliably good results and is  good introduction to free machine sewing.

The combination of machine and hand stitching makes it a popular workshop with embroiderers

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Ebb and Flow Exhibition is now OPEN

Suffolk West Embroiderers' Guild first exhibition

25 members of the Suffolk West branch made work on the theme of Landscapes and Gardens as part of the year long celebration of the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown.
Hylands House set in grounds designed by Humphrey Repton

Work by members of Suffolk West Embroiderers' Guild

Our exhibition opens on Sunday 4th September in the upstairs gallery of the Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ

Friday, 2 September 2016

Ebb and Flow exhibition by Tin Hut Textiles

Members of Tin Hut Textiles have made textile fish in their own individual styles to be displayed in a full size trawler net suspended from the ceiling of the Pond Gallery at Snape Maltings. Here are just a few of them to whet your appetite for the exhibition which will also show the Snape inspired work created for the Blackthorpe Barn exhibition along with a body of brand new work inspired by the theme 'Ebb and Flow'

Dates: 2nd - 7th Sept 2016
Times: 10am - 5pm each day
Venue: Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP17 1SR

Fantasy fish by Carol Gurney

Pouty Pike by Kingsley Thompson

A veritable shoal by Annette Morgan
My fish is..........still a work in progress so you will need to visit the exhibition to see him for real

Workshops at Festival of Quilts

As well as having my usual Quilting in Action stand at Festival of Quilts I also taught three workshops there for the first time.
My Quilting in Action stand QIA7
 Many thanks to everyone who looked after my stand while I was teaching. Cynthia and Jean on Friday, Pam and Teresa on Saturday and Lynette on Sunday.

Results from the 3 hour Texture Adventures workshop on Friday

The international set of ladies with their TA pieces - we had visitors from all parts of the UK and from Germany and Finland 

The results from the Layered Landscape workshop on Saturday - a veritable meadow of poppy fields

The paper mania sunflower results from the Sunday workshop

The paper mania girls show off their pieces

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

City and Guilds students exhibit at Festival of Quilts 2016

I always always encourage my C & G students to enter their final quilts made for the level 3 certificate course into the Festival of Quilts so that they can be seen by the thousands of visitors.

Quilt by Teresa Harvey
 This is often a real act of faith as the quilts need to be entered long before they have been finished and in one case before it was even started!
Quilt by Dawn Bowen
 It was great to see these three hanging in the Contemporary Quilt section of the show
Quilt by Pam Garland