Saturday, 21 July 2012

Art Around the Firth

21st to 28th July
This is a week-long opportunity to see artists at work.  The event involves four venues, including the Anna Macneil studio that make a pleasant tour around the Beauly Firth.  We will be open for longer than normal hours - 10am till 5pm daily (closed on Sunday) and during the week we will be offering drop-in feltmaking sessions.   Please email for details.

If you have never tried feltmaking, this is a chance to have a taster and see how quick and easy this craft can be.  In an hour you can easily make a small wallhanging or a couple of bookmarks or perhaps a few felt beads - whatever takes your fancy.

The other venues are Beauly Gallery (14 different artists - see Beauly Gallery for details), Tore Art Gallery (7 artists - again, see their website) and closer to us is the studio of painter Avril Marr who will be open from 10am till 7pm daily.  All venues offer a warm welcome and you will find doing the tour a very pleasant way to spend the day.

Of course, normal work will be carrying on as well - orders keep coming in, so we don't have time to just sit and play with fibres!   Yesterday I posted off a special wrap - wider than our normal style, shaped at the neck and lined with silk - very sumptuous and I hope I will soon have a photograph of the recipient wearing it.  Today I was embroidering a batch of scarves for Elgin Cathedral - like our normal scarves, but the embroidery is inspired by the Pictish stone that stands in the grounds of ruined cathedral. 

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