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Picture of Kate with partly finished work behindKate in her studio in Berkshire . "This is my favourite place - I can't think of anything I like doing more than starting with an idea, and developing it through the use of colour and composition until it becomes a new work of art"

Welcome to the ArtsFindlay website.

Feast your eyes on amazing original artwork made from textiles. Kate has been creating fabric paintings since 2014 using applique methods and mixing in many other print and paint techniques too.

You will find original art for your home here, as well as landscape and wildlife prints. In the shop, browse products for the home including cushions, mugs and tea towels, as well as an extensive collection of greetings cards.

If you enjoy making your own work, check out the new range of applique kits using fabric designed by Kate.

Book a talk or workshop! Kate is an experienced speaker and teacher. Email Kate to discuss what would work for your group. In the events listings you will see where Kate is holding workshops and exhibiting. Some of these events are open to book individually, by following the links provided.

Latest News


Stonor!

26th-29th Aug (Bank Holiday weekend)

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Festival of Quilts is coming!

I will have kits, panels, cards and new work to show you.

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Whiteknights Studio Trail

11th and 12th June Progress Theatre, Reading I am excited to say that I am taking part on this very well established art trail for the first time (It should have been 2020, but, hey ho!) I’ll be showing at the delightful Progress Theatre – with in easy walking distance of a number of other

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Events

Festival of Quilts
Date: 18/08/2022 - 21/08/2022

https://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/

Find me on stand QIA26. I will be exhibiting here again for the whole of the show.

Henley Country Craft show
Date: 26/08/2022 - 29/08/2022

Crisp morning

Long border at Kew

I’ll be exhibiting here in “A” tent – come and find me! I will have original textile pieces for sale as well as prints, cards and other items.

Poppy Patch workshop - HaresPoppy Patch workshop - Hares
Date: 10/09/2022

https://poppypatch.co.uk/courses-and-workshops/

Make a hare picture from templates provided. The background will be more individual depending on what you would like to add to the piece.

Bring fabrics for the background and hare or buy from Poppy Patch.

Workshop : Mini Birds Appliques in Shinfield, BerksWorkshop : Mini Birds Appliques in Shinfield, Berks
Date: 15/09/2022

Make a small bird piece (or two!) in raw edge applique. You will have a choice of birds to use from Kate’s “Birds” panel, included in the price.

Kate will demonstrate how to bond fabrics and create a background for your bird, as well as how to use free motion stitching to sew the piece together. Your designs can be finished with some hand stitched details as desired. Templates for leaf shapes will be available. Kate will also show you how to mount the piece onto a box frame, or foamboard to complete the work.

All fabrics will be provided and ideas for backgrounds given too. You will need your sewing machine and a few embroidery threads for hand sewing. Ideally, you will have had a go at free motion stitching, but do not need to be an expert at it! Full instructions will be sent nearer the time.

The School Green centre in Shinfield, where the workshop is to be held, has its own cafe selling a selection of drinks, cakes and sandwiches.

The cost for the day is £75

E-Textiles lanterns : Institches StudioE-Textiles lanterns : Institches Studio
Date: 19/10/2022

Create a lantern using a variety of media and creative techniques. The light is from an LED which we will sew into the lantern with conductive thread and a switch and battery pack.

https://www.institchestextilecourses.co.uk/kate-findlay—magical-lantern.html

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