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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.

Lastly, if you are looking to 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.

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Blossom tree kits

New in! I have just added two new kits to the shop. This is a pair of beautiful blossom trees – cherry and apple. The kits make up into a fabric panel 35cm square. Included is enough fabric to bind the edges to make a piece ready to hang! (Or maybe you want to make

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FREE P and P

All items in the shop have free postage and packing! There are lots of new goodies here – do have a browse. I am so pleased to have my new website up and running at last that I thought I would try and make it even easier for you by offering free postage and packing.

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NEW :Landscape in Textiles book

Finally! I have just completed my second book – Landscape in Textiles. This 40 page soft cover book is illustrated lavishly with examples of my textile landscape pieces. It includes photos showing the processes behind the work too and where I get inspiration.Find it in the shop to buy.

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Events

Craft Fair Stonor, Oxfordshire
Date: 28/08/2020

The annual ICHF event held in marquees in Stonor Park. Sadly now CANCELLED.   It is a huge craft fair packed with really high quality hand made work, as well as other attractions and excellent refreshments. A really lovely day out in the countryside.

Artists at the Herb Farm, Oxfordshire
Date: 05/09/2020 - 06/09/2020

Artists Exhibition at the Herb Farm, Sonning Common.

Winter Landscape
Date: 12/09/2020

http://www.creativequilting.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d854.html

Make a winter tree landscape in a day. Learn how to create the shadows in perspective. Learn how to layer your fabrics from the background to the foreground, adding details and finally machine stitching using a freemotion technique.

 

 

Workshop: IPAD for Textiles
Date: 23/09/2020

An introduction to using your ipad for textile work. We will use photographs taken in the gardens as a starting point for this work, and Kate will show you how to manipulate them for use in various textile outcomes.

You will need an ipad and stylus – ideally an apple pencil.

Workshops at Old Bank Studios
Date: 25/09/2020 - 27/09/2020

Workshops at Old Bank Studios

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