So, I’ve been flat chat which is why you haven’t heard from me for a while here on the blog. Here’s what I’ve been up to.
Recently I took ClothBound on the road to meet up with cheerful and hospitable Cloth folk in Cowra, Young, Wagga, Braidwood and Canberra. Is there anything better than a roadtrip? I truly enjoy meeting people in regional areas.
And it was great to get to see my printer Scott doing what he does so well in Wagga. I spent the day hanging out in his very big shed, helping out with a spot of Imperfect Manifesto printing.
My recent show down at Sturt Gallery in Mittagong (what a lovely part of the world) was really well received. It just came down just last week and finally I have all my lamps back home again! Cloth fabric: 20 Years in the making reflected the collections featured in my book, Clothbound.
Was it uncanny or a sort of déjà-vu heading in to my old shop where the Ferrari showroom used to be on William Street? I was there for the opening of Object Gallery, who have just relocated there. I felt chuffed to be one of 50 designers honoured on the night. I’ve got a solo show there coming up soon, so watch that space.
June is a busy month of promotions and travel. I’ll be in Brisbane on Friday June 12 to launch the book and have a wee exhibition of manifesto fragments (like the one above) at the lovely Leesa Hickey’s brand new Red Hill studio. Then I’m back in Sydney at the Craft and Quilt Fair on Glebe Island, launching a new range of fabrics with fabric retailer No Chintz. I’ll be talking about and signing my book for a couple of hours on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18.
No time to stop. I’m hopping down to Hobart for a book launch – scones and tea this time – in a sweet pop-up shop space in The Battery Point Hall, 52 Hampden Road, Battery Point – 2pm Saturday June 20. And all of this just before the winter solstice!
Melbourne! I haven’t forgotten you – Adelaide neither. Probably in Spring time I’ll be doing a thing with you both. There just isn’t room for anything else right now. Sorry to make you wait, my friends.
See you around.