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Featured in Absolutely City & Angel magazine

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The lovely people at Absolutely City & Angel have featured my London Taxi cushion in their August’12 issue.  Thank you guys!!! 

Here are the details- The taxi is embroidered on ivory silk in a stitch that has a hand-drawn line quality. There are ochre silk baubles at the corners. Size 45x45cms and price £70 including delivery. For buying this cushion please go to www.miratis.com

Art In Action 2012

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Art in Action 2012- I exhibited and demonstrated my textiles at this lovely show at Waterperry House, Oxford. 

All kitted out in my wellies for the show. The grounds were sodden, but everyone remained undeterred and in high spirits. Almost felt like being at a music festival.

So on day 1, I was kitted out in my wellies.

I invited people to tag the place they travelled from to Art in Action on the British Map quilt. What a wonderful variety of visitors- we had someone all the way from Orkney Islands, from Glasgow, from York, North Wales, Dorset. FAB!

The Textiles Tent

The organisers put a wonderful show of music and dance performances together for the exhibiting artists. It felt so special!
There was Flamenco, performed by Spanish artists for us

All exhibiting artists were treated to a lovely sit-down dinner by the organisers. Here are my fellow Textile artists.

There were food stalls serving all sorts of yumminess and 400 artists demonstrating everything from glass blowing to painting

My London Map Quilt displayed in the ‘Best of the Best’ section 
My London Map Quilt displayed in the ‘Best of the Best’ section 
A big thanks to the organisers, the volunteers, exhibitors and visitors! 

Come and say hello at Art in Action

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I would like to invite you to Art in Action, where I would be demonstrating map quilts & exhibiting handwoven cashmere and silk scarves in bold joyful colours from 19-22 July at the Textiles Tent. 

Inspired by the simple principle that people are fascinated when artists and craftsmen openly demonstrate their skills and discuss their work, Art in Action was born 35 years ago. Today Art in Action welcomes approximately 25,000 people over four days. Visitors come to learn, buy and enjoy the exhibitions, classes and performances of 400 demonstrating artists, designer makers, teachers, musicians and performers.” 
Here’s the link for more info www.artinaction.org.uk

Please come and say hello.www.artinaction.org.uk

The Weekend Culture Edit

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Saw two of my favourite artists today- Anita Klein and Alighero Boetti. Anita Klein’s new linocuts are on show at the Menier gallery.

‘Poppies’ by Anita Klein

Anita spoke of the inspiration behind her work and how she strives to achieve a sense of harmony in her compositions, something akin to placing the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together till they all fit and feel right, she said.

The audience was entranced. Me included. :)
I bought the catalogue, which Anita very kindly signed for me. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am!

Then we strolled over the Tate Modern and saw Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan

The embroidered maps are phenomenal! 

The sheer scale of the work is awe-inspiring. This piece covers the whole wall and is intricately embroidered in tiny stitches. I wish I had better pictures. 

These maps were embroidered at Boetti’s commission by Afghani embroiderers and have text in Italian, English and Arabic.

Cross stitch map

These mathematical, grid inspired rugs were so beautiful.

And finally finished the day with coffee and cake and the best view in town.

Summer Exhibition 2012

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I’d like to invite you to my Summer Exhibition on the 27th May 2012 at my studio where I will be showing new bespoke map quilts, handwriting quilts and handmade scarves in bold colours. Come and discover stories behind each work- from maps I collect to letters I have found in flea markets. And there will be tea and cake, of course! :) 
I look forward to seeing you on the 27th.

Directions Livingstone Studio | 36 New End Square | Hampstead | London NW3 1LS
We are a few minutes walk from the Hampstead tube station and about 10 min walk from Hampstead Heath Overground. If you are driving, you may be able to find some parking nearby though there is none outside the studio.

Important Please note we can accept cheques and cash only. 

Featured in The Independent

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Hello All. I am very happy to share that The Independent has featured my Love Letter Quilt in their 50 Best Homewares!! The 50 products in the list have been hand-picked by Kate Watson-Smyth, well known for her impeccable taste and eye for detail. For those of you who are not familiar with her writing yet, follow her interiors blog Mad About The House

BIG thanks Kate and The Independent!

PS I will be showing the Love Letter Quilt at my Summer Exhibition at my studio on Sunday 27th May. Come and see it in person. :) The address is

Livingstone Studios
36 New End Square
London NW3 1LS
Open 11am-6pm

Come say hello at BCTF Harrogate

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Inviting all you design devouts and seekers of beautiful handmade things to British Craft Trade Fair at Harrogate on from 15-17th April. I will be showing my new range of scarves, cushions in luxurious silks and cashmere and some lovely silk necklaces  in bright pops of colour. Come and say hello at Stand N70.  

PS The above invite was designed for me by the very talented Gunjan Ahlawat, a dear friend and a fantastic graphic designer. Will post a link to his work as soon as his website is up. 

Featured in British Trade Craft Fair’s press adverts

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The lovely people at British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) have featured my quilts and scarves in their press adverts. A big thank you to BCTF organisers!

For those who don’t know the show, BCTF is an trade event featuring some of UK’s best designer-makers. Organised every year at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, it is open only to trade buyers i.e. galleries and boutiques. The show provides an opportunity for buyers to meet the designer-makers and order directly from them. 

This will be my first outing at the show and I will be launching a new collection of scarves. I am very much looking forward to it. Here are the images that have appeared in magazines like the Crafts magazine (Jan/Feb’12 issue), Craft and Design, Fashion Extra Magazine (Feb issue), Attire Accessories ( Feb/March ’12 issue). If you are a gallery, museum shop or a boutique please come and say hello at my stand No 70 at the Newcomer’s gallery BCTF and see the all the pieces featured as well as new ones.

Crafts Magazine
Fashion Extra Magazine, Attire Accessories Magazine