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New Book

Yesterday I collected 100 copies of my book

“Journeys in Stitch”

Embroideries and quilts created following my jaunts

It costs £14.95 and is 1.50 extra for postage and packing

Here are some things written about it…

Here is the book that Gillian’s followers have long been awaiting.  Full of vibrant, evocative photographs, Gillian leads us around Europe and even further afield.  As she continues her research into ethnic embroidery, she sees, snaps and sketches, to produce a lively travel journal.

IMG_6183On returning to her West Yorkshire studio, Gillian uses her observations to create stunning pieces of work, with fabric, paint and stitch.  Often her techniques are innovative but this book is no instruction manual.  Rather, it is a delightful cornucopia of colourful images which will, no doubt, inspire all those who delve between it’s covers.

“How many of us return home from a fabulous holiday, saying we are going to make a memory in textiles but never do! Gillian has, for the last 3 years produced many beautiful stitched pieces and it is a privilege that she has allowed us to share them with her”.

In this book by award winning Textile Artist Gillian Travis readers are taken on a journey through Europe and beyond. We can see the creative journey Gillian takes to make her embroideries and quilts through colourful images of her photographs, sketchbooks and samples.

I seem to be spending much of my time trying to get the book promoted etc, but did today find some time to get some drawings done for my blues entry for the european quilt event in Holland in May

made in yorkshire

I have been asked to submit some work for the Quilters Guild exhibition in York – Made in Yorkshire to commence next May.
my 3 panelled Halifax, Stoodley Pike, Ripponden panel will be perfect for the exhibitionIMG_6196

At last

After what seems like months without internet access we finally have wifi again and I can continue with my blog. We still dont have a land line yet!
Here are some of my students work from last week



Internet is still difficult but I have been told that it might get sorted this week!
Amongst getting my book sorted I have been trying to work on the theme of blue ready for the exhibition in Holland in May of next year

New Book

Apart from the difficulties I have with my internet the other reason I have not been wrting my blog etc in the last few weeks is that I have been so busy getting my book sorted.
I collected the first copy yesterday and although there are a few changes needed to the layout I am really pleased with it. Now i have to do the hard bit of trying to sell them!
I need to work out how to get some sample pages on to my blog and some publicity leaflets sorted.

My book

I have been working on the last few additions to my book and could even have the finished first draft tomorrow.
Very exciting!
My exhibition has been agreed at Bankfield 28th May – 17th July next year