Hilary Hollingworth - artist

daily darns

I will the daily darns when I can though they will come in groups of various sizes.
I am now up to day five. Check them out on the darn-a-day page.

Catch up September 2016

I have come to the conclusion that I am not a natural blogger.
Though I do read many student blogs as part of my job so I am trying to become a more frequent writer at least.
My latest work is in progress but as part of a separate task I have set myself is to produce a darn- a- day I will get into the habit of visiting my web-site more frequently and therefore may be posting on this blog more regularly.
In a few weeks time my new students for the MA Creative Pattern Cutting at theUniversity of Huddersfield

after a long time!

It's been a long time. My last visit was early in 2013 when I was trying to improve. 
I am clearly not a natural blogger but I do intend to try 
personal and University life has got in the way for a while.
In the summer of 2014 I had the privilege of being invited to New Zealand by the New Zealand Embroiderers' Guild to teach workshops during and after their conference. I was there for 5 weeks and traveled teaching in both the North and the South island. More of this later.

My latest stitching news is that I have just returned from Melton Mowbray where I have been working with a wonderful group of women who have been darning away for the week end.

finding memories

My brother and I are currently in the process of clearing out my parents house and I am finding many things that remind me of where my love of stitch and needlework is inherited. Part nature and part nurture. It is the stitched and hand made objects that evoke the most memories. The crocheting of my maternal grandmother and the embroidery of my father's mother. The household objects and clothing sewn and knitted by my mother.
In fact any of the textiles we find can trigger emotion not least the bundle of dusters and dish clothes tied together and labeled, why only she knew.

trip to St Alban's

Just a quick up date. Like many of you I have been finding it difficult to find the motivation through this long spell of Winter weather. We have been having some brighter days though and this is a help to change the mood.
I had a teaching trip to the Herts. Branch of the Embroiderers Guild and though I was worried about the travel, I had had a bad back for some weeks before, I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It is always a lift to meet people who are enthusiastic about stitch. There was some good work started and I hope that some of the group will enjoy finishing their pieces.

A catch up

It is quite some time since I last updated this blog. lots of things have happened  in the time in between. I have been working all the time and I think that my work is developing though I have not been stitching as much as I would like .
I have given a number of talks and taught several classes. I am lucky enough to have more in the pipeline.
I gave a two workshop sessions at the Embroiderer's Guild A.G.M. last Easter time and I have just returned from a workshop for the Herts. branch of the Guild.

Catching up at last

I have had a few weeks of running around trying to catch up with things.  Family events and with University work. The good news is that I have managed to make a few deadlines both at the University and with my stitch work. Also I have been steadily stitching away and am planning to enter an Art Quilt for the quilt Show in August.
My hope is that over Easter I can sort things so that I have work set up for the future that I can pick up and put down as we are now getting to the end of year assessment time.

Still stitching

Tourist junk. The artist has worked a photograph from her travels to Hong Kong in stitch.Hi there!
Sometimes it is difficult to commit the time that I need to my work. I am planning a number of pieces for different events but other aspects of life take over. The last few months have been such a time though I have tried to keep up stitching as much as best I can. I am currently working on a piece [1 meter by 50 cm approximately]  that has a background completely covered by stitch this is my contact with needle and thread. As the background is almost done I will need to set aside a block of time to work out my move to the next stage.


I am sorry but I am still having problems from my own laptop, will have to up grade, so progress in getting going with my blog has been slow.The knitting and Stitching show at Harrogate seems so long ago now but I am still feeling the glow.there is no better experience than being amoung people who have the same passions.
The Friday night lecture by Jan  and Jean, with Alex was a joy with the opportunity to touch Julia's work wonderful.I found that I had to start stitching when I got back to the hotel and i am still stitching.

Knitting and Stitching

Time is catching up on me next week is the Knitting and Stitching Show and I still have lots to do. The things that there seemed to be lots of time for have not been finnished and there are few days left to do them. As usual I have done other things including sorting my web site. the difficulty is that all the different sides of life expand at the same time. So it goes. One day I will write in more detail about the progress  the of stitching. 

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