Pop-up Parlour – The Oracle, Reading. Exhibiting work of Reading’s Artists and Designers. ON NOW!

ImagePop-up parlour – Reading’s Aunt Elsie’s secret market has taken a temporary residence in the Oracle Shopping Centre under the name ‘Handmade at the Oracle.  

The parlour hosts a special collection and installation pieces by local artists and designers who volunteer and work with the Jelly. Everyday the space is open from 11.30am to 2.30pm and warmly invites people to come and enjoy and explore the joys of the handmade.

There will be all kinds of activities to join in with from drawing to knitting and sewing, the Postcard from Reading project to a bead project. You can just pop along with your own project or come in and sit down with the artists and makers and enjoy the space and time.

Everyone is welcome but please note they can not have any unsupervised children – Aunt Elsie wouldn’t know what to do!

My work is currently for sale within the space. I can be found there hanging out with the other artists and designer/makers during some weekdays with my knitting.

To learn more about Aunt Elsie, Jelly and Handmade at the Oracle please visit the Jelly website:  http://jelly.org.uk/2012/06/handmade-at-the-oracle/



Whiteknights Studio Trail – 16th and 17th June 2012

I will be exhibiting this year on the Whiteknights Studio Trail in Reading with friends Trudie Middleton and Dan Dunne – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2012.

For more info about the trail and to download a map of the trail please visit here: www.studiotrail.co.uk


Campaign for Wool – Brand Supporter

I am delighted that I am an official brand supporter for the Campaign for Wool. Click for Campaign for Wool Website.

His Royal Highness (HRH) The Prince of Wales is well known as an environmentalist and has long recognised wool as the first choice fibre for sustainability, durability and quality.

HRH has agreed to be the patron of The Campaign For Wool, an initiative based on his drive for universal sustainability.

I am pleased to support the The Campaign for wool and celebrate the natural qualities of the fibre, I encourage you to do the same.

Many of my college projects during my MA at the Royal College of Art and during my BA at Winchester School of Art were focused on using wool (my favourite fibre if you haven’t guessed already) so when I first heard about The Campaign for Wool – Video for The Campaign for Wool I was keen to be involved. I took part in a Campaign for Wool competition for Rowan in my final year at the RCA and it was due to this competition that I met James Laxton www.laxtons.com who helped me with a project when I left college. Wool plays a very important part in my work. My love of wool and knitting has taken me on some very exciting journeys. It has taken me to far away remote communities in the Himalayas, and places closer to home such as Paris, Orkney and Shetland. Now that I’ve finished my studies I am able to put into practice the things I have learnt and experienced and apply them to my professional practice. I am a very proud supporter of the Campaign and I aim to continue to spread its message wherever my next wooly adventure will take me.

Made in Clerkenwell

24th to 27th May 2012

The next exhibition is fast approaching. Emma will be exhibiting in Meeting Room 2 in the basement of 33 – 35 St John’s Square, EC1M 4DS

Admission £2.50 – Under 16s Free
Thurs 24th May – 5pm to 8pm
Fri 25th May – 12noon to 8pm
Sat 26th and Sun 27th May – 12pm to 6pm

Spring Shows coming up – Made in Clerkenwell 24th to 27th May

A few events coming up in the next few months. Watch this space to hear news of future exhibitions.

NEXT UP is MADE in CLERKENWELL, London – 24th to 27th May 2012. Please stop by and say hello. Click the image to enlarge.

This is what Craft Central says about the show:

Summer Open Studios at Craft Central 24-27 May 2012
Special Launch Night on Thurs 24 May, 5-8pm (join us for a drink)
Late Night Shopping on Fri 25 May, 12noon – 8pm
Avoid the High Street crowds on Sat 26 & Sun 27 May, 12-6pm
Craft Central, 21 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DX
AND 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS
Admission: £2.50 each (under 16’s free)
2 buildings; 90 designers; the ultimate shopping treat!

Part of the Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe, Craft Central opens the doors to its two fascinating Victorian buildings. Made in Clerkenwell is an intriguing ‘behind the scenes’ chance to explore the workshops of our renowned design community –
whether you’ve got an hour to pop in or a whole day to mooch, mingle with the makers in the studios where they work their magic. One ticket allows unlimited access over 4 days, including Thursday’s launch event and Friday’s late night shopping.
Avoid the high street and opt for handmade! Prepare to be tempted by fashion, interior products, ceramics, accessories and traditional crafts by 90+ exceptional UK designers. Whether selecting a gift or just browsing, this shopping treat is topped off
by meeting the maker. Stand out from the crowds and commission your own piece or discover a bespoke design service.

Tenby Colours

We had a very nice trip to Pembrokeshire last weekend. I loved the colours of the houses and shops in Tenby. It was a grey ol’day weather wise but perfect light for capturing the Tenby colours.

We stayed at The Tin Bungalow which was the perfect base from which to explore Pembrokeshire – The Tin Bungalow