Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Twenty Twenty, Much Wenlock . . .

Last week I dropped off some stock at the lovely Twenty Twenty Gallery in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.  Mary Elliott took over the gallery in 2004 and has since developed Twenty Twenty as a premier destination for rural art and craft in the West Midlands.  More recently her furniture designer husband Hugh has taken on development of Twenty Twenty's online business as well as exhibiting some of his own products in the gallery.  The gallery has regular exhibitions throughout the year and there is a permanent selection of jewellery, ceramics, glass, furniture, sculpture, painting and prints by some of the best British artists and makers. Twenty Twenty is currently showing an exhibition of contemporary art medals which has been curated by Ron Dutton.

And to add to their display they now have the Millbank & Foot 'Wenlock' scarf in their window.  Well worth a visit!

Selvedge magazine . . .

Millbank & Foot almost but didn't quite get a mention in the July/August copy of Selvedge magazine.  We entered the magazines 'Celebrate 2012' scarf competition with our 'Wenlock' design.  Unfortunately we didn't make it into the top three but they did write this:

"Scarves have been used to mark historic moments for decades and your 'Celebrate 2012' competition entries showed us why.  Although our three winners chose to commemorate the years biggest events, some of you chose to record local occasions including the Wenlock Games in Shropshire event and 'Flora Day' in Helston, Cornwall.  We had a wonderful response from our talented readers and would like to thank everyone who entered."

Friday, 20 July 2012

Craft in the Bay Summer Show . . .

Last Friday was the opening of the Summer Show at Craft in the Bay in Cardiff.  The exhibition runs from the 14th July until the 2nd September and includes work by Daniel Boyle, Carys Davies, Gin Durham, Jin Eui Kim, Gabrielle Jessica Frazer, Anna Collette Hunt, Saya McNairn-Yanagi, Charlotte Morrison, Ross Perton, Corinne Eira Evans, Charlie High, Jo Lavelle, Louise Lovell, Alys Power, Claire Cawte, Mary Flynn, Helen Foroughi, Ruth Harries, Heidi Mehta, Penny Seume, Sophie Buckingham, Mark Cooke, Elizabeth Forrest, Catherine Lewis, Ruth Shelley and myself.  I went down to have a look  . . .

Image from here

image from here

my work next to Carys Davies bowls

Monday, 9 July 2012

Shrewsbury Open Studios

This weekend  we opened the doors of The Creative Studio to the public as part of Shrewsbury Open Studios. Over the course of the weekend we had around 150 visitors which was absolutely fantastic! If you missed it this weekend, fear not! We will be open again this coming weekend ( 14th & 15th July ) between 11am-5pm. Take a look at the two new collections of scarves, hot off the loom. Also exhibiting in The Creative Studio is Footprint photography, R&A Collaborations, Millbank & Foot, Matt Sewell and Jacqui Dodds. Kate Millbank and Jacqui Dodds will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. 

The Regal Collection . . .


We'd like to introduce you to the first two colourways of the Regal collection! These new additions to the Helen Foot Design range are made from 100% cotton and will be on show as part of the Craft in the Bay summer show. The scarves will also be available to buy through Helen's new website very soon.