Sunday 17 October 2021

 USA debut

"50 Years of Flower Power" is officially installed & on display for the 1st time in the United States at ARTfactory!  9419 Battle Street, Manasas, VA, USA, 20110
Don't miss your chance to check out this collaborative freeform fiber artwork instigated a few years ago by Prudence Mapstone.   The exhibit is showing until Dec. 4 and also features fiber art creations of local artist Karen Ballard (who also contributed to "50 Years").
Artist Led Gallery Tour: November 6, 2-4 pm
I'll add more in situ photos as I receive them...if you are reading here and manage to get to the exhibition, take a selfie in front of the artwork and email your pic to me at and I will be happy to add it here too 😀💖  

May be art of indoor

May be art

 May be art

Sunday 26 September 2021

Great news!!

The artwork will finally have its USA debut in a gallery in VA next month.

I hope that many of the contributors will be able to get there to see it, and feel free to spread the news to anyone you think might be interested.

More details coming soon.

May be an image of jewellery and text

Saturday 15 February 2020's heading to the USA

Vogue Knitting Live - Seattle

Great news for anyone who was involved in this project a few years back.

It's just been confirmed that the '50 Years of Flower Power' piece will be travelling to the USA, and will be on display at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle, WA, on March 13 to 15.  I'll be taking it over myself, and will be there on each of the 3 days to talk about freeforming and creative crochet and knitting. 

If you are anywhere in the vicinity, or can get yourself there, I would love to meet you.'

Really looking forward to it, and I hope to see some of you there: Knitting Live - Seattle

Monday 25 July 2016

in the news

when Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine was recently interviewed about what was happening at the Jumpers & Jazz festival on the TV news, the 50 years of Flower Power piece certainly made a colourful backdrop

Thursday 7 July 2016

Our collaborative artwork again on display...

Yesterday we installed the 50 Years of Flower Power collaborative freeform piece in the Warwick Art Gallery, where it will be on display in the entrance foyer until 11th September, 2016.

The artwork has been tweaked somewhat.  Last week I spent a couple of days unobtrusively stabilizing some of looser work.  With so many previous showings, and because of the overall weight of the piece, a few sections become quite stretchy.   I also reassembled the hanging to fit the length of the gallery wall which, at 7m in length, was quite a few metres shorter than the original piece had grown to become.

To best fit in as much as possible, some of the scrumbles have now moved position, changing ends or travelling to the top of the piece to increase its height...but rest assured that any scrumbles that didn't actually make it into this reincarnation will still be seen by heaps of people, as I'm now joining those pieces together in a totally new configuration, and they will be used to yarnbomb one of the trees just outside the art gallery during the town's annual Jumpers & Jazz Festival, which runs from July 21-31.

I'll be heading up that way again then, for workshops and for the festival opening, so I'll add more photos to the blog towards the end of the month.