Come and visit me during warwickshire open studios June 2021

Region: 
Shipston-on-Stour
Artform: 
Collage, Mixed media, Printmaking, Textiles

Textile art and clothing in a garden setting.
Caroline captures the beauty of nature using the pigments and imprints of the leaves themselves. No synthetic ink, dyes or silk screens are involved. Hand and free machine stitch are used for embellishment, producing complex patterned cloth. The naturally occurring colours are soft and harmonious and the process is respectful of the environment.
Leaves and dyes come from sustainable sources – many are grown in her own garden. The slightest change in plant species, soil or climate produces marked variations in the prints – every item is unique. Textiles are natural fibres, ethically sourced wherever possible. Vintage textiles are upcycled, giving them a new lease of life. Much of the linen and lace is sourced from brocantes and charity shops. Cooking pots used for processing are also recycled – copper preserving pans, cast iron laundry pots, aluminium cooking pots. All these techniques are the antithesis of today’s ‘throwaway’ society.

Venue

Little Barn
Vicarage Lane
Long Compton
CV36 5LH
Directions: 
Near the end of Vicarage Lane, on the right.
Mobile: 
07557 022531

Warwickshire Open Studios. These are my opening times in June

At last things are opening up a little, and there will be some venues where you can see my textiles . Lockdown was a very productive time for me, so there is loads of new work.

 Exhibtions :

1st May-5th June

I am joining a small group of varied artists to exhibit at the beautiful gallery in Bampton as part of Oxfordhire artweeks

http://www.westoxarts.com/

NB for covid safety you will not be able to try clothes on at this venue, but we have made it very easy to return items that don't fit, for a refund

22nd June-20th July

A curated exhibition of new work with other westoxarts artists

Wall art only at this event

19th June -4th July

Open studios at my home and studio in long Compton Warwickshire

Garments, wall art, home textiles. demonstrations of the ecoprint and natural dye process

There will be a changing room and a chance to try things on. Garments will be quarantined and sanitised before reshelving.

As much as possible of the exhibition will be outside, but please bring your mask to wear in indoor areas

Nb I am not open every day - please see the link below for opening days

https://www.warwickshireopenstudios.org/artist-profiles/2021/caroline-nixon 

July 14th & 15th

Textile fair, hellens Manor Herefordshire- dteails to follow

august 7th-8th

Leamington Art in the Park Festival returns to Jephson Gardens and Mill Gardens Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 August. This free festival will be brimming with artists selling and demonstrating their work, musicians, performers, story tellers, workshops and fantastic regional food and drink.

And I will be there with oodles of ecoprint!

 https://www.artinpark.co.uk/

 

Workshops

Inevitably I have had to venture into online workshops during lockdown. These have been enormous fun, and very well received. I am hoping very much to be able to resume face to face workshops later in the year at Long Compton

There is the exciting prospect of an ecoprint workshop in Morocco next year.

 

Online workshop for intermediate printers, May 8th for 6 weeks

https://www.smore.com/r0y2t-ecoprint-with-natural-dyes

Online workshop for beginners currently running and will be repeated in Autumn 2021

August  25-September 1st Ecoprint with natural dye workshop, Brittany France – full, contact me for waiting list available

https://www.smore.com/esapy-ecoprint-and-natural-dye-workshop

September 5-12th Advanced Ecoprint workshop, Brittany France. Full with waiting list

https://www.smore.com/f3zps-advanced-ecoprint-luxury-retreat

 

October 15th Beginners Ecoprint workshop Littleheath Barn Bromsgrove

https://www.littleheathbarnstudio.com/workshops-and-courses

Ascot Spring Garden Show

exhibition news

exhibiting now at this lovely gallery

A selection of my wallhangings and scarves

Compton Verney Textile Fair

Wonderful day at beautiful Compton Verney,exhibiting at their textile fair.

Some of my scarves at the recent exhibition in the Octagon gallery
Photo by Francesca Palange of No Serial Number magazine
Click on this link to read her blog article about the exhibtion
http://noserialnumber.org/caroline-nixon/

A few pictures of my recent exhibition