Exhibitions

OLSA: Santiago de Compostela

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Exhibitions, News | 0 comments

OLSA: Santiago de Compostela

Every year over 100 000 people make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. This phrase may be literally translated as St James of the Field of Stars – and relates to the story of how the tomb of St James was found. It is said that St James preached in Spain before returning to the Holy Land where he met his death as a martyr on the orders of King Herod Agrippa. He was beheaded and his body was thrown outside the city walls – his supporters retrieved it and managed to take it to Jaffa, whence it was miraculously transported across the sea to Galicia in a stone boat. It was...

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OLSA: The Goya exhibition

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Discussion, Exhibitions | 0 comments

Stunning exhibition at the National Gallery of portraits by Goya. Since seeing this exhibition I have decided definitely to renew my membership to the gallery as I went almost because I wanted to use it – the ‘moneys worth principle.’ That extra motivation made me go on a day when it was not really convenient. I came away quite stunned – the portraits were so lively and fresh.  I imagined that each individual could easily step out of their canvas and start a conversation.  As I walked round the early galleries it reminded me how we like to be remembered at our best...

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OLSA: Road to Santiago exhibition

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Discussion, Exhibitions | 0 comments

OLSA: Road to Santiago exhibition

Delighted to hear that my work has been accepted for an exhibition at Saffron Walden library in 2016. It happens that the dates offered coincide with the time I was actually walking the Camino in 2011 – so that feels poetic. I am looking forward very much to working on more images for this exhibition and also providing some information about the Camino pilgrimage about which I knew very little before I planned to go. It is easier to start with the destination – the Cathedral of St James in Santiago de Compostela – which houses the shrine of the apostle of St James. I have...

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OLSA textiles and prints: DITCH THE PLASTIC

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in Discussion, Exhibitions, News | 0 comments

OLSA textiles and prints: DITCH THE PLASTIC

]From 5th October, 2015  you will be charged 5p for each plastic bag you need in the larger shops such as supermarkets. Now is the time to invest in a strong material bag. OLSA has some beautiful bags made from new remnants of strong upholstery cotton lined with canvas remnants or French linen. They are made to be strong, with double-stitching on the handles; these are long enough to let you carry the bag over your shoulder or in your hands. The straps are wide enough to be comfortable even when the bag is full.    

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OLSA at Denbies Craft Event 27th September 2015

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Exhibitions, News, Sales | 0 comments

OLSA at Denbies Craft Event 27th September 2015

I am delighted that a very good friend, Jane, is going to be at Denbies Vineyard  Craft Event on Sunday 27th September, 2015 to sell some OLSA textiles and prints. These sales (run by SHOPFEST) are a regular, established monthly event  (except August) at Denbies and very popular for finding individually-crafted original gifts for friends and families (and to enjoy in your own home).  Jane is going to do two sales ( the next in October) with items specially chosen to be ideal Christmas presents   
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OLSA textiles: wool

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Discussion, Exhibitions, News | 0 comments

OLSA textiles: wool

I am going to be concentrating on giving a little information on individual textiles in the early part of this week, in the run-up to our sale of fine things in fine fabrics (plus some selected prints) at Denbies Wine Estate, near Dorking on the 27th September, 2015. Today I want to talk about wool – one of our most familiar and perhaps most underrated fabrics. I have pictured a beautiful scarf made from a cashmere/silk mix that will be on sale. As I bought a perfect remnant from a tailor it is very competitively priced. Most of us probably don’t give wool a second thought, we...

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