Perception: The Big Disconnect

Perception: The Big Disconnect

Perception comes in two forms – how we see ourselves, and, how others see us. Now, of course, we know ourselves intimately after all we live our lives each day fully conscious of what we do and more importantly, why we do it. But many most likely see us quite...
Stepping Away

Stepping Away

I know people gain a great deal from being part of a textile or fibre group. Groups are a fantastic place to form connections and networks.  There’s also the learning and support that should come from being part of a group. Me?  Towards the end, I was always out...
We Care

We Care

The world of textile and fibre art is up to us. It’s our time to show we care – making it a strong, well-informed and welcoming creative platform. And while most of us create our work independently, we can still exert influence. We can remember those who...
The Success Icegerg

The Success Icegerg

Well, my stars must be aligned or in their seventh heaven or whatever the terminology is as I’ve had an amazing news week. And while it’s great to look at this as success, which of course it is, what it really is, is the realisation of a lot of hard work....
Ideas = Exposure + Research

Ideas = Exposure + Research

We all have ideas.  When we’re walking, in the shower, cooking dinner – all sorts of odd places, and all sorts of odd times. So, that big question ‘where do your ideas come from?’ is often at the forefront of any discussion on creativity in the...