December 3-21 1a Inverness Place, Roath AiR Catherine Lewis Catherine will be in 1a to make a wellspace for slow making and recovery; it will also house her urban ink making lab, using local well water… More
I have an exhibition on at the Hearth Gallery, University Hospital Llandough. It’s a sharing of my time, views and experiences at the lovely Ourorchard-Einberllan project that is happening on land adjacent to the hospital. The work is up until the 15th November and I’ll be on site 7th & 14th 12.30 – 4pm. Come and make a postcard and chat.
‘Our new exhibition, Art, Nature and Wellbeing with Textile artist, Printmaker and Natural Ink and Dye-Maker, Catherine Lewis, opens in the Hearth Gallery today.
Catherine was commissioned to explore a beautiful area of semi- rural pastureland and natural woodland on the University Hospital Llandough estate which will become the site of Ein Berllan : Our Orchard, alongside a series of innovative art workshops with patients, staff and visitors at UHL. The result is a wonderful exhibition which aims to raise awareness of our unique orchard project, and explores the relationship between our environment and sustainable art practice.
Come along to the gallery to meet Catherine and discuss her art processes and practice :
12:30pm – 4pm on Tuesday 7th November and again on Tuesday 14th November.’
For more information on Ein Berllan : Our Orchard at University Hospital Llandough, please visit : my Orchard blog or
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If you have recently bought one of my scarves or are lucky enough to have been given one as a gift, here’s a few extra thoughts on caring for it:
The more you wear it, the more it softens and becomes you. Many of my scarves have a frayed edge – don’t be afraid to pull off any loose threads, it will add to the pretty, distressed, natural look.
Ideally just air your scarf after wearing it by hanging it up. We over wash our clothes these days and scarves aren’t likely to get very dirty! That said, silk, linen and nylon are pretty tough fabrics and so it’s fine to wash them, but please do it gently, on a hand wash setting, with a gentle, non-bio powder. Then use a little eco fabric softner in the final rinse.
They may be ironed, but the parachute silk nylon needs extra care and a very low setting.
I hope you enjoy wearing for many years and feel good that it was made without causing any environmental damage.
So I can now reveal … last week I spent two days with a lovely BBC Bristol crew and presenter Anita Rani, filming for the Countryfile Autumn special on 23rd October. I had such a lovely day at Sharpham Park Estate, the home of Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry and Kilver Court. And best of all…. loads of wonderful walnuts for me to use in our winter collection of beautiful, sustainable textile products!