SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS
2020 Shows

 Due to the Covid19 pandemic we have taken the decision to cancel our 2020 shows.If conditions change we shall review the situation later in the year.In the meantime we continue to take orders via the website.If we can be of assistance please contact us on 01568 760461 or e.mail jane_hickman@btinternet.com

News

Autumn Song

 We are experiencing some late summer/early autumn days of warmth,blue skies and the begining of a change to a golden quality of light.Although w...

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Autumn 2020

 Here in Herefordshire Autumn arrived during the last days of August with bright blue skies and a shift in the quality of light.Our Catkins and I...

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August 1st

 On the day before the hottest day of the year we ventured north into Shropshire.The main photograph was taken at the top of the Long Mynd.Having...

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Upsides to Lockdown

 As I mentioned in the previous news update here are a couple of things which are a result of being able to change priorities.The Water Lily has ...

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New Normal

 This morning we would have been taking a coffee break at Reading services en route to RHS Hampton Court Flower show.However because of the chang...

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Staying Put

 High pressure is dominating our weather.Staying put has had mixed blessings.We have very much missed RHS Chelsea Flower Show as it is always exc...

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May 2020

 After a couple of days of welcome rainfall we see the return of blue sky.As I write we would,under normal conditions,be at RHS Wisley taking par...

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April 2020

 To-day the run of clear blue skies has ended and we have re-lit our Rayburn stove.To make room for new raspberry canes we have clipped a sage bu...

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Easter 2020

 It is Easter.The sky is blue blue.Cherry blossom responding to a freshening north wind.Normally at this time of year we would be busy making pre...

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Update

 We have now learned that both Craft in Focus spring show at RHS Wisley Gardens and RHS Chelsea Flower Show have been cancelled for 2020.We are s...

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January 2020

 2019 seems a distant memory already.We are sorting out our list of shows and working on some new ideas for the coming year.The exhibition in Her...

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Makers Market

 I shall have work for the duration of this exhibition at the Old Mayors Parlour including Wool Shawls - Silk Scarves - Original Batik paintings ...

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Back to work

 We are over half way through October.Having spent 2 weeks away on holiday we are now preparing for a run of 4 shows starting at Blenheim Palace ...

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For one day only

 August 14th and time to get outside.Richly coloured Day Lilies under a Blue Blue sky.Preparatory drawing done then into the workshop to do the D...

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Chelsea Catch up

 We are well into the month of August.Life has been busy and only now can we reflect on one or two moments from the recent events in which we hav...

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Interior Fabric has arrived

 This morning we unwrapped the package containing the printed fabrics.We have a Tulips design which will be used to upholster a chair which we sh...

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The North Wind Doth Blow ........

 March 4th - outside the temperature is dipping as we head toward twilight.The time of day to build a fire and relax.This morning we took deliver...

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Interior Fabric Samples

 We have just taken delivery of some print samples which we hope to make available for curtain/upholstery fabrics.The sample designs have been pr...

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Replenished

 To-day we received a delivery of Silk scarves from our printer.All of the silk scarf range is now available.We have made a price adjustment.The ...

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Autumn/Christmas Shows

 We have had a long spell without a show.Now we are preparing for a run of four events starting with Living Crafts for Christmas at Blenheim Pala...

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Despite the prolonged spell of hot weather during June/July our garden survived.The main picture was taken at Hergest Croft which is always rewarding.

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Summer

 It is mid July.The year is slipping by quickly.Last week was spent recovering from the heat of a week spent at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show....

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Spring at last

 Yesterday we had typical April/Spring weather.Good patches of blue sky,clouds racing overhead on a brisk westerly wind.To-day we shall be lighti...

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New Year New Work

 A new original Batik underway.Also some new square format scarves.

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Snow Survivor

 Our ageing VW makes it back to base through the snow.Next morning the sky is blue and the orchard is in full snow suit! 

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Cards for Christmas

 Bonfire Night is still smouldering.Next week we start on a run of 4 shows.We start with Living Crafts for Christmas at Blenheim Palace November ...

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Autumn is in the air

 It is the last day of August and a hint of Autumn is in the air.Elderberries are glittering in the hedgerow and we have a new version of our Eld...

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Off to RHS Wisley

 The van is packed and we are off to set up at RHS Wisley for the Craft in Focus Show.The show runs for 5 days starting April 27th and finishing ...

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More Silk Scarves

 We have some new silk scarves in stock including - Calla Lilies - Quince - Daisies - Honeysuckle.They will form part of our regular range (1500m...

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New Cards

 Spring has arrived this week-end.Blue sky,daffodils and primroses are lit with brilliant sunlight.We have just taken delivery of a greetings car...

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More Mizzle!

 The weather is dominated by High pressure and outside the sky is grey and has been for a few days.We are at work planning shows and work for 201...

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The Last Show of 2016

 This week-end we shall be part of British Crafts at Black Thorpe Barns Nr. Bury St.Edmunds.The show is one of our favourite events.Easy to acces...

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Lavender & Co.

 We are pleased that Lavender & Co. are now stocking our Silk Scarves.Lavender & Co. can be found at George House,The Square, Axbridge.Th...

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The North wind doth blow

 The outside temperature has dipped well into the minus zone.Yeats reminds us "That everything outside us is mad as the mist and snow"....

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Christmas Shows

 We now have 5 more shows before Christmas.Starting next week-end at Sevenoaks School in Kent (Oct 21st - 23rd).Then a break before we go to Blen...

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More Autumn

 As Autumn gathers pace so the quality of light changes.The cider apple trees photograph was taken not long after sunrise with the backdrop of a ...

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The Afterglow

 It is Autumn and our Hosta although nibbled by slugs is still vital.Its time to see if our ageing heating system will see us through another win...

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Velvet Scarves are back in stock

  After a lengthy pause our velvet scarves are available again, just in time for those autumnal dips in temperature.Vibrant colours to chime with...

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Greetings Cards - just arrived!

 Its always good to receive a new print run from our printers.There are one or two new designs and some re-prints to replace stock.The 2 designs ...

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h.Art Herefordshire open studios and exhibitions

 Our display is now ready for viewing as part of h.Art.The venue is the cider press room at Stockton Bury Gardens nr.Leominster.There is a mix of...

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September,Cider Apples and h.Art

 We shall be exhibiting at Stockton Bury Gardens nr. Leominster HR6 0HB throughout the h.Art show(Sept 10th -18th).If you are in the area please ...

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"Robin with Attitude"

 This is the Christmas Card with Attitude.From a very quick drawing made by our daughter Clara!

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Its Hips Its September

 Saturday September 3rd. The "Hips" Card has been sent to the printers along with 3 cards for christmas including "Robin with Atti...

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New "Hips" card design

 Autumn sun - a slight nip in the air - Jane is working on a new version of her "Hips" card which will be available early in October.Th...

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New Japanese Anemone card underway.

 Its September and Jane is re-freshing the Japanese Anemone card design.The weather in Herefordshire is warm,hot even,so its good to do some draw...

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Catching up withe vegetable bed

 Overgrown vegetable bed after being away for the whole of July at 3 shows.Onions have flourished despite neglect and are now lifted and drying i...

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h.Art Herefordshire open studios and exhibitions

We shall be exhibiting work as part of h.Art at beautiful Stockton Bury Gardens HR6 0HB. Starts sept 10th until18th. Go here for comprehensive detai...

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Sweet Peas Batik in progress amongst the real thing!

 Jane is just getting down to work on some new original Batik paintings.After an exhausting run of shows in July and a 70th birthday party for Ke...

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Last day at Art in Action

 It's the final day of the very last year of Art in Action.So it is a little sad but we have had a good show and have met lots of old friends.We ...

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Heading to Art in Action

 Wednesday July 13th.Early start for set up day at Art in Action.Caught in some rush hour traffic coming out of Upton on Severn.We shall be "...

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Home from Home

We have been here at RHS Hampton Court Show for one week now and our 4m x1.5m stand has become a second home. We pack down tomorrow evening then retur...

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All ready for the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

 All ready for the show. We are on Stand CLM 864 in the Country Living Magazine Marquee. We have posted a few images of the flowershow on our g...

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Come and Visit us at Hampton Court Palace

The Hampton Court Palace annual Flower show organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) starts on Tuesday 5th until 10th July and we are there ...

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