As I mentioned here, The GreenStage Gallery in Bishops Frome commissioned map shades for their Christmas exhibition and they are nearly complete.


They asked for one large pendant shade to hang above the reception desk and so I managed to lay my hands on two consecutively numbered OS maps from the 1970s which were still in sheet form and unfolded.  I have joined the two together to make a whopper 20″ diameter by 24″ high.  This is the only lampshade of the collection that uses a non-local map and is left un-appliqued.  It is of Edinburgh and its environs.


All the others feature Herefordshire and Worcestershire and are appliqued with plant fibre paper to add definition and to hide the major fold lines.

My young son astutely pointed out that they are not my usual style and of course he is right.  They are a diversion from my normal colourful stitched-and-cut patterns, but the next two shows will see a return to my signature style.

The show runs until 10 January 2010 and is at

GreenStage Gallery,
Hop Pocket Craft Centre,
Bishops Frome,
Worcester WR6 5BT

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