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I can tell you about my week through my ‘painting-a-day’ paintings.

May 23rd    © Claire Leggett 

An orchid from the salad at our Thai meal to celebrate being wedded for twenty whole years – yes I did take a flower out of the salad and yes, I did say 20 years!

May 24th   © Claire Leggett 

A pale pink, double-headed Aquilegia which was the only casualty of having a new fence put up down one side of the garden.

May 25th   © Claire Leggett 

A raspberry pink, candy striped Dahlia bought on impulse at a grocer’s shop in Ledbury.

I was in Ledbury (which is a sweet, quintessentially English market town) to drop off some paintings at Shell House Gallery.

Saturday 26th May is the opening day of “Artists Garden” – a group show. I love painting flowers from my garden and so was delighted to be able to join in. While I was there I bought these dahlias and some other fabulous bedding plants to paint, so the cycle continues.

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This is my Pre Christmas, off timetable week and I’m pottering about on some of my #wips 👏🏻 Starting to #embroider this luscious bit of gold screen printing 🧵➰🌿#textileart #textileartist #screenprinting #screenprintlife #gold #leaf #printing #wip #broderie #slowstitching #embroidery #embroideryart #quietcreativedays
Spent a lovely (and last workshop day before Xmas 🥳) making #textileart and #drawingwiththread ➰🧵➰ @mac_birmingham From painting to collage to appliqué and stitches- fun, fun, fun 😝#illustratedstitch #applique #handstitched #textiles #workshop #stitchersofinstagram #stitchery #textilepictures
This Sunday 📆 @paperdollshandmade market 🛒 the @mothershipprojects #MARKit ladies will be selling their #hand printed and #hand sewn products for the first time 🥳 🎉 👏🏻 Please show them your 💙love💜 and be quick to snap up the cutest tea-towels ☁️ (swipe to see just some of the stock) 🏢Custard Factory, Digbeth #refugees #handmadesocialenterprise #everyonewelcome #refugeeswelcome #printedtextiles #socialenterprise #screenprinted #supportlocalartists #womenempoweringwomen #birminghamcity
Yesterday I taught Teacup Totes Embroidery @winterbournehg 🧵 ➿Here’s my sampler for class (finished in front of Strictly last night) #embroidery #embroideryflowers #embroideryart #broderie #stitchersofinstagram #stitch #slowstitching #frenchknots #daisystitch #stemstitch #teacups #stitchlovers #sewingfun #mindfulstitching #drawingwiththread

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