- Neil Cruickshank
What’s Happening with Dorset Textile Artist Carol Cruickshank?
OK so it’s been ages since my blog last summer and there is lots to catch up on.
Dorset textile artist Carol Cruickshank in Dorset County Show September 2022
Neil and I had a great time at the show, this time taking some of Neil’s driftwood work to sell. It was fun meeting old friends and making new ones. I sold my original of Clavell Tower as well as prints, coasters, placemats, tiles and cards. I met Mandy and Jim from Martock Gallery, Somerset who wanted me to exhibit in their gallery.
Dorset textile artist Carol Cruickshank exhibiting in Poundbury with Artwey and Casterbridge Art Society
A week at the beginning of December saw Neil and I exhibiting in Poundbury. It was a beautifully curated and varied exhibition. We played and sang carols when we stewarded which was lots of fun.
As usual I spent quite a lot of time working on presents for the family - including an Advent Calendar and Christmas stocking for our latest family members - and placemats. Neil and I worked hard presenting “The Walking Nativity” around local pubs and on Christmas Eve in Easton Gardens on Portland. It was a great start to our family Christmas celebrations.
Dorset Textile Artist Carol Cruickshank’s Latest Commission
I was asked to make a textile picture as a surprise 70th birthday gift for someone who had admired my work at Otterton Mill. As it was of Durham Cathedral and her garden, I had to rely on photographs taken by the family as it was too far to visit. I was very pleased with the final textile.
What’s next for Dorset textile artist Carol Cruickshank?
It’s a new year and so far I have started my picture of Snowdonia from Anglesey then I will be working on a Hope Cove commission. I have some more commissions in the pipeline, and I am waiting for the right season for sketches and photographs.
I am not sure yet of any exhibitions this year as they need to be confirmed.