Sewing seeds Doing deeds

I am very proud to announce that I am now holding monthly women’s only drop in textiles groups at The Pankhusrt centre. This is a dream come true for me, to be stitching in the same house as the Pankhurst’s did over 100 hears ago when fighting for the women’s right to vote. The fight is still not over so we will be carrying on in their footsteps, stitching for equality.
‘Sewing seeds Doing deeds is a feminist textiles group, you don’t need to be able to join the sessions to be a part of the cause. You can send in photos of your feminist works to @sewingseedsdoingdeeds to be featured.
These are run along side Manchester women’s aid who offer a free Family Law advice clinic on alternate weeks and a Shelter & Housing Benefits adviser once a month.
I hope to see some of you there! You can show your support by following the Instagram page @sewingseedsdoingdeeds
I will leave a link in the comments.

Studio Tour 2.0

A long while back I shared with you some images of my old set up, since then I have moved everything into a studio in my home, I shared photos on Facebook and Instagram but seem to have forgotten them on here. So today I would like to show you my new studio space, it’s so exciting for me to have this space to do what I like with, and I have never been so organised! As you can see from the photos, I have a making desk, a photography desk and a packaging desk, a section for all of my finished products and one for my equipment. I have added more artwork to the walls since taking these photos.

It’s important for me to have a space to go and do my artwork, it helps to keep my mind fresh and active and also helps to inspire me, I am very grateful to have the little workshop to tinker away in. It makes me feel proud to have my banner and artwork up on the wall in there!

Rats that craft groups

I’m so bad at remembering to take photos but here are a few of the set up and what we have been doing at the ‘rats that craft’ groups. I am so happy that this is taking off, we have been having a great time!
Big thank you to everyone who has been part of them, can’t wait for the next one!
 
 
  
 

The gift of the embroidery bible

I’ve been a bit quiet online recently, I have been taking a bit more time to complete personal projects like decorating mine and my partners room, making gifts for friends and working on some stuff for a new collective. I will get back into the swing of things soon, but it’s been nice to take things a little slower recently.
But today I want to show you this, for Christmas my partners Grandma gave me the Embroidery stitch bible. As a lot of you know, I have taught myself everything I know, just by figuring it out. Turns out there were a few things I wasn’t doing right and this book has helped me work these things out. This year I will be starting to work through it, exploring new stitches and techniques and expanding my embroidery knowledge. I highly recommend the book to anyone at any stage in their learning, it’s amazing! Keep an eye out for these new stitches in my pieces this year!

@justacard Indie week- Indie Friday

It’s day 5, the last day of the @justacard Indie week and challenge, today I am buying, selling and celebrating independent shops and businesses.
Thank you so much if you have supported me in any way big or small this week, it means so much to me and encourages me to keep doing what I do. You can see all the things I have available in my shop in my stories today on Facebook or Instagram, or just browse through my shop.
The Sea Cat
 

@justacard Indie week- Spread the love.

It’s day 4 of @justacard Indie week and Instagram challenge and today I’m sharing some of my favorite artists with you! This is an incredibly difficult task as I have so many creative people in my life and I can’t seem to narrow it down, these are all artists that inspire me, some are friends of mine, some are just talented artists that I love! Please give them a follow, like, share, comment, whatever, just spread the love! I have tagged all the accounts below, if you click a tag you will be taken to their Instagram page.

The Sea Cat

@mogwai_breakcore @puss_ytattie @dhammit.tat @rare_bear_ @kaowa_creations @martaajunke @baddiva.vontease @slimetime_slugtopia @scum4gold @mouxja @lewysedwards @mengi.may @charliecrossdesigns @littlebodiesshop @hulmeloonies1 @mauritzverlinden @fungi_lighting @madagast.art @mosaic.rocks  @sewyoursoul @lalatigerbloom @stickupcrochet @lil_p.i.g. @sadcattttttt @antikki.tattoo @devilsdenclothing @the_littlest_falcon @libby.bove.design @bespokebazaarrr @millipedeity @broke_boutique @paintedpeachuk @bratbabytattoo @captain_purky @themechanicalmenagerie @buttongirlart @mushka.mizu @lauragraingerceramics @discoredia_tattt @westbrook_forge_craft @fleurillustrates @frog_paracord_designs @moofshroom.emporium @disinfectedslut @mollylemonart @shizzy_clo @alicio.d.alfonsina @annalisaluciana @weirdsculpture @glassartwerks @mattgjlawrence @freeorgy @the_drawing_room_art @alexandrakehayoglou @westweaves @lisaseaurchin @sorryjonnydied @six_herons @ladylillypot @miss_sohee @kathrin_marchenko @lemonpepperstudio

 

 

Justacard Indie week- Events, shows and online platforms.

It’s day 3 of @justacard Indie week and part 3 of the Instagram challenge, today I’m talking about which platforms I buy and sell on and what events I have coming up.

I use my website, Facebook and Instagram to showcase my work and I use Etsy to sell it, however not all of my sales are made this way. My website is the best way to view my work and has a blog feature to keep you up to date with everything going on in The Sea Cat’s world. You can subscribe to my mailing list to receive emails about events, projects, new releases, discounts and more. 

Unfortunately this year I have been unable to participate in any markets in person due to Covid-19 restrictions and having surgery. Some of my clothes however went down the catwalk and my embroidery hoops were displayed in the exhibition at the SLUGLY: Anti-Fashion and Arts Micro Festival a couple of months ago and I also had a virtual gallery in the Chorlton Arts Festival Virtual which you can still view at chorltonarts.org or on my website.

I have been forced to adapt to new ways of getting my work out there so I have a couple of Virtual events coming up that you can get involved in on Facebook…

30th November- 7th December- The Sea Cat’s online Christmas market

4th December-7th December- The SCRAP YARD RATS online Christmas market

Please click ‘going’ on the event pages to make sure you get notifications about when they are starting. There will be loads of beautiful handmade gifts up for grabs.

The Sea Cat