I’m am thrilled to say that Aratoi will be show-casing a selection of Agnes Coy hand mades.


It’s an amazing feeling when somewhere you REALLY rate expresses an interest in your work. Aratoi is an art gallery that I’ve visited so many times over the past year. Their approach to art and their loyalty to local artists is very impressive. If you’re ever in Wairarapa, visit it. This is farming country and to have a place just up the road where I can go and soak up beautiful work by other artists has, in many ways, kept me sane. They have the coolest coffee shop attached to it and the BEST flat whites! Can you tell that I’m pleased? I sit in my studio in my little wooden cottage  beavering away whilst listen to BBC Radio 4 on the internet, loving every minute and knowing that out there people are actually considering buying my ‘stuff’ that I would, quite happily, produce for nothing! Quiet incredible!

…and and AND, they refered to me as a textile artist! Ha ha, a TEXTILE artist, who’d have believed it?! Hmmm, t.e.x.t.i.l.e. a.r.t.i.s.t. – I quite like that hat – let’s try it on – oo er, it might even fit!

Until next time…

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  1. Congratulations Alison, having your work featured at Aratoi is a real achievement as there standards are really high, cant wait to see your work there.
    cheers Victoria

  2. Myra

     /  October 10, 2007

    Congratulations textile artist. What an absolute thrill, and although one shouldnt be surprised, it is so good to receive fellow artists appreciation and acknowledgment. You have come of age in that exclusive world and it couldnt have happened to a more worthy and deserving talent. You have achieved what some can only dream about

  3. Congratulations to you and well done.
    I am not surprised, your work always looks wonderful.
    What a very exciting time πŸ™‚

  4. Congratulations!
    Did you listen to Woman’s Hour (Tues) about ‘the gentle art of domesticity’ book? I laughed out loud when our craft/homemaking hobbie and books were branded ‘pinny porn’!!
    You must listen to it!

  5. Congratulations – and you certainly deserve the title “textile artist”.
    Cathy X

  6. Hooray! Fantastic.

  7. Mum

     /  October 11, 2007

    Well!! We are feeling very proud of our daughter!!!Well done!! Looking forward to viewing your show case in December with puffed out chests.

  8. How wonderful! That is so exciting for you – well done Alison πŸ™‚

  9. Wow!! Congratulations!! I checked out there website and it looks very impressive. What will you be putting in there? One question, what are ‘flat whites’?

  10. Poppy Black

     /  October 11, 2007

    Yay! I knew they would take your work. It is beautiful and so stylish. You are going to have so much fun being a textile artist. XXX

  11. congrats! We might be going to Masterton this weekend, will have to try remember to check it out.

  12. how exciting, a textile artist no less.

  13. WOW!! That is really terrific about the art gallery – you are becoming quite settled now in your different routines and haunts. Look out World of Wearable Arts 2009!!! Well done, Al, that is great news for you!
    Auntie P

  14. You sure are a textile artist Alison, and a very talented one at that πŸ™‚

  15. that’s great alison, so nice to be showing somewhere that you really love.

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