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The Portrait Shuffle

Did you see the Portrait Shuffle at Festival of Quilts? Annabel and I were delighted at the response. If all this has passed you by, let me fill you in on the details...

To raise funds for Save The Children, Annabel and I created The Portrait Shuffle. Anyone could take part, all you had to do was purchase a pack from us that included an A5 canvas. Next, you had to make a portrait on that canvas using any technique and media, before sending it back to us. All of the returned canvasses were exhibited on the Through Our Hands Gallery space at Festival of Quilts. Now the exhibition is over, we are doing 'the Shuffle' and each canvas will be sent to a different participant of the project. There were some amazing canvasses including ones made by Through Our Hands Affiliate artists including Bethan Ash, Mirjam Pet Jacobs, Sue Stone and Eszter Bornemisza. Just imagine getting one of those in the post - what a treat!

Each and every one was different and we honestly felt like it was Ch…

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