Tuesday, 28 March 2017

This textile collage is a bit like my allotment. Nothing much going on but getting ready - fleece over the broad beans, old bits of carpet suppressing the weedy paths and some patches dug and some with manure still sitting on the surface. I quite like it as it is but over the next week will bring it in to new life with some green shoots, which in the north of England are just starting to appear. Having a garden or allotment makes you aware of how precious our environment is and how important GREEN is every Spring. Will post next week when I have embroidered some life on to it!

Friday, 24 March 2017

So impressed

So impressed with my family and their magpie skills.. My husband managed to find this beautiful silk log cabin for me on his travels and my daughter a wool crazy quilt. They want me to cut them up and start making but I think I will just admire them whole for a while! 

Thursday, 16 March 2017


Some tiny collages made today specifically for cards.

Sunday, 12 March 2017


Here are some pictures to give you a flavour of what the students on today's workshop were trying to achieve. They were working in a textile collage style in response to a Winifred Nicholson pairing and these pictures are very much of unfinished work but some lovely pieces emerging.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017


I am starting to do a series of collages around an image transfer  of a very serious looking cat. This cat has been pinned to the noticeboard in my kitchen for many years and I thought it was time to share this delightful image around a bit. Here is the first collage I have made using him and which is available now on ETSY and also a picture of my kitchen noticeboard which I agree is a bit chaotic but isn't everybody's?

Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Sea, The Sea

Due to a cancellation one place has become available on my "The Sea, The Sea" course at The Hearth, Horsley, Northumberland on Sun March 26th. Full details of the course are over on the workshop page of my website but these images give you a flavour

Thursday, 23 February 2017

craft yourself to wellbeing

My copy of Wellbeing has arrived from
Australia. What a beautiful magazine. The article which I contributed to is about Wabi Sabi craft.