Saturday, 16 December 2017

Donkey Days

I love donkeys and Ned The Lonely Donkey was a favourite Ladybird book as a child. I recently purchased this very worn 1920s Egyptian appliquéd piece and have been using it as inspiration for an appliquéd donkey template. I meant to make several donkey pieces to sell for Christmas but life has just got in the way!

Friday, 15 December 2017

Colour Stories

As I say in my book "Textile Collage" it is better to muddle up your fabrics in order to get more exciting colour combinations happening. Today I have been doing just this and I am hoping these little piles will turn in to some new small collages.

Enjoy looking at my fabrics!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Montana textile workshop opportunity

I will not be coming to the States to teach in the near future but my British friend Donya Coward will be. Here is some information about a workshop she will be running in Montana. There are a few places left...

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Red for Christmas

This Chridtmas I am going to bring more red in to my home. Turkey red fabric creeps on to my work anyway but this year I am going to decorate my walls with  red garments including this little red coat which I have been working on for the last couple of days.

Monday, 27 November 2017


Unassuming but pretty quilt but as always I can't resist taking the scissors to it. Look what's inside! Can't wait to use that wearing away turkey red fabric for something.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Come in from the cold

Come in from the cold to our Winter Fair and Open Studios event at The Hearth this weekend 18/19 November. The studios of the 10 resident artists will be open and we will as usual be joined by guest exhibitors. The full list HERE

 I have been making a series of chilly animal pictures including arctic hares, foxes and wolves and of course the polar bear. Many new things to see in my studio, including new displays which I will try to share later in the week when I have finally tidied up!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Natural Selection

If you are in or around London this exhibition is not to be missed. Ever since my graduation show I have been obsessed with birds and they creep into my work at all levels. This exhibition looks at nests and birds nests - the locations, materials, techniques ( very textile weaving and knotting), birds eggs and the psychology behind collectors. You have to watch all the films to make it understandable but these are informative  and well presented. It has been one of the best exhibitions I have seen for years. There has been much interest in the exhibition so they have now extended it to November 26th. More info HERE