I have just restocked my etsy shop with some bits and pieces from my studio including this collage which has bits of my late grandmother's sofa included and some very old silk hexagon patchwork. I love working in this very free patchwork style just pulling very special bits and pieces together into a resolved composition.
Sunday, 8 December 2013
This is one of the pieces I am showing in the Textile Hub exhibition. The fox is built up with tiny hand stitches/ split stitch. It takes me so long and I am wondering whether to go back to machine embroidery to do work like this where people can't seem to tell the difference.
Monday, 2 December 2013
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Next year I will be running courses all over the place - Cornwall, Norfolk, Suffolk, Scotland, Nottinghamshire and Kent! Now I am getting back into a routine after Knit and Stitch my thoughts turn to running workshops from The Hearth at Horsley which is where I have my studio. I have just added 3 new Spring courses to my website. To check them out please look HERE
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Monday, 18 November 2013
My bags are packed and I am all ready to meet the public and exhibit my work in my gallery "Thread and Thrift" at Knit and Stitch in Harrogate. this year I feel privileged to be exhibiting alongside Dorothy Caldwell and Tilleke Schwatrz . The only down side is that I will be inside for 4 days and won't be able to get out to the Harrogate charity shops!
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Suffolk flowers from a Norfolk girl. One of many pieces that I have been making to sell at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate. I will be going on Wednesday to set up. If you are in the North please drop by and say hello. I am on stand TG500. You won't miss me if you have a prepaid ticket as I will be the first gallery in front of the entrance. My space is slightly smaller than at the other shows though still packed full of pieces I have loved making and wish to share with you.