Welcome to my world! I love to make and I really enjoy teaching. This website is all about both.
First the making. Using really gorgeous textiles and age old techniques, I make patchwork quilts, cushions, unique curtains, the emphasis being on colour and beautiful fabric. Liberty Tana Lawn and Indian hand block printed fabric are two favourites. I also have a huge collection of cotton prints and enjoy combining all of them into the most colourful creations I can manage.
I am aslo a collector of papers and books which I use to make unique and interesting sketchbooks, journals and diaries, usually for commissions, but I often have a few in stock to choose from.
I teach both of these things – sewing and creative book making – either in my home 8 miles west of Hexham or in a beautiful studio in the North Pennines – Leazes House – please check the workshop pages to find out more about workshops.
Sometimes I am at Fairs and Sales, so please join the mailing list if you would like to be informed of the dates and venues of these.