It’s been a long time….

…since I checked in here! My days are busy with the things I love and I mostly use Instagram which I find a lovely way to share quick photos with friends and family.You can find me there as Kate Jackson Textiles. I also have a temporary blog called Sixty Times Around The Sun which is to […]

Running With Scissors

From 17th October until 25th, I will be Running with Scissors at Ayle near Alston – at Jane Willis’s lovely studio – Leazes House. I’d love you to come and visit so I can show you all the amazing colour and fabric I have had such fun working with this year – endless hours of […]

Spring Equinox

Happy Spring! It’s officially here! The days are now actually longer than the nights and so we enter that glorious part of the year where everything thinks about growing, the sun shines and the birds sing. Wonderful. Yesterday, the Vintage Fair in Hexham went really well and many of my dear friends came to snap […]

Good bye January…… happy to see you go!

It’s been snowing, it’s cold and I am not amused! So I have been hand stitching…. ….and planning some workshops for that happy time when it is Warm, Light, Green instead of white, dark and cold. This is my latest obsession – Liberty fabric cut and sewn very precisely. It has taken me by surprise […]


Would you like to learn to make a quilt? From start to finish? from the individual squares to the finished thing with piecing, layering. quilting and binding along the way? I am putting a workshop together that will do all of that and more – it will take place over three days, with a month […]

Hexham Courant

I am delighted to be featured in the local paper with such a lovely informative article. So if you have arrived here via the link – then WELCOME! have a browse around! I make all sorts of things and teach workshops too. I am getting ready to teach a books workshop tomorrow, we will be […]

The Hearth, Horsley

I will be offering some of my workshops at the Hearth….. …… a lovely venue with some great advantages for the folk who live at that end of the A69. It has a great cafe too! To start with, I will be teaching the coptic binding for sketch books and lovely notebooks . Check out […]

September, the season of mists etc

As the year turns, thoughts shift to autumn days and winter evenings…. ….. and the joy of spending time with colour and textiles, paper and glue to offset the grey and dark days ahead. It is the same every year, leading up to the hour disappearing from our evening and the dark descending ever more […]