Silly Summer Sale!

Thursday and Friday 14/15th August Having decided I will no longer make felt or jewellery, it is now really easy to let go of all those supplies and equipment. here’s a bit of a list Janome embellisher – new  – was £269 now £150 merino fibre in lots of colours – £3.00 a 100gm felters […]

Workshops at Ayle

well, the first of my summer workshops at Ayle was a treat! Jane is an excellent hostess and there was no shortage of delicious food, great cakes and free flowing tea and coffee. We were making the Gees Bend inspired patchwork that is so interesting and liberating. I managed to pack up the car with […]

and so it begins…

I’m back from France, back from London and ready to start the summer with a whole host of workshops. But before I ramp up the advert – isn’t this just the most glorious start to summer! My garden is bursting with vegetables, flowers and very many acres of weeds! Its a full on task dealing […]

Workshop Programme

Thank you …. …. to everyone who called by the Hearth at the weekend. I had a lovely sociable time and I hope those of you who bought my handmade books really enjoy them! Those I have left will appear in the ‘shop’ soon if you missed the chance to see them in real life! […]

Print and Paper

The Hearth Horsley 26/27 April Following on from the success at the Vintage Fair in Hexham last month, I am now getting ready for this next event at the Hearth. Getting ready means listening to audio books and making real books – lots of vintage papers, glue, paper and endless cups of coffee. I like […]

Dates for Your Diary

two great events coming up soon On March 29th I will be at the Hexham Vintage Fair I am busy sorting and packing all sorts of treats and treasures which will be on sale at really great prices. You’d be doing me a favour, I really need to make more space in my workroom! 29th […]

Flying geese

……. who knew? I have been playing with colour again. Flying geese are a very useful block to incorporate into cushions or quilts. I had no idea there were so many ways to make them! You have to be careful with the cut along the bias as the fabric can pull out of shape so […]

It’s A Beautiful Day…..

….for thinking about learning something new! Since I left my Whitfield Workshop at the end of January, I have been sorting, planning, thinking… it’s all happening here in my head! I have come up with a workshop timetable that will get your creative urges flowing and your hands busy and hopefully inspire you to produce […]

The end of an era, the beginning of a new adventure

This week I will be leaving the workshop I have enjoyed for the last two years and be looking for a new adventure. I love creating spaces full of colour and textiles. My workshop has been described many times as an Aladdin’s Cave of delights. Over the years I have certainly collected some interesting materials […]