Saturday, 30 August 2014

British Wool

This is my entry to the  "no bigger than 12ins" British wool competition which is part of the British Wool event to be held at our studio complex tomorrow . Harris Tweed foundation, British wool blanket and anchor tapestry wools

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Wrapping up

Its very satisfying to tie fabric in to bundles!Makes you feel as though you don't have so much...

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Summer School 1

Day One of the William Morris Summer School I am teaching. Can't believe my students produced these lovely results in just one day!








Thursday, 7 August 2014

Festival of Quilts 2014

Have been at Birmingham NEC today at this year's Festival of Quilts. Favourite pieces were this stitching by Colette Sinclair "The Garden Scape". It was entered into the Quilt Competition and wasn't really a quilt which is why I think I liked it!


Also loved the stitching and zaniness of Anne Smith's quilt . I have admired her work from afar so it was great to see it in real life.


Purchased lots of fabric of course and my favourite threads from Empress Mills and am now a delighted owner of an original piece from Louise Baldwin whose work I love. She bought a piece of my work last year so now we a re even!


Friday, 1 August 2014

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Wildflower Area

A couple of weeks ago I actually managed to spend a couple of hours drawing in the wild flower garden at The Hearth. It was just going over but hope I managed to capture some of the atmosphere of this slightly over run area which gives a lot of pleasure to our visitors.