Thursday, 23 June 2016

Lots of you have enjoyed the Eugenie Alexander video I posted on May 22nd. I am now wondering whether this piece of work which my daughter sourced at a London market and gave me for my birthday is by Eugenie. Wish handsome men in suits still helped you try on shoes!

Sunday, 19 June 2016


I use little pieces of Turkey Red fabric in my work a lot. Good to see red creeping in to much Swedish folk costume too. These photos taken in the Dalarnas Museum.

Friday, 17 June 2016


Here are some of the things I have seen this week in Sweden which will I hope inspire future work. I am in the Dalarna region north of Stockholm.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Happy Birthday

Happy Official Birthday Liz.
Here is a glove I made several years ago when I was going ( dare I admit it? ) a bit of a monarchy phase! I am running a glove workshop offering similar techniques in the Autumn . Click HERE for details.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

A Batsford Book

So I haven't been blogging for a while. In the summer I am so busy with my garden and allotment - watering, planting and thinking of ways to defeat the slugs. I have also been working on an interesting textile project with a refugee group in Newcastle and teaching away from home.  Over the winter I was also busy with a secret project which I am now able to reveal as it has gone to print! I have been writing a book called "Textile Collage" for Batsford Books which is going to come out early September. You can't get your hands on it yet but you can pre-order on Amazon. Here is the link

I will be revealing more about the book in forthcoming months and haven't even seen it myself yet but thought you should be the first to know in case you follow my work and want to get hold of a copy as soon as it comes out.

Saturday, 28 May 2016


I am working on  8-10 pieces for an exhibition later in the year. Here are a couple of details.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Eugenie Alexander

Someone has kindly sent me a link to a  wonderful little pathe film about Eugenie Alexander who created many of the illustrations for my Fabric Pictures Book. An unusually attentive husband! Good to see a woman making her living from fabric collage so long ago.