Saturday, 28 November 2015

Please join at Chateau Dumas

Please join me next year in the South of France! Yes, its official, I am teaching  a full week's residential course at the beautiful Chateau Dumas near Toulouse in association with Selvedge Magazine. Please click on this LINK to find out more.

Friday, 27 November 2015

I  have just delivered work to The Customs House in South Shields. The exhibition is described below. My stitched drawings are my own designs but taken from years of looking at crewel work designs and old embroidery transfers. They incorporate pieces of the original transfers and my own drawing within the backgrounds.

Illustrative & Stitched Drawings
Various Artists   

28 November 2015 – 10 January 2016
Main Gallery

Featuring the work of illustrators and artists working with stitch, this exhibition explores the role of drawing in their practice - challenging traditional perceptions of ‘what is drawing’ and the ‘finished’ product within illustration and textiles. The exhibition includes work by regional, national and international artists, including: Ailish Henderson, Alice Pattullo, Alma Vescovi, Bethan Laker, Claudia Sacher, Esen Kaya, Gaynor Devaney, Helen Edling, Louise Edwards, Mandy Pattullo, Manuela Adreani, Melodie Stacey, Rieko Koga, Sharmistha Kar, Sue Stone, Tracey Long and Viv Sliwka.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Place on Doll course

Some one has cancelled their place on my very popular annual doll making course on Monday 30th November. Think Xmas fairies or angels! The course costs £45 and includes all materials and will take place in my studio. If you would like a place please contact me through my web site  HERE

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Come in to the warm...

I am making my studio all warm and cosy and seasonal, like this little red log cabin,  in anticipation of lots of visitors joining us for our Annual Winter Fair. Hope to see you there.
All of you who are fed up with my ETSY shop being a bit empty I will be filling up its windows next week!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Loving Lace

Somebody has just cancelled their place on the Loving Lace course I am running this Sunday 15 November at The Hearth. Full details of the course can be found HERE.
If you are interested please contact me. The course costs £45 and includes all materials.
Here  are some pictures to tempt you.

Friday, 6 November 2015


A concertina book I am making. It seems to have been foggy and dark all week so this is the best I can do with the photography!

Thursday, 29 October 2015


Autumn is truly with us now and the valley across from my studio is a patchwork of colour. Here is a  rather ugly textile illustration of Autumn  but the back of the piece is really interesting!