Friday, 9 December 2016


My book "Textile Collage" has been reviewed in many magazines but I really like UKHandmade who are the latest to feature it in their online edition Winter 2016 so am creating a link not just so you can read the review of the book on page 82 but also so you can support them if you don't know about their excellent mag.
Here is the link

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Worn By

I am aware that many of you will not be able to see my solo show "Worn" at the Customs House over the next 7 weeks and as a few of you have asked me to share photos and info I am going to do three blog posts that reflect the three gallery spaces and stories.
In this first one the interpretative text said

Worn By

Clothes that have been worn reveal more when they are examined from within, particularly those from the Edwardian period used here. Turning the garment inside out you might find sweat stains and dirt from the wearer’s body, tears and rips from repeated wear and strain on the seams. There is also something to admire in the care with which seams and hems have been hand stitched and fastenings attached. Darning and mending was used to revitalize and keep the garment going. New shapes emerge as sleeves are removed from bodices and lace is cut away. A pile of unpicked, discoloured and worn out fabrics is a delight for the textile artist giving her the opportunity to refigure and mix elements of the garments into new collages  on to which she makes her own marks with tiny stitches.

Thursday, 1 December 2016


2 more doll samples to tempt someone to join the workshop on Monday 5th in my studio to take the place of last minute cancellation. Course costs £40 and to book please contact me through my website. All materials included.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Spare place on doll course

Somebody has withdrawn from a course so if you are interested I now have a spare place on my doll course next MONDAY 5th December. This is for 4 people only and will take place in my studio so rather special!. Full details on my web site and contact me there too to book the place.

Feeling cold

The chill is starting to hit the north and it has inspired me to create a new line for Etsy so this is the first polar bear that I have just put on. I plan to put on more before Christmas but everything is hand sewn and they just in the end take time… Find hime HERE

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Drawing Support

Today my daughter Alice has been at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in a meeting about her show there next year and I have been at Customs House South Shields unpacking work for my solo exhibition which opens next week. Textile Artist .Org have done a wonderful feature on us together - how I encouraged my children to be creative, how Alice has forged her own identity, things we do together, our work processes and studio environments. It really captures what we, mother and daughter , are all about. You can read it HERE

Monday, 21 November 2016

Restocked for Christmas

Just to let you know I have restocked my Etsy shop with lots of potential Christmas presents!
Link to it HERE