Thursday, 30 December 2010

Nova Scotia

For my fan in Nova Scotia

Recent monotypes

I have been sorting some recent prints out today for selection by The Biscuit Factory in January. More to come.... I enjoy the painterly approach I can take in this form of printmaking which is a complete contrast to the more precise stitching I am usually doing.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

My daughter Alice Pattullo who is an illustrator based in Brighton excelled herself this year by designing and making all her presents. These are some of the ones I received. She is keen to accept commissions for product design so if you want to get her to design something for you then have a look at her website to get a taste of what she can do. www.alicepattullo,com

delicious chocolate traffles

A few bits and pieces to ward off evil

hand painted plate


everlasting calendar

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Christmas

Not only has my daughter designed our Christmas card this year but she has also made the baubles too, hand painting eggs.
Happy Christmas!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Xmas Open Studios

Our Christmas Fair at The Hearth at Horsley will go ahead this Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm. The roads are easily passable with care and the Cafe looks pretty and cosy with all the homemade decorations. Check out our web site for all the exhibitors. You have been stuck inside all week so PLEASE COME and support your local rural arts centre

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Sewing Equipment

The North East is covered in deep deep snow which means you have to amuse yourself close to home and within walking distance. Yesterday I had a good morning at Northern Print making some screen prints on paper and fabric of some drawings I have been doing of sewing machines. I didn't like the finished pieces much but I love the details do will probably cut them up.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Pale and Interesting

3 new small textile collages referencing the past. For sale from my OPEN STUDIO at The Hearth at Horsley this Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th December.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Ouseburn Open Studios

I am showing monotypes like this one at COBALT as part of the Ouseburn Open Studios event. Don't let the snow put you off. go and see many fantastic artists in their studios tommorrow only ( 28th November).

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Open Studios Event!

My studio will be open on December 4th and 5th as advertised above. There is lots to see with guest artists exhibiting wood carving , proggy mats, jewellery, and there will be honey, soaps and Christmas wreaths for sale too. All of us are working hard to make new things for you to see and hopefully to buy as Christmas gifts. See the Hearth web site for more images and information under "Whats on." (

Monday, 22 November 2010

Threads of Feeling

I have been in London for the weekend. Visited some excellent shows .
Check out Louise Bourgeois fabric works at the Hauser and Wirth gallery in Saville Row. When you go to their web site they have a really good slide show of everything that is exhibited.
The Museum of Everything is showing Peter Blake's collection of circus ephemera and the marvellous taxidermy art of Walter Potter. The Museum is in Primrose Hill so there is good shopping too, we had wonderful Russian food at Trojka.
Best of all was Threads of Feeling at the Foundling Museum ( Very poignant exhibition of textile tokens left by 18th century mothers as they handed over and renounced their babies to the Foundling Hospital. Ribbons and cockades, embroideries, prints and textile fragments pinned inside the original entry ledgers with excellent interpretative boards.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


I found this hand embroidered image ( on to linen) of an english setter in a flea market. It has inspired me to start doing line embroideries of woodland animals. I am still using vintage log cabin as a base for most of my work. I like having to confine my ideas into the boundaries of one square.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Christmas Present

Getting work ready for the Shipley Art Gallery's Christmas Present exhibition, due to open mid November. Enjoying the slow process of traditional applique, finger turning the edges in.

Monday, 18 October 2010


It is a lovely time of the year to make temporary collections of all the things that are just lying about on the ground.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Train time

I have been away in Scotland for a few days and made these brooches on the train. I just need to finish off the backs and then they will be for sale from my studio.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Monday, 27 September 2010

Still Lives

I see Bridget Jones has made some new screen prints inspired by her jug collection ( I too have been working with jugs and cups and bottles as a theme but using monotype and surface decoration techniques to create one offs. These are for sale direct from my studio at The Hearth.