At one time women had time to wash and iron cotton handkerchiefs and I clearly remember being sent to primary school with handkerchiefs in my gingham school dress pockets. I still wash ( but not iron) a fresh white handkerchief for my husband to go to work with but I don't know why! A residual domestic goddess lurking in the feminist I guess. I am so lucky as very kind people give me pre-loved things for me to love and work with and these came in to my studio this afternoon.Those of you of a certain age will know the special place Sooty had in out hearts. Thank you Sian for giving me a little bit of your own childhood……...
Monday, 28 March 2016
I have recently purchased this nineteenth century coverlet with so many tiny pieces of loveliness within. This one is not for cutting! I trained as a surface pattern designer so can really appreciate the decorative elements based on geometrical and the natural world . A gem!
Friday, 25 March 2016
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Thursday, 17 March 2016
I used to make bags to sell but never felt they were of a higher enough standard. I have been looking through old photos and this must have been one I sold as I don't have it any more. The trouble is that places like Accessorise can do it so much cheaper and better.Makes me want to return to that green palette though!
Sunday, 6 March 2016
A few weeks ago I went to the newly refurbished York City Art Gallery. I was much taken by a collaborative project between ceramicist Phillip Eglin and local children who responded to the gallery's collection of Madonna and child art. here are some decidedly funky mothers for Mother's Day!
Friday, 4 March 2016
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Somebody has pulled out of my Bewick Birds Stitched Drawing course at The Hearth on Monday 14th March. I am running this course in my studio and for four people only so it is very exclusive! Full details can be found on my web site and you can contact me through the web site if you would like to take the place.