Monday 28 November 2011

My Open Studio Event

My studio at The Hearth will be open this weekend 3rd and 4th December 11am - 4pm. will tell you how to get there. Lots of new gift type things for sale.

Saturday 26 November 2011

Christmas Fairy Workshop

Come and make a Christmas Fairy with me at Corbridge's atmospheric medieval pele tower on Friday 9th December. This is a hand sewing workshop where you will learn some basic toy making techniques and have a fine old time rifling through lovely fabrics, trims, beads and sequins to create your own little family heirloom which can be used Christmas after Christmas.
The workshop costs £55 , includes all materials and a delicious lunch at the famous Watling's Coffee House. The workshop is organised by Delight and Wisdom so to book and for further information on access and facilities you need to contact them on (01434) 632818 during shop hours or email them at

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Recycled angels

I have recycled last year's Christmas cards in to new mixed media pieces. These will be central to the rehang I am doing in my studio in preparation for our Open Studios Event next weekend ( 3rd and 4th December) See for more details.
If you didn't get to see my Blues exhibition in the Autumn I will also have most of this for you to see.

Monday 14 November 2011

Now the Vintage Fair is over my thoughts are turning to Christmas and the Open Studios Event on 3rd and 4th December at The Hearth. Am starting to make a few new bits and pieces on a seasonal theme.

Sunday 13 November 2011

Friday 11 November 2011

Only two days to go!

at the Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle from 9.30am - 4.30pm
Here are some little drawings from my daughter Alice to tempt to you to come to this stylish event. Give up buying new and buy good quality and much better made vintage pieces. Jayne and I have spent months organising this event so please come and make it happen for us!

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Textile Hub courses

I am not teaching any more public workshops before Christmas ( though plenty in schools and with other groups). However the good news is that my Newcastle textile friends who form The Textile Hub still have some places left on their courses :

Ali Rhind's Proggy and Hooky Mat Making course on November 20th

Fiona Rutherford’s Tapestry Weaving one day course on Saturday 12th November

and on Jane Frazer's Christmas decoration Course on December 8th

Why not book now to avoid disappointment?

New brochures and Gift Vouchers for Spring 2012 Courses will be available in:

Ali Rhind's Studio at 36 Lime Street during the Ouseburn Open Studios on November 26th and 27th 2011. Jane and Ali will be available to talk about the courses. Book early to avoid disappointment or buy a Gift Voucher for a friend or relative for Christmas. Ali will also have lots of her work for sale.

Programmes and Gift Vouchers will also be available at
The Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley during the Christmas Market an Open Studios on 3rd and 4th December 2011 from 11 - 4pm. Myself and Jane Frazer will be selling our work at this event too.

Courses for Spring 2011 include:
Wedding Jewellery and Needle Punch Felting with Jane
Sewing classy aprons or up-cycling: a skirt with Cia
Tapestry Weaving with Fiona
Hooky and Proggy with Ali, including a special Valentine Course, ' Hook a heart for Valentines Day' and a 3D Proggy or Hooky Master class
Textile Collage or Recycled Sock Creature class with Me
and finally a Scandinavian Weaving master Class with Cia and Jane
More details will be posted on the web soon but in the meantime please contact us for details on any particular course and to purchase a gift voucher