Thursday 25 July 2013

More Thread and Thrift

More pieces that are going to Festival of Quilts the week after next.

Cabinet of Curiosities

A friend of mine is delighting audiences with this in Whitby this summer. Please go if you around one Sunday or even make a special journey!

Sunday 21 July 2013

Fabric flowers

I have been neglecting my etsy shop of late as I have been so busy finishing off loads of work for my display at Festival of Quilts in August. However some of you will be pleased to know I have just added a couple more of my unique fabric flowers made from old quilts. There are still 2 birds on etsy @ £20 but in August all of my appliqu├ęd birds will be going up to £25 as I realise that  combining the time it takes to make them, the cost of the materials, mounting and packing and the tax man's cut I was rather under charging!

Friday 19 July 2013

Sunday 14 July 2013


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Thursday 11 July 2013


More little stripy collages incorporating quilt bits and unpickings. All for Festival of Quilts at Birmingham NEC in August. I love working this way....

Friday 5 July 2013

The Festival of Quilts

I have finished this collage today. I am planning to hang it unglazed next to the skirt below which is coming out of hibernation for The Festival of Quilts  where I have a gallery space this summer. I am resurrecting a few old things but nearly all of it will be new work . If you are near Birmingham NEC 8th - 11th August please come and see my exhibition there.

This piece was made in 2008 and kick started my whole interest in what I call my "Thread and Thrift" approach to textiles.

Monday 1 July 2013


This piece is in the show at Farfield Mill at Sedburgh until 11th August. It started as a reflection on the landscapes of winter. Seems along time ago now with everything so green and lush!

This patchwork is actually portrait format but is shown here horizontally on the floor.