Thursday 29 August 2013


Detail picture of a textile collage nearly finished today. It just needs ironing and a border . It incorporates an old piece of unfinished petit point and the back of a 1930s hexagon quilt and other bits and pieces. Quite a lot of hand embroidery keeping it together. It is to hang with a skirt I am working on in the studio. The girl reminds me a little of Elizabeth Taylor! It is quite a pretty palette and one I don't usually work with but the quilt fragment is leading the colour scheme at the moment.

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Design for Appliqué

Can't wait to turn this embroidery drawing into an applique design

Thursday 22 August 2013

Studio time

Back in the studio today making new work.

Sunday 18 August 2013


This piece was sold at The Festival of Quilts. So sad to post it off this week but will get on with making more. I have just come to the end of teaching a monotype printmaking summer school and can't wait to get into the studio tomorrow to get out my fabrics and start playing around with layering and patching together some more thrifty textiles.

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Festival of Quilts

So here are some pictures of my "Thread and Thrift" gallery space at Festival of Quilts which took place in Birmingham last week. Thank you to the thousands of you who came past and said my work was the best in the exhibition (!) and the many of you who bought work, which will help to finance the trip to Alexandra Palace in the Autumn. It was great to meet so many international visitors and make new connexions. If you missed the show come and see me at Knit and Stitch in London or Harrogate.
I am teaching a print summer school this week but next week I need to get back to the studio to make new work.

 Two of the  new big quilts  I showed. The lighting made it a bit difficult to photograph.

Sunday 4 August 2013


Sold quite a few birds yesterday at our open studio event but have been busy at the studio taoday making even more to take to Festival of Quilts next week. These ones are made on to a base of an old velvet and silk log cabin quilt. If you are coming to Birmingham NEC next week do come and see me on stand N12 ( I think) aptly titled Thread and Thrift. More info on the event HERE

Thursday 1 August 2013

Making cards

I have been making cards to sell at Festival of Quilts next week. Every single one is unique!