Friday 27 June 2014

Cornish Collage

Here are some unfinished collages from the group I worked with yesterday in Truro.Didn't they do well! I had a big group and couldn't include everything  because the quality of some of the photographs I took weren't too good so apologies Cornish ladies if I have omitted your work.

Tuesday 24 June 2014


I am delivering three workshops in Cornwall this week and am privileged to be staying in the most magical place called Trevoole Farm. These photographs give you a taste of what it is like. The gardens and cafe are open during the summer on Thursdays and Fridays so if you are around Cornwall this summer you can go and have a look at this little bit of paradise. There is also a perfectly formed reading room/ persephone bookshop and a vintage shop and gardening/ plant shop too. You won't be able to look in the farmhouse itself but these photographs I hope give you some idea of how special it all is.

Tuesday 17 June 2014

How the light gets in

I always say to students that imperfections in our textile work make it more quirky and interesting. I am not interested in the perfect. Leonard Cohen puts it beautifully in the lyrics for his Anthem

 Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in

Enjoy the video!

Monday 9 June 2014


Thank you to all of you who attended my workshops over the weekend.  You were such a nice bunch and you produced some lovely work. It was my first time at Waypost Farm and I was blown away by Sam's lovely big studio. So jealous! Sam runs courses all the time ( particularly dress making and soft furnishings)  but is keen to extend her programme to bringing in tutors offering other sort of skills and from further away and I was so pleased to be the first one invited in. She has asked me back next year so keep an eye on her web site at SewnotStrawberryJam and sign up for this blog to keep updated or contact me through my web site to be put on my newsletter mailing list.
The gorgeous weather, a pretty garden and the opportunity to stay in the shepherd's hut made it just not seem like work! 

And this is where I slept! How romantic.....

Monday 2 June 2014

Come and be taught by me in Kent this weekend!

A couple of people have canecelled places  for the workshop I am teaching in Kent this Saturday 7th June. Yes, this is a bit last minute but this is the nearest I will be teaching to London this year so why don't you come and join me  and learn how to do pictures like the ones below? The course is being hosted by SewnotStrawberryJam near Tenterdon.  More information on their site HERE and contact Sam at if you want to book one of the places.