Thursday 29 October 2015


Autumn is truly with us now and the valley across from my studio is a patchwork of colour. Here is a  rather ugly textile illustration of Autumn  but the back of the piece is really interesting!

Thursday 22 October 2015

Pride (and prejudiced)

Yes I am prejudiced! My daughter has just illustrated a new version of "Pride and Prejudice " and I am unashamedly plugging it. It has just been published costs £15 and is a lavishly illustrated hard back so a bargain and great gift for Christmas. Here are just a few of my favourite pictures. My personal favourite is the muddy dress hem.

Monday 19 October 2015

Stitch Retreat

I have just returned from teaching a long weekend Stitch Retreat at Stoke Rochford Hall near Grantham. The theme was Precious Memories and the students worked really hard to produce a variety of pieces based on different techniques. I have put 20 photographs on to my Facebook page HERE if you want to have a look at what they achieved. You don't have to request to be my friend through Facebook to see them as this is my business page. I often post different things there from this blog so if you want to follow that too then tick "like" on the top of the Mandy Pattullo Textile Artist page.
For more about the other Stitch Retreats planned visit their web site HERE

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Limited time and ingredients

I am busy, busy, busy at the moment  teaching 2 or 3 workshops every week, looking after elderly parents, writing a book, and even fitting in a part time job. Thats my excuse for not posting for a while! I have been returning to book forms though and here are 5 pages from a new book. My ingredients were limited to a Turkey red and the torn edge of a piece of hexagon patchwork . These are the collages that have emerged…..