Thursday 30 June 2016

Red Pot

Another Winifred piece. I am hoping to make ten altogether.

Monday 27 June 2016


Seems like a long time since I have shown any of my own work but I have been teaching all over the place for the last 4 months and then have been on holiday in Sweden. The folk art there was truly inspirational and I am sure will influence future work when I have time to absorb what I have seen. I have been working on things for an exhibition at Christmas and also just making collages as I love to do. I found this Turkey Red peacock within another quilt, carefully unpicked it from its surface and have now mixed it up with a bit of an old Irish quilt and placed it in a flower bed. The design for the flowers were taken from an image of an American embroidered bed hanging of 1765.

Thursday 23 June 2016

Lots of you have enjoyed the Eugenie Alexander video I posted on May 22nd. I am now wondering whether this piece of work which my daughter sourced at a London market and gave me for my birthday is by Eugenie. Wish handsome men in suits still helped you try on shoes!

Sunday 19 June 2016


I use little pieces of Turkey Red fabric in my work a lot. Good to see red creeping in to much Swedish folk costume too. These photos taken in the Dalarnas Museum.

Friday 17 June 2016


Here are some of the things I have seen this week in Sweden which will I hope inspire future work. I am in the Dalarna region north of Stockholm.

Saturday 11 June 2016

Happy Birthday

Happy Official Birthday Liz.
Here is a glove I made several years ago when I was going ( dare I admit it? ) a bit of a monarchy phase! I am running a glove workshop offering similar techniques in the Autumn . Click HERE for details.

Thursday 9 June 2016

A Batsford Book

So I haven't been blogging for a while. In the summer I am so busy with my garden and allotment - watering, planting and thinking of ways to defeat the slugs. I have also been working on an interesting textile project with a refugee group in Newcastle and teaching away from home.  Over the winter I was also busy with a secret project which I am now able to reveal as it has gone to print! I have been writing a book called "Textile Collage" for Batsford Books which is going to come out early September. You can't get your hands on it yet but you can pre-order on Amazon. Here is the link

I will be revealing more about the book in forthcoming months and haven't even seen it myself yet but thought you should be the first to know in case you follow my work and want to get hold of a copy as soon as it comes out.