Wednesday 31 August 2016

Embroidery magazine feature

I am featured in the new issue of my favourite magazine "Embroidery" published by The Embroiderer's Guild. Here is the link to the magazine's site

Sunday 28 August 2016

Thread and Thrift at Chateau Dumas

Selvedge magazine kindly asked me to teach at Chateau Dumas in the south of France this summer. I am just back from teaching a lively and kind hearted bunch of students from all over the world who wholly embraced the philosophy of using old things to create textile collages while we revelled in the luxury of staying in a beautiful location and being served wonderful food. These pictures, and I appreciate there are many, give you a feeling of what the students were up to. The work is all theirs not mine! I have given them many projects to finish and hopefully they do not have time to read this but are working  away finishing off their creations. Many of these pictures illustrate work in process. Thank you Beverley, Rema, Lesley, Liz, Sally, Joy, Melanie, Cindy, Alison, Ann, Karen, Cathy and Lynne.It was great to work with you and please look after Julie well if she happens to come to stay with you.

Friday 19 August 2016

I have been making a few more collages to take with me to Chateau Dumas. I don't usually sell these as they are my most personal work and contain very special materials but I am beginning to let some of them go. Will soon be adding a "limited edition" section to my Etsy shop.


These two very different pieces of old textiles have fallen next to each other on my desk today. My work is often guided by this type of serendipity. Hopefully I will be able to combine into something more resolved when I get back from France

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Green Piece

In the suitcase for my french teaching trip next week!

Thursday 11 August 2016

Below the Radar

Some nice images and promotion of this beautiful book on the Selvedge blog HERE

Wednesday 10 August 2016


A bundle of stuff gathered to make a book cover and the pages have already been collaged . I have used an antique French towel for the pages and the collages are patchworker together from little pieces of unpicked quilts. It will be finished in France in front of my students on the Chateau Dumas summer school. Hope to find some other french towels over there to make a few more pages.

Friday 5 August 2016

Summer loving

A new little Textile Collage which will be coming to Chateau Dumas with me in a couple of weeks. Light and summery…..