Tuesday 29 November 2016

Spare place on doll course

Somebody has withdrawn from a course so if you are interested I now have a spare place on my doll course next MONDAY 5th December. This is for 4 people only and will take place in my studio so rather special!. Full details on my web site and contact me there too to book the place.

Feeling cold

The chill is starting to hit the north and it has inspired me to create a new line for Etsy so this is the first polar bear that I have just put on. I plan to put on more before Christmas but everything is hand sewn and they just in the end take time… Find hime HERE

Thursday 24 November 2016

Drawing Support

Today my daughter Alice has been at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in a meeting about her show there next year and I have been at Customs House South Shields unpacking work for my solo exhibition which opens next week. Textile Artist .Org have done a wonderful feature on us together - how I encouraged my children to be creative, how Alice has forged her own identity, things we do together, our work processes and studio environments. It really captures what we, mother and daughter , are all about. You can read it HERE

Monday 21 November 2016

Restocked for Christmas

Just to let you know I have restocked my Etsy shop with lots of potential Christmas presents!
Link to it HERE

Saturday 19 November 2016

Cats for Christmas

Think I have gone a bit soft! These are in my bag to take for our big Christmas Event at The Hearth, Horsley
this weekend. Join us there if you can!

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Open Studios this weekend!

Will just get back in Norfolk in time to tidy my studio up a bit for the Open Studios event this weekend at The Hearth Horsley. It is not all about us selling things but about you getting the chance to have a peek in EVERY studio and for us to showcase the work of other artists and designers in the main hall ( these are listed in the link above) I will have books for sale and can sign there and then if you want.
My studio might not look as pretty as this but there are always things to see!

Sunday 13 November 2016

Making jelly

I am an early waker and  am most alert at dawn. I think I take after my grandmother who used to get up early to do all sorts of things before breakfast. This is her jelly mould…..
One of the pieces going into my solo exhibition which opens next month at The Customs House, South Shields

"Doll" place available

I am running an extra workshop for my "Doll" course on Monday 5th December. this is for people only and there is ONE place available. £40 ( slightly cheaper than when I have to hire the big hall). Please contact me through my web site if you are interested. Full details of the workshop are HERE

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Chateau Dumas

I am pleased to announce that I will be returning to Chateau Dumas in 2017 to teach another week's summer school. If you would like to join me in this beautiful location, with lovely food, accommodation, surroundings and super nice studios ( and me teaching you) then please click HERE for further info about what I will be covering. Several of last year's students are returning because they loved it so much!

Thursday 3 November 2016

A is for Armadillo

Great interview with my daughter Alice Pattullo on the Selvedge blog HERE
I expect I have already said it but she has just published a beautiful Animal ABC book which is perfect for Christmas gifts. A link to her blog with more info about the book HERE

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Prep Time

Only three weeks to go to delivery of all my pieces to The Customs House for the installation of my solo show "Worn" which will be on for a couple of months. Towards the end of the prepation there is always a period of finishing off - putting the backs on things, fastenings for hanging, writing  the interpretation etc. Here is a picture of something finished today and a detail. I am finding it very hard to photograph this work because a lot of it is stitched on to black satin and the camera just doesn't like the shine! Locals, put the preview in your diaries.