Tuesday 28 February 2017


I am starting to do a series of collages around an image transfer  of a very serious looking cat. This cat has been pinned to the noticeboard in my kitchen for many years and I thought it was time to share this delightful image around a bit. Here is the first collage I have made using him and which is available now on ETSY and also a picture of my kitchen noticeboard which I agree is a bit chaotic but isn't everybody's?

Sunday 26 February 2017

The Sea, The Sea

Due to a cancellation one place has become available on my "The Sea, The Sea" course at The Hearth, Horsley, Northumberland on Sun March 26th. Full details of the course are over on the workshop page of my website but these images give you a flavour

Thursday 23 February 2017

craft yourself to wellbeing

My copy of Wellbeing has arrived from
Australia. What a beautiful magazine. The article which I contributed to is about Wabi Sabi craft.

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Red Flowers

Just refilled my Etsy shop. This is the first time I have put one of these red flower collages in to the shop.

Wednesday 15 February 2017


Red is my favourite colour.I often bring red stitching in to my work and bits of old turkey red fabric find their way in to nearly everything.
This is a companion piece to the little red jacket that is featured on the title page of my book "Textile Collage". I am working towards an exhibition of these pieces but they are taking me a long time.

Sunday 12 February 2017

Extra, Extra! Read all about it…...

Last summer I was lucky enough to be invited to teach, by Selvedge Magazine, at the atmospheric Chateau Dumas in the south of France. The students and I had a lovely time basking in the sun, being fed scrumptious food and working in the studio. They had 6 days of working with me cracking the whip but feed back was great and they all produced some lovely work in a textile collage style mixing in vintage French bits and having a day dyeing and over dyeing with the local woad.

I was asked back again this summer but the course filled up immediately and now Selvedge have asked me if I will do an EXTRA week, 5th - 12th August,  so that more of you have a chance to join us at this lovely venue.
Read all about the course HERE and please consider embarking on an adventure, even with a friend,   and joining me at Chateau  Dumas for a spot of textile indulgence in a beautiful location where all you need to think about is what delicious morsels will be served up on the terraced next  and whether you can thread your needle!
Places are expected to be snapped up quickly so contact Lizzie HERE for more information and booking.

Saturday 11 February 2017

ReLoved and WellBeing

I am featured in a couple of magazines this month. In the UK there is a 7 page article in ReLoved, including a project on how to make a corsage  In Australia WellBeing have included me in their article about Wabi Sabi Craft. The pictures in the ReLoved magazine are courtesy of Batsford who are the publisher of my book Textile Collage.

Saturday 4 February 2017

A new old appliquéd quilt

It is very rare to see an appliquéd quilt up in the north east as it wasn't particularly a tradition of this area. This one came my way today and I am so pleased to be its new owner. Love the wear and tear on it and the quirky naivety of it. Other women buy shoes I buy quilts!