Winter Tide

Yellow Port When All The Spring Flowers Came At Once I have been working on ways to make my stitched images more expressive. This has involved a lot of exploratory collage and painting and then sampling in fabric and stitch. These pieces have now all been stretched and set into box frames by Reid Framing.Continue reading “Winter Tide”

Hareshaw Linn

Bellingham, Northumberland. Changeable weather, windy and showers, 6C Walking up the sheltered river valley to the waterfall on a damp Wednesday morning. The old, moss enrobed trees were a joy after driving to Bellingham over exposed moorland. Such vivid shades of green and yellow. The river was running high after heavy rainfalls, rushing down theContinue reading “Hareshaw Linn”

Drawn from walking

A late winter walk taking in the low tide around St Mary’s Lighthouse. Winter isn’t all about snow and frost. Sometimes it’s damp rock and darkened seaweed. The textures of different substances caught my eye. Water reflecting the low light levels, seaweed glistening in shades of green and pewter. An old wooden support, roughened andContinue reading “Drawn from walking”

A Summer Show

Just a quick post this time, to share that my work is going to be in a real live show in a lovely venue! RHS Harlow Carr near Harrogate to be precise Here are some details of work that I will be showing there… This large hooped piece is all about my joy inContinue reading “A Summer Show”

Pocket Full of Sunshine – Garden Fence Gallery

The Garden Fence Gallery has been on tour to Byker! I’ve been working with families living in the famous ‘Byker Wall’ helping them create their own garden fence art. This was part of the Pocket Full of Sunshine project run by Byker Children and Young People Partnership, supported by the Community Lottery Fund. Alongside theContinue reading “Pocket Full of Sunshine – Garden Fence Gallery”

Room for You, for me, for everyone.

For just over 5 years, as part of my work as a freelance artist, I have been taking art and craft activities to cancer patients and their families in local hospitals. I was the newby, the project itself has been running for 20 years. Covid 19 put a stop to our work in hospitals inContinue reading “Room for You, for me, for everyone.”

Water, Stone and Wood

Recently, I got a glimpse of the sea, it’s been a while and I miss it so. Just to take a moment to stare at the water and be under the endless sky. That sense of space and clarity. The water was so calm, barely a ripple and after days below freezing, 6 degrees feltContinue reading “Water, Stone and Wood”

Journey Mapping

There are now three permanent home workers in this household, the girls are doing lessons from home and I’m still stitching away as long as the light permits. Sometimes my very civil partner joins us – when he’s not on the rota to teach keyworker kids in his school. It’s busy, its different, but we’reContinue reading “Journey Mapping”