Do Your Own Thing..

Tuesday was such a lovely day! My first public workshop of 2020 – held at the lovely Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead. I started out early so I could squeeze in my regular Tuesday swim before the workshop and managed a kilometre even though I forgot my goggles 🥽- tried swimming with my eyes shutContinue reading “Do Your Own Thing..”

Connections at Gallery 45

Gallery 45 is a gorgeous venue in Felton, Northumberland. From Saturday, the gallery will be holding the latest exhibition of Textile Art made by members of the Fusion Textile Artists Network. The exhibition is called ‘Connections’. The theme has been freely interpreted by the members of the network, so there will be a wide rangeContinue reading “Connections at Gallery 45”

Grand Designs Workshop

One of the great things about being a textile artist is being able to share my passion for creativity with others, I offer a range of workshops and talks that can be tailored to meet the needs of all ages and abilities. I’ve just spent a lovely couple of days in North Yorkshire.  The fabulousContinue reading “Grand Designs Workshop”

The Last Shift – all done!

I have so enjoyed  this project, meeting and working with the children at the Primary School and using their designs to complete the banner. So now you can see how it has all fitted together, I’ll have to add a picture of the reverse but this is the front. There was a lovely ‘Oooh’ fromContinue reading “The Last Shift – all done!”

The Last Shift

Construction begins… All the workshops are done, so now it’s time to transform piles of print and spiral dyed fabric into a brilliant banner. I’ve dyed the background fabric and the ribbon streamers. All the scroll text is cut out. I cut the letters with bondaweb so they’ll stay in position when I stitch them.Continue reading “The Last Shift”

The Last Shift begins…

Safely back from the excitements of Essex and Carters Steam Fair (more to follow soon!) Monday was the first day of the ‘Last Shift Project’ to make a primary school banner – and what a busy day it was! Working with toddlers (and their grown ups!), two nursery classes and a reception class, we ‘spiralContinue reading “The Last Shift begins…”

All at Sea

Surging towards a market next Saturday 28th May  – Newcastle ArtsFest organised by the Lovely Lesley! My ‘transport co-ordinator’ loves it because he gets to drive up to Gray’s Monument in Newcastle city centre! So, I’m busy finishing some new pieces and planning the set up. It’s always lovely to be in the centre ofContinue reading “All at Sea”

Chilli Rd Proggy Rug Complete!

It seems to be a Spring time of finishing projects! The Chilli Road Proggy Rug project was commissioned a couple of years ago now, as part of the celebrations of the school’s 120th birthday! The project is another triptych – even bigger than My Journey! My role was to work with the children to developContinue reading “Chilli Rd Proggy Rug Complete!”

Silk Painting Spring Theme

A different sort of project! Working on the theme of insects, the group I work with on Wednesday have been using silk paints to create beautifully coloured insects in circular motifs. Why circles? Well, I’m doing a bit of up-cycling…a certain Swedish store  sells a scarf tidy, I found one in a charity shop andContinue reading “Silk Painting Spring Theme”