May 2022  A Sense of Place

Sunday 15th May 10.5 – 4 with a break 12.30 – 1.30

Do you love pottering in the garden, exploring the coast or roaming the hills? Work with me to create a small textile art piece using appliqué and hand stitch. All textile materials will be provided – just bring images of your favourite place!


Booking via The Biscuit Factory Gallery

June 2022 Wild Flower Mini Hoops

Sunday 5th June 10.15 – 4 with a break 12.30 – 1.30

Make a small textile art piece inspired by local wild flowers, using fabrics, lace, stitch, buttons and vintage papers. Each piece will be made on a small hoop that could be framed or hung as it is. All textile materials will be provided.


Booking via The Biscuit Factory Gallery


July 2022 Beach Hut Mini Scene

Saturday 9th July 10.15 – 4 with a break 12.30 – 1.30

Using a pre stitched beach hut motif, you will put together a tiny little beach scene using appliqué and hand stitching. All textile materials will be provided.


Booking via The Biscuit Factory Gallery 

May 2021 Wildflowers in Stitches at Land of Oak and

June 13th 2020 Exploring Wildflowers in Textile Art at Gateshead Library

I offer workshops to groups and individuals. Workshops cover particular themes such as the Tin Can Project, Grand Designs or Lettering in Textile Media.

Workshops can also explore textile processes – Getting Started with Needle Felting, Wet Felting Scarves, Textile Dyeing & Printing, Freestyle Machine Embroidery, Using Mixed Media in textile art and more.

If you are interested in taking part in a workshop or would like to book a group event then please do contact me to discuss your ideas. Most workshops can be run as a day course but programmes can be adapted to meet your needs.

Sample Workshops:

Grand Designs A practical workshop developing a three dimensional small scale beach hut or garden shed



A Perfect Place – Miniature Scene A practical workshop to create a miniature textile art work showing a favourite place – real or imaginary!

Lobster Spot

This Land of Ours /Landscape to Dye for A practical workshop exploring how to capture landscape in fabric and stitch, participants will work from their own preparatory work – drawings/paintings/photos/magazine images to develop an appliqué image of a landscape/scenery that is special to them. This workshop can be adapted to take one or two days, longer workshops will incorporate a fabric dyeing session to create the colours for the landscape chosen.

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Sea Squall 2016

The Wild Flower Project Create a textile artwork inspired by wild flowers, using free machine embroidery and applique to capture the beauty and tenacity of wild flowers in  urban or rural settings.

Materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies to personalise the project. Participants may need to bring equipment with them – such as sewing machines and sewing kit. Please get in touch to discuss what is required for your workshop.