Milland Contemporary Crafts 2017

Milland Open Studios 2017

The village of Milland, near Petersfield, Hants is the home to many artists and makers.  This year, Surrey Artists Studios invited the village to have their own trail as part of the Surrey opening.  So for three weekends in June the artists and makers have opened up their studios to visitors.  I have been fortunate enough to share the studio of potter Gail Clarke-Hall and my rugs and her pots have…

Hampshire Artists Coop Exhibition

Painting With Yarns, Let's Weave a Tapestry



I'm delighted to announce the publication of my step by step guide to weaving a tapestry sampler.  In this easy to follow book, the reader is taken from making a simple frame loom through all the traditional…

Hilliers Exhibition

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Milland Contemporary Crafts 2016

Sark Tapestry Update

In January, February and March, the tapestry weavers met up at least twice a month to teach more people the basic principles from Hilary Charlesworth's excellent notes and to work on techniques for the main tapestry.  There were a few problems with the mixing of the colours to achieve the desired effect and so small samplers were used to experiment.  Lots of experimentation and learning took place…

Missenden Abbey Teaching

Missenden Abbey, set in lovely grounds in Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, offers a very special combination of first-class tutors, a peaceful and beautiful setting, and an excellent programme comprising hundreds of inspiring residential courses and non-residential courses in creative crafts, art, textiles, singing, photography, cultural studies and many other subjects.  I have been tutoring…

Woven Tapestry on Sark

I was fortunate to spend five days teaching tapestry techniques to a group of residents on the island of Sark.  The island has a community project to weave three panels depicting a local scene.  I was impressed by the skills achieved by the participants who will go on to share what they have learnt with others who wish to take part.   Sark is a beautiful, peaceful (no vehicles) place and I was made…

Tapestry Weaving on Sark

Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th October

Tapestry weaving weekend. Exhibition of entries to the Tapestry Weaving Competition. Hilary Charlesworth will visit Sark to tutor 10 residents in the techniques of tapestry weaving. Expressions of interest for places on this course can be made from 15th August. Further details will be available on both the Tourism and the Creative…

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