Isolation Activities

As I write this we are all being affected by the Corona virus in some way.   As an adult education teacher, I have no work at present as all my courses have been postponed, as have exhibitions.  I do have a rug commission to work on and I've also started a tapestry weaving.   Other plans to keep me busy are to spring clean my studio and spin a fleece that has been waiting since last year.    Without…

Milland Contemporary Crafts

Milland Contemporary Crafts

Tapestry Weaving on Sark

My third visit to this beautiful island and another opportunity to teach woven tapestry there.

Beatriz Milhazes Tapestry

a worthwhile visit to The White Cube gallery, Bermondsey to see this enormous work.  The centrepiece of the exhibition is Rio azul (2016−18), a large-scale tapestry installed on the back wall of South Gallery II. Inspired by the work of Brazilian modernist artist and landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, this dynamic, expansive installation, which measures 16 metres…

Kaffe Fassett Inspiration

Having visited the Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Mottisfont (National Trust) I decided to pick up my knitting needles and knit a shawl... such fun to knit and used up a lot of my odds and ends of yarns.


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…

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