Milland Contemporary Crafts 2015

The tenth anniversary Contemporary Crafts show which I co-organise with potter Angela Carter from Milland Pottery was a great success.   A warm friendly atmosphere welcomed many visitors to this "meet the makers" event and a good time was had by all!

Milland Contemporary Crafts Exhibition and Sale

Celebrating ten years of exhibitions on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November 2014.  Meet the Makers at this annual event.   Find that unique Christmas gift.   Refreshments all day with donations to Samaritans.  Open both days from 10am - 4pm at Milland Hall, Milland nr. Liphook, Hants.  GU30 7NA

Making Colour Exhibition

I spent a really enjoyable and inspiring couple of hours at the National Gallery enjoying the amazing Making Colour exhibition.  Although the emphasis was on paints and painting, I found it fascinating and learnt a lot about how colour has developed over the centuries.   As a colour "blindness" carrier, I also found the research project the gallery is doing on colour perception very interesting.…

Navajo Weaving

Vivien Gosden weaves in the Navajo tradition.  Her beautiful work can be seen on www.viviengosden.co.uk

Textile Parties

Why not celebrate that special birthday or Hen Party by getting friends together for a felt making day or afternoon?   Held in an Elizabethen house in beautiful West Sussex countryside Felt Making is fun and creative.  The session includes making decorative and colourful flat felt, a felt purse and dry needlefelting techniques to produce 3D decorations and figures.   For more details call 01730…

Student Success

The recent woven tapestry exhibition held at the Mill House Gallery, Angmering, Sussex was a great success.  It showcased a wide selection of beautiful woven tapestries from artists in the southern region of the British Tapestry Group.    A student of mine, Lindsay Hughes, who only took up woven tapestry a year ago, submitted two pieces.  These were both sold and not surprisingly as they are excellent…

Tapestry at The Mill House Gallery Angmering

There will be another chance to see a new collection of Woven Tapestries at the Mill House Gallery, Angmering, West sussex frin 18th - 27th April 2014.  The gallery is open from 10.30am - 4.30pm each day.  This beautiful venue, a converted mill with stunning views over glorious countryside, is a perfect venue for this exhibition.

The Cheapside Hoard

This amazing exhibition held at the London Museum until 27th April 2014 is quite magical.   The treasure trove of Elizabethan jewellery had lain hidden for 300 years.   The pieces are surprisingly contemporary and beautifully shown together with paintings and other artifacts relevant to the jewels.  Thoroughly recommended as a source of inspiration.

The Lost Commission

I was delighted to weave a rug commission based on the sunset over my client's home town.  The rug was finished in time for Christmas and for the first time, I decided to send it via MyHermes and paid extra for it to be collected on a Saturday.   The rug never reached its destination and remains missing to this day.  Numerous phone calls (at 10p per minute) were made to the carriers and it was a…

Milland Contemporary Craft Show

Last November's Milland Contemporary Craft Show (near Petersfield, Hampshire)  was a great success.  Now in its 9th year, the event goes from strength to strength, attracting makers of exceptional talent.   We had a record number of visitors this year and raised over £260 for Samaritans from offering home made refreshments throughout the two days for donations. This year's event will be on 22nd…

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