The Edinburgh Tapestry Studios

It was wonderful to visit Edinburgh during the festival this year and part of the treat was to visit the Dovecote Studios, home of the famous Edinburgh tapestry studios. I recommend a visit as the work is inspirational. We saw the wonderful Fleece to Fibre exhibition which shows how the acclaimed painting by Victoria Crowe was translated into weaving using natural fleece from around the country.

Peg Loom Weaving at the Weald and Downland Museum

It was a pleasure to introduce a new course at the Weald and Downland museum near Chichester, West Sussex.  The morning was spent making peg looms with the help of experienced carpenter Sam Ford.   We then spent the afternoon learning how to weave on them.   All learners were able to take home their own peg looms to continue their weaving and it was a thoroughly enjoyable day.  For more information…

Sistine Chapel Ceiling in Sussex

I was amazed to discover this ordinary church in Goring on Sea in West Sussex with an extraordinary artwork inside.  Artist Gary Bevans painted a copy of the Sistine Chapel ceiling here in the 1980's.  It has to be seen to be believed so I hope you are able to visit it one day.  It took the artist 5 years to complete and is truly inspiring.

Maximo Laura

The work of this amazing Peruvian tapestry weaver is being shown at Denbies winery near Dorking, Surrey until 23rd June.    If you want to be inspired, I thoroughly recommend a visit or if you can't get there, visit Maximo's website   www.maximolaura.com  and prepared to be amazed!

Selborne Galley

Selborne Gallery is siutated in the picturesque village of Selborne in Hampshire and is home to the Hampshire Artists' Coop.  I will be exhibiting my rugs there from 3rd July to 1st September.   The Gallery is open from 11am to 5pm Tuesdays to Sundays and will also be part of the Hampshire Opne Studios trail which runs from 17th - 26th August.

A very special commission

I've just had the pleasure of producing a large wall hanging for a deaf/blind client.  It had to have features for her to appreciate but also be visually successful for her sighted partner.  It was a challenging project, but both the client and I are very happy with the result.

Kaffe Fassett

I thoroughly recommend a visit to this Kaffe Fassett exhibition - at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London until the end of June - it is inspiring!

Forge Gallery near Chichester

On Saturday 20th July 2013 I'll be running a complete introduction to feltmaking at this delightful gallery in Walberton near Chichester W. Sussex.  For more details you can visit their website: www.forgegallerywalberton.co.uk

Hand Woven Rugs at the Watts Gallery

September 3rd - 28th 2013

All my hand woven rugs will be exhibited as part of a show presented by Visual Arts at the Watts Gallery, near Guildford, Surrey. Visual Arts group consists of potters, painters, print makers and sculptors and this is the first time they have shown their work at the Watts Gallery.  For more information about the gallery visit:

The Loom Wizard

Having trouble setting up your loom? In a muddle with warping? It can be so frustrating when all you want to do is start weaving....so....why not call in the Loom Wizard? I will travel to you to help you to sort out any problems you are experiencing with your loom. With over 25 years of experience with all types of hand looms (excluding dobby looms) I have set up and fine tuned numerous…

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