Saturday, 29 March 2014

Folk Art Flowers

This is the type of thing I will be teaching in America in September( at French General). Betty really enjoyed the planning meeting the other night as there is nothing a cat likes better than sitting on or getting under a large map. I know it is self indulgent to put pet photos on your blog but in this one she really is pointing to Los Angeles!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Lovely Lace

 I have just got back from a mini break in Vienna. I felt a new project coming on when I saw this lace in the Museum of Applied Arts. Watch this space!

Friday, 14 March 2014

March Hare

I actually saw a hare last week in Norfolk so was inspired to make one! All hand stitched and now available on ETSY.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

4 and 20 blackbirds

A friend brought this tin full of charming hand embroidered dolls and accessories for me to see. It was given to her  children about 35 years ago. When you start to look more carefully it starts to make sense. The detailing is  charming....

 A king - looks like he is counting his money
 The queen is eating honey
 Tasty pie - plenty of blackbirds in there!

 Love the washing, particularly the crocheted bra
 Bit brutal this bit , surely that is not what I think in the beak of the blackbird?

Am I an artist?

Monday, 10 March 2014

Enchanting Norfolk

On Saturday I taught my popular "Enchanted Forest" workshop in a beautiful home studio in North Norfolk. I had an exceptionally well prepared and motivated group who brought some really interesting images and started to turn them into textile drawings and collages. Here is how it was looking in the afternoon before we stuffed ourselves with particularly scrumptious cake.

Vintage again!

I have given up organising the vintage fairs as I just have too much on. My dear friend Jayne is continuing to do it though and for the next one which is very soon I will just be able to enjoy it as a punter! Hexham March 29th. Be there!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Folk Art Flowers

Someone has just cancelled their place on my Folk Art Flowers course on Sunday April 13th. If you would like the place please contact me through the contact box below or through my website contact page  HERE. More information about the course can be found on my web site.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

To Have and to Hold

Today I have been to see an exhibition called "To Have and to Hold" at Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead. More than 200 evening bags and purses were on display. ~Here are some of my favourites. The show is on till  8th June if you are passing through the North East. More information HERE