Designing Women’s Christmas Lunch

We had a lovely lunch at Jan’s house in Swanbourne today. It’s an old heritage listed wooden house on quite a large block of land with a lovely garden. Unfortunately she recently had a fire upstairs and was very lucky not to lose the whole house. Despite that, she decided to go ahead with hosting […]


This month Holey Moley is about lines. The above sample is just straight, machine stitched lines back and forward to make bands. Very simple but quite effective I think – I could see this used on a bookcover or bag. For 2 weekends I’ve been doing workshops by Ken Smith who is a an amazing […]


The Head & Shoulders exhibition has finished so here are 4 of my bags from it. I sold some & the gallery is keeping the rest.The fabrics are all my own, hand dyed, printed and embroidered. Some are cloqued and a lot of them are heat transfer dyed. Next Friday and Saturday I’ll be at […]

Exhibition preview

Just a peak at some of my bags for the Head & Shoulders exhibition which opens at The Old Bakery on 8th Gallery on Sunday. It’s all about hats, wraps and scarves and shoulder bags. I’ve concentrated on bags this time – just about finished. Love making the fabric and designing the bags but I […]

New A4 Quilt

Just finished this – as it is a dull, wet day, I decided to scan it instead of photographing. I’m going to send it to the UK Quilter’s Guild for their Little Gems Tombola. If you go to the link you can see lots of the other quilts, some really good ones too. Can you […]

Back to work

A couple of textile pics in between the holiday snaps! We went to a wedding on Saturday and I didn’t have an evening bag so I embellished an old quilted bag I had by free stitching the swirls on the flap, zigzagging over the cord and adding the flower which was made by wrapping metallic […]

Rare Bloom

Top: ‘Rare Bloom’ painted, stitched and heat gunned Tyvek, centre part is free machined on soluble vileen which was dissolved, moulded into shape and a heat gunned plastic bag bead added. This is in a box frame but I took it out for the photo. It will be in the school exhibition too. The above […]

Framed Embroideries

Our local school is holding an art exhibition in conjunction with their fair and wanted local artists to submit small works so these are a few I’m putting in.Does anyone know how to do close up photos of squares? Mine usually turn out distorted. I had included the frames in these photos but had to […]

This week…

This is the fabric I received in the post for the round robin. Susan Purney Mark from Canada has clamp dyed it. I’m now deciding what I’ll do for the 2nd layer. I’ve dyed a few sample pieces in a similar colour so I can do a little experimenting before I jump in. Above & […]

More bookcovers

Today I took 9 of these to the gallery. The butterfly & heart ones I had done a while ago but the other 3 with the ATCs are new. The fabrics were made using dye, paint, block print, and stitch. I always have a pile of various fabric pieces that I’ve done which come in […]