Tag Archives: fibre art

Touch and Flow workshops: Gawthorpe Textile collection

I’ve just completed a rather lovely project in Burnley called Touch and Flow.  I was asked to facilitate a series of hand stitch workshops with a group of carers and to give them the opportunity to explore the Gawthorpe Hall … Continue reading

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International Textile Biennial, Belgium

Its been a pretty hectic couple of weeks with a lot of travelling, in the UK, in Belgium and in Norway.  Some fab workshops with some lovely people (more about that another time) and some really interesting projects and exhibitions … Continue reading

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Animal Spirit Masks with Airedale Young Embroiderers Guild

It’s taken me a while to get round to updating my blog so as usual, like buses, all mine will turn up at once!  I was lucky to be invited back for a second year to work with the fantastic … Continue reading

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Beware for I am Fearless & therefore Powerful

I’ve made a new piece of work for an exhibition at this years Grassington Festival. There’s a preview TONIGHT at 7.30.  This year’s exhibition celebrates diversity of taste, personality and culture, using aprons as a blank canvas. My apron is … Continue reading

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Peril at Sea… Some new embroidery work

Here’s a new piece of work. It’s for a group show called Migration at the Wishbone Gallery in Grassington.  The set of embroidered cushions are housed in an old collector’s cabinet rescued from The Manor House Museum in Ilkley by … Continue reading

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Still, Still Life – New Exhibition at the Shire Hall in Stafford

I’ve a few pieces of work in this show which opens tomorrow and runs until the 6th of March. The gallery is well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Still, Still Life 9 JANUARY – 6 MARCH A … Continue reading

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New work. Augury: Birds for the Eyes of the Shaman

Here are some photos of new work.  “Augury: Birds for the Eyes of the Shaman” Textiles are a potent signifier of human experience for me and this piece is a product of my ‘other’ life in Norway, where I spend … Continue reading

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An Impossible Poet Bird

I’ve had a lovely commission to create a little shamanic bird as a gift for a poet. The “Impossible Poet Bird” is now with her new owner so I can safely post some pictures of her without spoiling the surprise.  … Continue reading

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Introducing Voodoo to the Young Embroiderers Guild

I’ve had a brilliant couple of days working with the young stitchers of the Airedale Embroiderers Guild.  They were incredibly enthusiastic and created some fabulous Shamanic Creatures with a bit of a Voodoo twist! Here are some of their peculiar … Continue reading

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Art of Remembering at Dock Museum + a discovery

The Art of Remembering exhibition has moved on to its next venue.  I’ve been up in Cumbria for a couple of days installing my Sweethearts & Sandbags piece.  Rebuilding the sandbag wall proved more difficult as so many of the … Continue reading

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