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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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Some Very Peculiar Props to Help Save Our Precious Waterways.

I’ve just delivered an unusual commission for Friends of Bradford Becks (F.O.B.B).  It’s a collapsible ‘soft’ sculpture of a washing machine / house, complete with guttering, pipework and frogs! All the sides zip together, the roof is detachable and the … Continue reading

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Shangri La – SIRF Carnival costume designs

Stockton-on-Tees is holding the fantastic Stockton Riverside Festival (SIRF) again this year. For the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to create costumes and structures with the local community for the Carnival Parade that happens on the final Saturday … 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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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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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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Chionodoxa (glory of the snow) Exhibition at Cupola Contemporary Arts

Chionodoxa (glory of the snow) 14 March  – 18 April Preview: Friday 13 March, 7:30pm onwards Unusually for me I have a painting in this exhibition as well as some sutably snowy textile works. My partner Lucas Stephens also has … Continue reading

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Bizarre Blooms + Bejewelled Creatures workshop

My Exhibition in the Cafe at South Square Cafe finishes next Thursday 5th of March so there’s still a week left to catch it! A few pieces have found new ‘forever homes’. The Crow in Peacock’s Clothing will be off … Continue reading

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In The Making at South Square

I’m happy to be one of the artists supporting this exciting project at South Square.   I have work in the showcase exhibition and will be delivering a workshop as part of the mentoring programme.  My work continues to be … 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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