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Sudbury, Suffolk, United Kingdom
I am a textile artist living on the Suffolk Essex border. I am a member of the Out of the Fold Textile Group and Tin Hut Textiles. I am a Tutor for Creative Stitch which offers courses in Creative Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Stitch Textiles. I teach each year at ArtVanGo and at the Knitting & Stitching Shows and Festival of Quilts. I also offer workshops and talks to groups throughout the UK.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Seasonal offerings

The third of the four 'Seasons' themed pieces is almost done. This has an autumnal feel to it. This ia a screenprinted wholecloth with appliqued sheer organzas. Stitched and burned.

The Woodlanders (detail)
The Tin Hut Textiles exhibition will have work by Annette Morgan, Cynthia Thomson, Marion Barnes and others as well as myself. Please come along. Snape is a lovely place to spend the day.

The Pond Gallery
Snape Malting
Aldeburgh
Suffolk

Friday 4th September until Wed 9th September 2015
10am - 4.30 

FREE entry


Saturday, 18 July 2015

More 'seasoning'

Another of the 'Seasons' pieces for the forthcoming Tin Hut Textile exhibition at Snape Maltings in September.

This piece started life as a teaching demonstration on screenprinting using a vilene screen. Printed wholecloth. Appliqued with sheers. Stitched and burned.

Far from the madding crowd (detail)
To see this piece in full plus lots of other gorgeous stitched textiles by me and other members of Tin Hut Textiles come along to the exhibition at:

The Pond Gallery
Snape Malting
Aldeburgh
Suffolk

Friday 4th September until Wed 9th September 2015
10am - 4.30 



FREE entry

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Prepping for Snape

The Tin Hut Textiles exhibition at Snape Maltings (4th - 9th September 2015) has the theme of 'Seasons' and all 8 members of the group are making 4 pieces with this theme for the show.

Here is a glimpse of my first one called 'Under the Greenwood Tree'.

Under the Greenwood Tree (part) 
To see the whole thing plus lots more of my work and the other (very talented) textile artists in THT come along to:

The Pond Gallery
Snape Malting
Aldeburgh
Suffolk

Friday 4th September until Wed 9th September 2015
10am - 4.30 

FREE entry


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Yvonne's gorgeous piece

Yvonne Sauvier - a really talented stitcher - came on my Life's a Bleach! workshop at the Cosy Cabin recently. We had a great (but a little smelly) day discharging and bleaching colour out of black fabric.

Yvonne then went away and added further applique, stitch and beading to her piece. Is it not fabulous?


Yvonne Sauvier

Friday, 3 July 2015

Drunken Daisy

More playing with large Drunkard's Path blocks and combining with a simple Nine-Patch to create large interlocking flower designs. I need to think how to quilt it - lots of plain white jut asking for some free motion quilting I think - am I becoming a Modern Quilter?

Drunken Daisy - not yet quilted