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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 the newly formed Spotlight Textiles. I am the Principal Tutor for Creative Stitch which offers courses in Creative Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Stitch Textiles. I teach each year at the Knitting & Stitching Shows and Festival of Quilts. I also offer workshops and talks to groups throughout the UK in person and via zoom. With a foot in both camps I am also a member of the QGBI and the specialist Contemporary Quilt Group and STARS (formerly Suffolk West Embroiderers Guild)

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Folded Flying Geese

I love both making and teaching the Folded Flying Geese technique with the easy folded curves which result. Here is just a few examples from the Ickleton Patchwork Group class where we made them into cushions. This workshop is being offered by The Cosy Cabin in Risby near Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 15th March 2014. Telephone 01284 811222 to book a place  

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Rust obsession

My obsession with rust dyeing continues and I have dyed several very long and thin pieces of recycled calico cotton with some old sofa springs donated by fellow Out of the Folder Jane Rowland which I have left to nicely rust up over the autumn. These are now yielding some very interesting marks and are crying out to be folded and stitched.



Thursday, 13 February 2014

Gaudi not gaudy

One of the Gaudi designed stained glass windows in the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona inspired this stained glass wallhanging made using the bias binding applique technique. We did it as a day workshop at the Ickleton Patchwork Group and here are some of the highly colourful results.  Look out for this workshop running soon at The Cosy Cabin in Risby near Bury St Edmunds.

My original - just a tiny piece of one of the wonderful Gaudi windows