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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)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Come and See Me at Festival of Quilts

I will have my own stand in the Quilting in Action Zone (QIA8) at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham from 7th - 10th August 2014.

My 'Finer Focus' quilt which won 3rd prize at Uttoxeter will be on display in the QIA Gallery and I have entered a quilt into the Guild Challenge Class 'In My Garden'  - here is a bit if the detail...............

In My Garden - dyed, printed and stitched

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Cosy Cabin Lap Sampler Quilt

Eight very lovely and enthusiastic beginners have been making a 6 block lap sampler quilt with me at The Cosy Cabin in Risby over the last 5 Thursday evenings. Here they are showing off the completed quilt tops before we added the quilting and binding.

This course will be running again on Thursday evenings 7pm - 9pm from September 4th 2014
To book please contact The Cosy Cabin on 01284 811222 www.thecosycabin.co.uk

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

City & Guilds display at Embroiderers Guild Regional Day

Creative Stitch Suffolk was invited by the Embroiderers Guild to mount a display of City & Guilds work at their Regional Day on Sat 5th July. This was a great opportunity to show off work from both patchwork and embroidery students. It made me proud to see such a variety of work produced by some of my students.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Shrivel Up and Dye

A couple of larger pieces using the shrivel up and dye technique made for the Tin Hut Textiles exhibit at the recent City & Guilds Graduate Show in Wickham Market. Should have been a triptych really and I am hoping to have a third ready for my Quilting in Action stand at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in August.
Shrivel Up and Dye - artic wool fleece, lots of linens, cottons, silks and velvets. Stitched, shrunk and then dyed.
Pieced with dyed linen.