About Me

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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)

Monday, 23 March 2015

Life's a bleach

Sunday workshop at the Cosy Cabin in Risby playing around with discharge paste and bleach - my current favourite technique

Yvonne's cogs and wheels

Vicki's playing cards

Denise hard at work with the discharge paste
Sarah's work station with iron and freezer paper mask

My first magazine article

The new April/May edition of Stitch Magazine contains my Paper Mania technique. This combines painted newspaper with sheer organzas layered on top, stitched and burned away with a soldering iron. Image was taken from a photograph of a sunflower in my garden. Mounted onto a canvas textured with gesso and coloured with ink.

Paper Mania - sunflower

Paper Mania - pink daisy

Golden Wedding

Just made a quilt for my Aunt and Uncle's Golden Wedding - I was their bridesmaid when I was 2 (now you all know how old I am) in 3 days.
Simple nine-patch and hour glass block combo. 48" square.
Day one - pieced the top
Day two - layered up and quilted
Day three - binding and hand quilting

Monday, 9 March 2015

Quilters Guild Workshop

We had a lovely day at Mundford with a Texture Adventures workshop for a the Quilters Guild. We had members from Region 9 (Cambs and Norfolk) and Region 8 (Suffolk and Essex) and even some intrepid travellers from Region 7 (Herts)

Everyone worked in their own chosen colour way to produce a nice variety of designs. Here they are at the end of the day.

Me in full flow

One of my teaching samples

Another teaching sample