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# 1 year of stitches2017 – My daily stitches continue…

Since the start of the year I have been doing some stitching each day for about 20 minutes. In my last post I talked about the first 10 days of the project which now has over 3,000 people stitching each day around the world. This is Day 44 of the 1 Year of Stitches 2017 […]

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#1yearofstitches – A project to keep me stitching

This year I am taking part in a worldwide project called 1 Year of Stitches: 2017. It is being run by Sara Barnes. My theme is to base the stitches I make on the classic embroidery book ‘Samplers and Stitches’ by Mrs Archibald Christie.  It was first published in 1920. The copy I have is […]

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Canterbury, Kent – Sensing Culture through textiles

  In my last post I talked about the background to the planning of the textile workshops I am leading for the Sensing Culture project with Canterbury Cathedral and The Beaney- House of Art & Knowledge. To book the workshop places please see these links http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/news/ http://canterburymuseums.co.uk/whats-on/categories/workshop-events/ The textile workshops are for  Visually Impaired People […]

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Sensing Culture -RNIB/HLF project – Canterbury, Kent

I have been busy this year working towards the Sensing Culture Project at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, and Canterbury Cathedral. The project involves working with visually impaired people (VIP’s) to explore the collections and spaces in order to make textiles that will be part of an exhibition at The Beaney Front Room […]

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Symbiosis- My work is a Mélange

Symbiosis An exhibition of woven tapestry 19th April – 1st May 2016 This is the theme of  British Tapestry Group (BTG)  exhibition that is currently on show at Hastings Arts Forum in St Leonard’s on Sea, East Sussex. In the year that Hastings is commemorating the 950 year anniversary of the Battle of Hastings with the […]

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Hunter & Collector

  I have been slowly working through ideas on the theme of Hunter & Collector for over 2 years now. The work involves using found  and vintage objects to inspire and be used in the textiles. Circles form a major feature for the work.   I have shown a circle woven with several soumack techniques […]

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only 2 places left!

I only have 2 places left for the Eccentric tapestry weaving workshop. Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th July 2015 Stade Hall, The Stade, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3FJ 10am -4.30pm Come and learn the evocative eccentric technique of tapestry weaving where the surface changes and undulates across the weaving. Taking inspiration from the wonderful location […]

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The Language of Green

SoCo Artists ‘ The Language of Green’ Art Exhibition An exhibition linked to the local ‘Jack in the Green’ Festival. Over the last few decades, green has become an ideological and political colour as never before. At other times in history it has been associated with a host of contradictory ideas, which range from evil […]

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Water Week 2 8-14th March 2015

The tapestry weaving for Water Week 2 next week is being installed at Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex, BN27 1RN I was inspired to weave this piece after a winter walk exploring the Pevensey Levels. Water Layers Tapestry weaving, wool and mixed fibres. The work refers to the layers of water in the landscape on the Pevensey Levels […]

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Fresh Air 15 Sculpture – 3D tapestry weaving weekend

I am really excited to be part of  Fresh Air 15  Quenington Old Rectory, Gloucestershire Sunday 14th June to Sunday 5th July 2015. I am showing 3D tapestry weaving work and leading a workshop. 3-D WEAVING WORKSHOP – 27th and 28th June – £115  including materials For more information about the tapestry workshop and to […]

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