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Textile Journeys

Textile Journeys opens this week at Hastings Arts Forum in St Leonards on Sea. 21st November -3rd December 2013. To celebrate the opening all of the atrists have made lengths of red textiles which have been wrapped around the pilars in front of the gallery. I have my tapestry weaving in the exhibiton this work […]

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weaversbazaar – kit in preparation and to see and buy my work

I have been busy working on the development of a kit to teach Colour Blending techniques in tapestry weaving. It uses the wonderful yarns made and sold by weaversbazaar. The kit will include all that you need to start to do tapestry weaving along with a booklet of instructions. One of my students has tested […]

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Summer update

I have had a busy working summer with lots of interesting projects to work on ready for a busy autumn ahead. I am currently showing work in A Sensitive Art with the British Tapestry Group at the Quilt Museum and Gallery, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York,  YO1 7PW until 30th November. Other projects include a ‘Blending’ pack […]

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Henley Art Trail

I am showing some ‘Fragments’ tapestries in ‘Venue 20′ as part of the Henley Art Trail this bank holiday weekend. See this link for more information on the event http://www.henleyartstrail.com/ and link across to ‘Venue 20′ in Twyford. A big thank you to Lin and Matty from Weavers Bazaar for organising the tapestry exhibition with […]

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And the weaving goes on……

Last Saturday was my 3rd ‘Meet the Artist’ day at Knole and I continued to weave the tapestry based on the window on the Great Staircase at Knole. The events have been very fascinating and enjoyable for me. I have spoken to many very intersting people who have given me lots of ideas for future work as […]

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Transitions continues – 2

Again I spent the afternoon at Knole where I was weaving and talking to the many visitiors to the exhibition and the house. It was lovely and sunny, this makes the light in the Orangery glow beautifully. It is good to show the technique of tapestry weaving and talk about the wonderful Brussels tapestries in […]

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Loom(ing) questions

I have had several questions about my loom so I thought that I would put all the information together in one post. This very useful old book shows the loom that I use and a photo of a loom that William Morris gave to the museum. The diagram of the loom shows a continuous warp […]

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Transitions continues

I spent the day at Knole last Saturday talking to the many visitors and weaving. The design of this tapestry is inspired by the coronet from the stained glass window on the Great Staircase at Knole. The texture in the cream is due to the slight slub in the wool and silk  yarn I am adding […]

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Transitions is now open 26th March to 28th April 2013

The tapestry weaving exhibition ‘Transitions’ is now open at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, 26th March to 28th April. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday in The Orangery. The house is also open to visitors Tueaday to Sunday. Entry fees are payable for the house (free for National Trust members) but not for the exhibtion. However I would […]

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International Women’s Day 8th March 2013

Transitions, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent. The inspiration for the work has a very female context, blending colours and refering to the change of skin colour when we blush.Virginia Wolf  in ‘Orlando’ perfectly describes the colours and contents of Knole. Red is referred to often and I have repeatedly used red in my work for many years. […]

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