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Creative Christmas

The autumn has been rather hectic with making, showing and teaching that the posts updates have been a little far and between. There is still a chance to get to see the Creative Christmas show in St Leonards on Sea. This exhibition of over 30 makers across all art forms has become a tradition at […]

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World collections- Bexhill Museum

Last month I lead a course looking at the World Collections at Bexhill Museum, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. The group used the collection to inspire their embroidered book jackets. The displays re part of the Uniques project which aims at uncovering Ethnography in Kent and Sussex. www.uniquesproject.org.uk Here are the results of the 5 week Embroidery course-

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Embroidery and Textiles course- student work

Rye College Community Learning Adult Education Classes Embroidery is a fascinating and enchanting process; in this course students  take inspiration from the colours patterns and textures of Indian embroidery to develop their own  designs in stitches. Beginners and those with more experience are enjoying the opportunity to explore a wide range of textile techniques in a like minded group. […]

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Exclusive Journeys- Travel with Lesley Robbin

I had such a fabulous time in India with Lesley last year I have added a link to her site to see more information of her travels. Use the link below. To see my feedback to Lesley see ‘testimonials’. And I have another excuse to add an image from my trip! This is a piece of a camel strap […]

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Salt-it is a hard life

The current snowy conditions in England reminded me of the people of the salt marshes of The Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India. They live with their feet in salty water processing the salt to remove the water preparing it for commercial and industrial such as dishwashers and roads. The children were so welcoming it was heart warming […]

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International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

During my  trip to India I came across a sight that I never knew existed. On turning a corner on a walking tour of the old city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, I saw a group of men colouring white thread with a pink substance. The guide said it was the preparation of kite strings or manja for the […]

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Stitching in India

It was lovely to watch a very skilled embroiderer sewing on a sheesha while on a recent trip to India. I will be adding more images from what was an amazing journey around Gujarat and Rajasthan.

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hot off the loom

These small tapestries use my signature colour blending techniques. The patterns are taken from drawings made at the beautiful Indian Durbar Hall at Hastings Museum. I have used fragments of the pattern to highlight the intensity of the image and the elusive nature of the patterns.

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