Tag Archives: Red

Weaving a ‘W’- Red Letter

I have just finished weaving a letter ‘W’. It is not quiet as straight forward as it sounds. The sett is very important as is the decision about the number of threads to use in the weft. The weave direction is important in order to keep the sheds correct across the weaving and the whole […]

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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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Red Arrows over the sea

I was able to see the Red Arrows display team perform a spectacular display over the sea at Hastings, East Sussex. The sea and sky were blue and showed off the colourful plumes with a perfect effect left after the planes had made their amazing moves. The most wonderful I was not able to capture on […]

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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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Identity open

The British Tapestry exhibition Identity is now open at the Mill House Gallery, Angmering, West Sussex BN16 4DQ . It is open daily until Sunday 15th April. At the Private View yesterday the exhibitors were pleased by the positive response to the work and the gallery space. The range of work on the theme is fabulous from the […]

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Identity Exhibition taster

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Daily drawing

Every day since the start of 2012 I have made a drawing. It is a great way to start the day and to focus my mind on looking closely at objects. At the moment I am looking at flowers. Spring is a wonderful time for fabulously shaped blooms.

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This is the embroidered panel that I made in 2007 for Ronald McDonald House at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Each room is named after the theme of the embroidery, so this hangs in ‘The Heart Room’. The project was organised by Marion Cantrell. I am currently working with Marion to make small quilts that […]

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