Wednesday, August 17, 2011


i'm heading off for the Isle of Bute in a couple of hours. I've made a journal from experimental drawing papers.

it's mostly a working tour but i have a few days free on Bute, might do a bit of twitching!

hope i see some kilts!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Willow Arch

I made a willow arch i'm stiff as a board!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Echo of Things....... update

Claire's work






Jeanette's sketchbook




Caroline's stones.

it's on till sunday. 10 - 5

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


I'm not famous for my handsewing it takes me AGES to do a square inch so i thought i'd pop this picture of me on the blog.... rare moment in time taken by Jo Naiman at Missenden Abbey Summer School, sewing on some sequins!

Jo took some great pics (not of me but students work) will load up a few more soon .

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Echo of Things

Come on down it starts tomorrow...oooh it's gonna be good!

Friday, August 05, 2011

more Missenden

Day four and a half......

Ros's little needle case!

mine WIP








Last day today these pieces aren't quite finished will post finished pics tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Twilight Demo at Pipers Corner

i did an evening demo at Pipers Corner (the school up the road from Missenden where most of the textile stuff goes on during summerv school) My lovely german friend Anne Lange turned up. My demo was entiltled 'Into the Trees' based on painted bondaweb and foiling....

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Missenden Abbey Summer School

Back at Missenden, i've been coming here for 7 years blimey!! i'm doing Further Explorations with Velvet and have 10 great students...

Pat and the Marys not my students just chums looking forward to our weeks study..

the pics below are after 2 days work more to come...

were having a lovely time the weather is great looking forward to our day of stitch tomorrow.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Oxford Summer School

I'm on a summer school marathon at the moment. This is my fantastic assistant Daisy. She only got here 10 mins ago look at the mess she made!!

Daisy's piece inspired by Hundertwasser.

Getting ready for spraying and discharging.

my bits and bobs

'what i call ironic' (in joke))

other workshops Eric's woodcuts..

fun papier mache figures

experimental knitters

visual narrative....i can't describe how this week went it was so much fun, creative and stimulating, what a great bunch of students roll on Missenden........