18 November 2014

Knitting and Stitching - Well, mostly stitching

This week (Thursday to Sunday) is the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate.

Prism has a stand in the Textile Gallery (I believe it's going to be TG520) and a piece of my work will be on display there.
It's a contrast to the thread and wire that I had in the Mall Galleries exhibition, as this is cut paper. It's still got a code in it though.

Missing - Paper and Stitch
I'll be stewarding on Saturday and Sunday afternoons if you want to come and say hello.

A couple of weeks ago, I taught a Children's Workshop for the Quilt Museum in York, and these are some of the results.
A selection of bookcovers made at the workshop

Some of the children had never used a sewing machine before, and by the end of the session they had mastered quarter inch seams, working with interfacing, oversewing edges and programming the machines to write their names. It was a lovely session to teach.

Which leads me to a blog 'By Helen' I came across recently from one of the participants on my Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery class that I also taught at the Quilt Museum this summer. The blog post which can be found by clicking here is a lovely review of the session and shows what we got up to. If you belong to a group that would like me to run a similar class, contact me for details

10 September 2014

Coast Gallery

I think there are just a few days left to see some of my work at Coast Gallery and Tea Room near Scarborough. The gallery is full of lovely work, much of it with a Coastal theme. And the food in the tea-rooms is delicious!!!

31 July 2014

A Busy Fortnight Ahead!

Just recently, the emphasis of what I do has shifted from Exhibitions to Workshops. I have a very busy fortnight coming up....

On Saturday, I'm giving an adult workshop - an introduction to free machine embroidery, and on the following two Wednesdays I'm giving children's workshops, using reverse applique to create a little bird brooch and bondaweb applique to make a needlecase (which could easily also be a phone case). All of these are taking place at the Quilt Museum in York. I believe there are still a few places left on the Children's workshops. All the details are here - Quilt Museum website

In the midst of that I'm taking a trip to Suffolk on the 9th and 10th of August to demonstrate the making of Suffolk Puffs at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. I'm hoping for lots of visitors to also have a go, so that we can give our little caterpillar a bit more of a body - he's not very long at the moment! If you happen to be passing, details of the Steam and Craft weekend are here - Museum of East Anglian Life website

And then it's back to exhibitions. I will be with Prism at the Knitting and Stitching Shows this Autumn, and I already have plans to be involved in at least 3 exhibitions next year.

4 June 2014


A really good time at Prism last week, meeting old friends and making new ones.

Lots of fun discussing the coded elements in my work and how to decode them. This little piece has gone to a new home, for other people to puzzle over and hopefully to make them smile.

23 May 2014

Exhibition Time

I'm getting ready to exhibit with Prism at the Mall galleries from Tuesday to Saturday next week. I've got new work, with messages to be decoded within the stitch and wire. The blog header is currently a taste of what will be on show!