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Plant Dyed Yarns

I remember the first time I saw Elisabeth Beverley’s Plant Dyed Yarns back at Unravel – they felt like a painters palette, skeins hanging in clusters – no fancy twists, plaits or labels, just beautiful colour, handwritten labels and each colour identified by dyeing material and year and month of dye. I later learnt from […]

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Seaside Sundae, part 1

It literally has been such a long time – firstly because I am completely rubbish at keeping my own secrets, you know when there is something that you mustn’t say or tell but is brilliant in a “I can’t believe it way” – yes that. And all those things were rolled together so when I […]

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Aunt Elsie’s Christmas Do, Thurs 5 – Sat 7 December

Aunt Elsie’s Aunt Elsie’s Christmas Do is Thursday 5 December 12-8pm, Friday 6 December 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm, in a beautifully decorated marquee in Reading’s Market Place, filled with a delight of makers, designers, recyclers, beautiful art, textiles and handmade gifts all by local artists. I will be back at Aunt […]

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I have missed you

But I have been really busy over here I have made plenty of new things, been on adventures, had some unexpected things happen and had to shift things around a bit. But whilst I was gone, I made these: And this: And those both turned into this   And because I have missed you so […]

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so since I have last been here

It’s been a little while since I have been here, workshops, things happening, designing, making, finishing thing up so here are a few highlights from my past few weeks. Finishing up the forget-me-not:   Got caught in an almighty rain storm, but it was beautiful although damp:   Spent time trying to photograph bluebells for […]

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Making and Art Classes with me.

That’s right, there are a new set of making and art classes coming up with me, in my studio in the centre of Reading. Here are the first two: Saturday 8 June, 10am-12.30pm Make a Granny Square – actually you will make more than one in that time, this is aimed at the beginner or […]

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The things I have done..

The things I have done – there is a reason why this blog has been a bit quiet lately. Firstly there was the Reading Contemporary Art Fair, I should have been exhibiting, that was one of my deadline but life stepped up, my mojo slid and other priorities came by – so that maybe that […]

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The things I have made – running away to the sea – part III

So the packing that we all take in our family trip to the sea predominantly involves things to make, or make things with or to play with. Clothes packing is pretty low comparative to projects to see through. Twin 2 had already discussed a jumper he wanted (remember his previous design foray) As usual there […]

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Running away to the Sea – part II

Is it only 11 days since I have returned form the sea. Longer than the time I spent there but I can still hear it and looking back over the photos reminded me of why I loved it there.           – more to come, running away to the sea – part […]

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Running away to the sea – part I

Running away to the sea was the best thing I had done – we became strangers to the world, the internet didn’t work, phone reception was ropey and we went through seasons over a week, sunshine, light rain, sleet, snow, sunshine. Best thing was that I found my mojo, it must have just been in […]

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