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More Sketchbook

A look at some recent pages in my small sketchbook.

Sketchbook progress

Take a look at some of my work in progress sketchbook pages.

Studio Session – January 2024

Have a look at some of the work being made by the students on my regular Studio Session in-person classes.

Marbled Papers

Take a look at the loose papers I marbled recently.

Marbling in my sketchbook

Experimenting with marbling on paper direct into my sketchbooks.

TED Talk inspiration

Thoughts on art, education and an inspiring TED talk.

Familiar Finished

Finished photos of The Girl with the Eagle aka Familiar.

Magdalena Abakanowicz at the Tate

Visiting Magdalena Abakanowicz at the Tate Modern

After Impressionism at the National Gallery

A look at some of my favourite works from the After Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery.

Festival of Quilts – Talk and Discount Code

I’m giving a talk at Festival of Quilts this summer. Find out more and use my discount code for tickets.

All the Midnight Deals – is done

All the Midnight Deals – this new quilt, which will form part of my exhibition at Festival of Quilts this summer, is complete.

The quilting is done, nearly

I’ve put in the hours and the quilting is done, almost!

Some hand stitch

More work on the Midnight Deals quilt today, this time it’s some hand stitch.

More Quilting

I’m still quilting on the Midnight Deals quilt, here’s an update on progress so far.

Quilting on Midnight Deals

Working on the stitching for my new quilt All the Midnight Deals.

The Countdown Begins

I’m exhibiting at this years Festival of Quilts. The countdown to the exhibition begins and I have a lot of work to get ready!

Draw with Me

My new online drawing course is now open for enrolments. Join me as we draw together and improve our observational drawing skills.

Quilter on Fire Podcast

I’m on the Quilter on Fire podcast this week!

Finishing things

A look at the huge pile of work in progress quilts on my worktable!

Applique Remix and Christmas Classroom

A reminder of our free Christmas classroom projects, and a look at my latest work this week – applique remix sampling.

On the studio wall

An update on what I’ve been working on so far this week.

On the studio wall

A look at the work in progress in the studio this week.

Finished! In the Quiet of the Long Night

A look at what’s under the needle in the sewing room this week.

Quilt in Progress

A look at what’s under the needle in the sewing room this week.

Studio update

A quick update of things happening in the studio – dressmaking and portrait drawing.

Flying Geese Quilt

Welcome back to the studio blog. I find this time of year to always be quite productive. Right now I've got a number of projects underway. This quilt has been one that's received some time and attention this week. I've used a combination of fabrics that I showed you recently - the Hawaiian inspired/snowflake patterns [...]

Inspired by Hawaiian Appliqué

Really trying to get into the habit of blogging again. It's been a while since I posted a regular blog, what with that instant gratification of the 'Gram and all. I do love that format, but it's nice to have a bit more space to tell the story don't you think? Anyway, no promises that [...]

Paint Poured Fabrics

Hey everyone! You might already know that for my day job, I create online video workshops over at DesignMatters Art & Craft School. Recently we had a great time pouring acrylic paints all over canvasses and boards to create amazing effects. If you've not tried this  before do consider checking it out. I'd hesitated thinking, [...]

Welcome to my new website

Hello and welcome to my new website. I've brought together my blog, portfolio site and Fingerprint fabric shop together all in one place, so you might have found yourself here for different reasons and via different routes! I hope you'll find something interesting and inspiring and will check back often to find what's new. Thanks [...]