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18 Sep 2021
Julia’s bird
Julia’s bird

Today’s needle felting workshop - a small group but great achievements by students.  So relaxing playing with wool and silk.  

Immediately sociable and relaxing - what a great way to spend the morning! 
18 Jul 2021
Needle felt
Needle felt

Needle felt workshop yesterday at Cawston

Fab results - too hot inside so we felted in the garden - apart from a couple of gusts when wool went walk about it was perfect.  Such a lovely social group.  Everyone was very impressed with their achievements - and as usual so was I!
4 Jul 2021

Warwickshire Open Studios comes to an end

Well that’s over for another year.  Lovely to share the venue with Dee and Nicky Luntley, David Shepardson and Jo Rivetts.  It’s been quieter than normal but a good time had by all and lots of cake and fun.  Thank you to those of you who managed to visit us - you are why we do it!!!
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24 May 2021

Great session with Nicky Luntley Art on making a video and reels for Instagram.  Just got to trial it on my own now to promote Open Studios
21 May 2021
Coaster
Coaster

Alcohol Inks - I’ve had a lovely day today trying out alcohol inks.  Lots of experimenting to come. Can I use it on material - probably not - and I would need to use a gutter anyway.  The ink colours are so amazing -I love how brilliant they are.
2 May 2021
Student’s work
Student’s work

Hurrah!  Workshops advertised at last - please see link for details.  Student’s work available to browse through
30 Apr 2021
Hellebore
Hellebore

New greetings cards

So excited with the new cards.  Ginger - the art of print have excelled themselves.  Check my shop for details of costs
30 Apr 2021
Bella Cafe and Bistro
Bella Cafe and Bistro

Art exhibition at Bella Cafe and Bistro, 17 The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa.  Lovely cafe in the old Post office building. Art by several artists on display plus demonstrations throughout the exhibition.  Exhibition runs from 29 April until the end of May 2021.  Please come and support your local artists.  Thank you 
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27 Apr 2021
Needle felting
Needle felting

At long last things are starting to move forward after lockdown.  New dates for workshops on the horizon.  

1st workshop on Saturday 5 June2021 to take place at Nettlehill Conference Centre.
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27 Apr 2021

Warwickshire Unite and Grow

Really informative and interesting presentation by Nicky Luntley Art yesterday showing her route through all of the issues in setting up a business - including social media
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19 Apr 2021

Warwickshire Unite and Grow

Great session this morning on zoom.  Linda Scannell, photographer, talked us through using a camera or phone to photograph our work for exhibitions, cards etc. Really helpful and informative.  Sessions every Monday at 10.00am. 
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19 Mar 2021
Stencilled dragonfly on hand dyed material
Stencilled dragonfly on hand dyed material

A long overdue update

It has been a long period of adjustment for everyone over this last year and it has been extremely difficult.  I hope you have managed to keep safe and well.  I had COVID in November 2020 but fortunately was relatively lucky.  I have just had my second vaccination- but I’m still very wary.  During lockdown one minute I had organised workshops, the next I had to cancel, then reorganise etc.  I have really missed meeting all of the lovely people who attend workshops.  Hopefully I will soon be able to start again.  Throughout lockdown I have managed to attend some interesting textile workshops but then play was halted.  I have been painting and playing - even painting on material - but inspiration was slightly lacking.  I will be taking part in Warwickshire Open Studios again this year.  I am joining an inspiring group of artists at the Sheepdip in Princethorpe.  More details to follow.
25 Mar 2019

 Another great day but needle felting this time.  Striking results - great work everyone.

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