My ‘ Poetry Spool ‘

So I have finally got round to doing my blog! with the studio, teaching and a 3 yr old, its proving to be something of an after thought but I love doing it when I get the chance. After a super craft book purchase from Amazon ( Stitch Alchemy) I discovered that the author and

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Manipulating Metal

Textile and metal inspired greeting card

For the past two weeks my students and I have been experimenting with aluminium and alcohol inks. Its a technique that creates lots of excitement, the vibrancy of colour is second to none and layering the metal with angelina fibres gave us some great ideas for creating textile inspired greeting cards. If you would like

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Nuno Felting at Texere Yarns

Nuno felted scarf in progress

I had a great day on Saturday teaching Nuno Felted Silk Scarves at Texere Yarns in Bradford. Texere is a huge supplier of creative yarns, threads and fibres and as a previous customer I found myself wondering down the aisles in the 10 mins I had after the class to shop,  convinced I was in

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What is Paper Metal Stitch?

Paper Metal Stitch is a course that I am currently teaching at The Textile Workshop. I was inspired by the book ( same title) written by one of my favourite authors Maggie Grey. I have used ‘ mixed media’ techniques and materials for a number of years and when offered the opportunity to design a

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