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Potential new work to be featured
Exciting Book News

Search Press have decided to bring out a compilation of my work based on Machine Embroidered Flowers, Woodlands & Landscapes and incorporating material from Machine Embroidered Seascapes.

The book will be called Machine Embroidered Art: Painting the Natural World with Needle and Thread and will be published in February 2020.

It will have several new images of my more recent work to bring it up to date

The format will be 280 x 216mm, 224 pages, paperback and the price will be £19.99.

09 May 2019 00:00

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Aurifil threads

I have been selected to be an Aurifil Artisan for 2019, working with Aurifil threads and the company to promote their threads, which I have been a huge fan of for many years

Here is how Aurifil announced the news

Today we are thrilled to welcome our 2019 #AurifilArtisan Team. We were incredibly humbled by the enormous response that we received to our call for applications. We had a very tough job in narrowing down over 250 applicants to a team of 50. We are so thrilled to share that team with you today and cannot wait to work with this amazing group of quilters, sewists, and makers!

04 May 2019 00:00

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Crashing Waves and Seaspray course
NZ Quilt Symposium 2019

I am delighted to announce I have been invited to be a tutor at this prestigious event in Auckland in October.

I will be teaching 2 courses

You can register here for more details


17 Jan 2019 00:00

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Autumn Sunshine
New purchase for Collection

The Embroiderers Guild Headquarters NSW have purchased this piece of my work for their Collection.
This is a group of textile works for students to study and for the Guild to put on display at events
I feel honoured! Thank you

06 Nov 2018 00:00

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Events this weekend

EXHIBITION : Stitched Moments in Time
2nd to 8th November

I will have a large selection of my most recent embroideries on display in the Gallery76 Queens St Concord Sydney NEW

Launch party wine and nibbles Friday 2nd November 6pm to 8pm

A talk on my inspiration and process

Sunday 4th November 6pm to 8pm

Tuesday 6th November 6pm to 8pm

01 Nov 2018 00:00

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A sneak preview of a new piece
Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Good news, the RHS confirmed today that I will be exhibiting again at the Chelsea Flower Show 2019!

I am looking forward to being there for my 26th consecutive year

It is so good to know this much ahead of time as it creates a deadline for me to work towards with new work

Come and see me Stand 415 on Eastern Avenue!

06 Oct 2018 00:00

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Solo Exhibition in Sydney

My exhibition in Sydney
Is on from 2nd to 8th November 2018

76 Queen St
Concord West

Opening times

Friday 9am–4pm
Saturday 10am–2pm
Sunday 10am–2pm
Monday 9am–4pm
Tuesday 9am–4pm
Wednesday 9am–4pm
Thursday 9am–4pm

07 Sep 2018 00:00

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Festival of Contemporary Machine Stitch

I have been invited to be part of the Festival of Contemporary Machine Stitch that the Embroiderers Guild of NSW is planning for 21 September to 6 November 2018. Inspired by Berninas 125th anniversary, this Festival is a mechanism for the promotion of machine stitch, past, present and future.

There will be machine embroidery workshops, artist talks and an exhibition of works from the Embroiderers' Guild Collection and a juried exhibition in the new Galleries at Concord West, entitled THREAD STITCH CLOTH.

My workshop “Crashing Waves and Sea Spray” will be the final workshop and my Artist’s talk on the 6th November will be the closing event.

I will also have an embroidery of mine in the display, Up to the Highest Heights. This will be pieces from the Guilds Collection and invited works from Guild members and well known textile artists.

03 Jul 2018 00:00

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Update on the RA Summer Exhibition

I am very happy to announce I have had my embroidery Sunlight and Shadows accepted for the 250th RA Summer Exhibition!
Off to the Varnishing day Monday 4th which should be a pretty special day out in London
The exhibition is open to the public from June 12 to August 19th

30 May 2018 00:00

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Chelsea Flower Show 2018

All set up for my 25th consecutive year at the Chelsea Flower Show

After 2 days in London preparing my display it's all ready for the judges on Monday and the public on Tuesday.

I have some beautiful flowers and plants decorating my space and a wide range of new embroideries, I am ready for the week ahead!

20 May 2018 00:00

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RA Summer Exhibition

If at first you dont succeed....
I submitted this piece to the RA Summer Exhibition and heard today it is through to the next stage. I have to deliver the artwork for the judges to view.
Not there yet but very happy to be through to this stage in the process!

15 Mar 2018 00:00

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Private View STITCH exhibition

A well attended PV at the Daniel Raphael Gallery in Marlebone tonight. Lots of visitors, enthusiasm for my work and a red dot!
Its on until March 22nd 2018

22 Feb 2018 00:00

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Course dates for New Zealand 2018

My course dates for New Zealand 2018 have been confirmed
I will be teaching in HASTINGS on 24th 25th November on the popular theme of Seascapes

The course organiser is Georgina Campbell and you get more information and book by email


29 Jan 2018 00:00

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Part of the 4 page spread in Stitch
An Article in Stitch

Delighted to report there is an article about me in Stitch magazine this month. I was interviewed about my process, from sketch to stitch!

03 Oct 2017 00:00

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Dancing Poppy inspired by the garden
Chelsea Physic Garden Course

I am very happy to report my course in September at the Chelsea Physic Garden is full. I am looking forward to exploring the garden with my students for inspiration and spending 2 days painting and stitching in response to what we find!

12 May 2017 00:00

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A 2 day course inspired by Flowers and Foliage
Teaching in New Zealand

I am very excited to announce I will be teaching in Hastings, New Zealand in December 2017.

The full rolex replica details of venue, dates, etc. are on my courses page.

07 May 2017 00:00

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Email from the RA

I have received my email from the RA about my entry to the Summer Exhibition.

Thank you for submitting digital images of your work: WITH MOSS BENEATH MY FEET.

The Members of the Summer Exhibition Committee have given careful consideration to the images and regret that they will not be able to include your artwork in this year's exhibition.

We very much hope that you will submit work in future years

So there it is! Happy to say I am busy with so many other projects that I dont have time to dwell on the news.

26 Mar 2017 00:00

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my embroidery inspired by last years colourful borders
Chelsea Physic Garden Course

I am very happy to report students are rapidly booking their places for my course at the Chelsea Physic Garden in September. I am looking forward to this wonderful new venue and my students being inspired by the garden.
Here is the booking page, only 7 places left!

The Chelsea Physic Course

25 Feb 2017 00:00

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The RA Summer Exhibition

I have entered this embroidery The Moss Beneath My Feet into the RA Summer Exhibition! This is on the basis nothing ventured ...etc..I will keep you informed of my success or rejection!

08 Feb 2017 00:00

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A Colourful Landscape
Teaching in Australia November 2017

Venues are now confirmed for my 5th teaching trip out to Australia. More details, how to enrol etc. are on the courses page

3rd 4th November
Colourful Landscapes


November 7th 8th 9th
Up Close and Personal


Stitched n Framed

November 18th 19th
Up Close and Personal

November 22nd 23rd

31 Jan 2017 00:00

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Our promotional postcard
My OPEN STUDIOS in Oswestry

I will be 1 of 30 artists taking part in the OPEN STUDIOS event in June this year in and around Oswestry

It is an opportunity to meet all the fake rolex artists, see them working and chat about art, inspiration, and creativity!

My studio overlooks my garden and it will be a pleasure to see new and familiar faces visit me there.

You will find me at Highfield 85 Oakhurst Road Oswestry SY11 1BL

Open for 2 weekends JUNE 10th 11th and 17th 18th, 10am to 5pm

26 Jan 2017 00:00

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Inspiration for the Garden in Paint and Stitch
Teaching at the Chelsea Physic Garden 2017

Announcing my course The Garden in Paint and Stitch at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London on Sept 14th 15th 2017.

I am very happy to be teaching at such a beautiful venue.

Inspired by the flowers and foliage of the Chelsea Physic Garden students will create a thread painted flower study on hand painted silk.

Students will start this course exploring the garden for inspiration, taking photographs of flowers, observing shapes and form, gathering ideas for colour combinations and designs.

There is more information on my courses page

17 Jan 2017 22:54

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Colourful country lane in the Cotswolds
New Year New Embroidery

Starting 2017 with an exciting flourish of creativity.

With The Chelsea Flower Show in mind here is a taste of the work I will be exhibiting there.

This is work in progress, it's still in the embroidery hoop and I have the roadside flowers and grasses to complete.

Its a calm and peaceful scene capturing the quiet country lane near Lower Slaughter

16 Jan 2017 11:34

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North of Margaret River going back to Perth WA
Inspired in Australia

My 2017 trip to Australia is ON!

Margaret River, Perth and Port Macquarie are confirmed venues for November.

The coastline of Australia is really spectacular and varied and I will be there with my camera looking for inspiration.

It has its own scale, drama and colour palette that is very different from the UK.

The rocky shoreline in this image was creating some great breaking waves. Beautiful!

14 Jan 2017 11:13