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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 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

Its an opportunity to meet all the 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