Sunday, 16 March 2014

Oxford workshop

I spent a really lovely day yesterday taking a workshop for a group of enthusiastic embroiders from the Oxford embroiders guild.  It was a very productive day with some fantastic work produced by the end of the day, although some is still work in progress!  It was a challenge for some to decide on what images to choose, but once decisions were made every one seemed to enjoy choosing their fabrics and composing their designs.

What I enjoy about the workshops and find interesting is how every one has a different interpretation of the brief  and brings a touch of their own style into the finished piece of work.

Here are the finished results hope you find them as inspirational as I do.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Half term surfing in Cornwall

Inspired by my intrepid daughter who goes surfing in February in Plozeath, I decided to make my next new pictures a tribute to all those mad enough to don wet suits and brave the sea, for me it would have to be Byron Bay!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

News for 2014

I have started 2014 by taking quite a few workshops with secondary school children.   It's been really good fun working with the young people and I'm always impressed with the variety of ideas they come up with.  They tackled complex images with out reservation and really enjoyed choosing the material for their designs along with the applique process and seeing their designs come to life.

So I would like to share a couple of images with you which I think are wonderful.