Sunday, 1 December 2013

turkey shed in november

we've just had another very successful workshop day at the turkey shed this time playing with thermofax screens - printing, discharging and generally being creative!

Godshill Park Farm

just wanted to show you my lovely room at godshill park farm and include a few photos taken around the farm, full of rare breeds and interesting items like this sculptured tree trunk. I was very taken with some lovely wool fabric produced from one of the rare breed sheep I intend to make my self something with it eventually!!
so if you are interested in visiting the IOW I can recommend staying at godshill park farm

a trip to the Isle of Wight

the day after we returned from Cambodia I was on the move again travelling down to the Isle of Wight for a week's teaching at a quilting retreat courtesy of Oliven patchwork and craft shop in Newport. We were based at Godshill park farm a lovely B&B in an idyllic rural setting in the centre of the island
here are some of the girls working on their projects, some really lovely work had been done through the week and I'm looking forward to receiving photos of the completed pieces.

cambodia trip

well I've been so busy over the past few weeks that I really haven't had time to blog so there is a lot of catching up to do. firstly we had a fabulous holiday in Cambodia the temples around siem reap were absolutely amazing in their size and construction and the wealth of sculptural decoration more than lived up to my expectations
heres some images from Angkor wat the huge temple that we visited on the first day - more to come!

Monday, 28 October 2013

west country embroiderers

here are the girls at kingcombe

and a selection of their lovely work, transfer dyed satin for their creative marble pieces.

a trip to dorset

I spent most of last week with a group of ladies from west country embroiderers at the lovely kingcombe centre - wonderful dorset countryside - an idyllic setting. Such a shame its so far from home, a seven hour drive made worse by the car park that is the M25! anyway well worth the effort by the time I arrived for lunch and straight into teaching!

Monday, 14 October 2013

a wet weekend in barnsley

well actually not Barnsley, I was with a whole load of gals from CQ (Contemporary Quilt section of the Quilters Guild) at Wentworth Castle - which sounds very grand - but is actually Northern College -which is less grand-a VERY studenty experience! Anyway my happy bunch of students worked really hard producing lots of lovely surfaces to take home and add to their textile repertoire. The wet weather didn't dampen our enthusiasm and I think MOST of the samples were dry for their journeys home.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

studio disaster

while I've been away in spain there was a bit of a disaster in the studio when the inner part of the double glazed skylight seems to have exploded and shattered - glass everywhere! Colin has cleared up a lot of it but I still keep finding bits all over the place, anyway I've got to get in there to work and get stuff ready for the weekend. CQ Winter School coming up at Wentworth Castle near Barnsley.

La Drova 2013

Cheers its our last night

bring on the paella

with sally and dee

a trip to gandia

the square in gandia

gorgeous gandia playa

not sure what this is all about - something to do with the fiesta

just love these shoes

stitching in spain

just a selection of the work produced during the week in La Drova