Clouds Fabrics

New design launch offer

We’re delighted to announce that we have a new design launching for Spring 2015 – Clouds is printed on our British Woven linen and organic cotton mix fabric and is suitable for a range of interiors and crafts uses. This new design was developed from mark making sketches, part of a new exploration into accidental marks. I developed the design for use on a heavyweight experimental fabric as part of my artist residency at Sheffield Hallam University, but once I saw the design printed, I…

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Unfortunate week

Last week I worked like a crazy lady and had a small team of helpers, also working like crazy ladies. This week I’m stuck at home and not happy about it.  I had a stupid accident last week which meant that I had a nasty bump on my head, gash to my eye and a general good bang from falling off a stool.  The bang unfortunately caused the most trouble as by Saturday morning, after an awful night of pain, I couldn’t move. To say I was…

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Hepworth print fair

Hepworth Print Fair

I’m delighted to have got a place at the new Hepworth Wakefield Print fair, it’s on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st March at The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk Wakefield, WF1 5AW, 10-5pm, free entry. I’ll be there with a new range including new colours of my Thorns and Thunderbolt prints. I’ll also be bringing my new Clouds print which I’ve used to make some new fabric storage baskets in Spring colours.  

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Knitting Challenge

This is always the time of year when I go crazy just trying to get Christmas presents knitted, this year I just have the one though – a jumper for Owen. After Christmas 2012 I decided to stop knitting presents for the whole family and I must admit, it’s led to a much calmer December.  This year I took up the Debenhams knitting challenge (#DebsKnittingChallenge) and it’s kept me really focussed.  Usually my timing is a little off so I’m often sewing in ends or blocking Owen’s Christmas…

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Open Studios November 2014

We had our annual Open Studios last weekend and this was our busiest year yet. Yorkshire Artspace do a fantastic job and all the studio holders make such an effort  to show their studios off to all the visitors.  Unfortunately I was still struggling to shake this virus that arrived, went away, and then came back 3 days before our Open studios started. I spent two days in bed so by the time we were open on Friday I wasn’t feeling my best and by the end…

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Studying again

I have taken on another new exciting project, I’ve gone back to university part time to study for a Textiles degree. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but I could never find the right time, the right course, or the money to do it to be honest. I’ve opted for a distance learning course that will fit in around my printing business as I really didn’t want to put that to one side whilst I studied. Also I wasn’t sure how…

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More places to print

Now this may sound a little greedy but I now have not just one but three places to print. Since I last wrote I have been for my induction and first session at Sheffield Print Club run by my good friend Jane, of Leaf City Press. I’ve also been accepted on to the AA2A program making me an artist in residence at Sheffield Hallam University, which of course gives me full access to their print room. Both of these places have given me the chance to…

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The British Woven Collection AW14

This is something has been in the planning for many months, and has been a dream of mine for even longer. I’m very proud to present my new collection for AW14, British Woven. The collection features a selection of my most popular prints, in comforting  tones for autumn and winter and printed on a custom woven fabric, made for me by a mill in Lancashire. This new collection features the following designs: Bloom, Frond, Thorns, Deco, Thunderbolt and Bird Brolly. I’ve had so much fun choosing…

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Looking for a studio share?

Updated 14/8/14 The studio share is now no longer available, thanks to everyone who enquired. I’ve been on my own in my studio for about a month now and it’s time to face the inevitable situation that I knew would crop up sooner or later; either to find a bit of extra part time work or look for a like minded person to share my studio with.  We now have 2 studios to fund in our house as well as supporting Owen whilst he starts…

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