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Strike offs part one

The first set of strike offs are now complete – we started with the two colour prints as they are the most difficult, next we’ll move on to the single colour prints.  It’s always hard to get the perfect two colours to work with the two colour designs, especially as I often use transparency in my… Read more »

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Working on a new palette

The post New Year period is always a time of reflection and changes and this year has been no different, although now we’re in March and I have no idea where the time has gone. Since Bella, my apprentice, started last August things have been very different in the studio, it’s been great having another… Read more »

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May Stack

I recently started a subscription to Stack and just had my first delivery, the latest edition of Wrap magazine. I’ve never come across Wrap before but fell in love with it at first flick through. Sheffield has a serious deficit when it comes to good magazines, our local WH Smith’s has all the usual suspects… Read more »

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May print-fest

May has been a none stop print-fest, from custom orders to commissioned work then the culmination of my AA2A artist residency at Sheffield Hallam. It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind really.  Here is some of the work I’ve been doing… I can’t share with you some of the commissioned work I’ve been doing… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Colours in the park

I took a walk in Millhouses park to try out my new camera and snapped a few photos which I hoped would give me some inspiration for my new collection colours. Not only was I taking photos of natural greens, browns and oranges but I found a bit of inspiration in the graffiti of the… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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    Matisse Cut Outs

    I went to see the Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern the very first chance I could get, I was there one of the first weeks and the exhibition was simply breathtaking. So there was no doubt that I was going to quickly book a ticket for the Live at the Tate screening of behind… Read more »

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    Both busy and bored

    The past 6 weeks have been full of contrasts, going from extremely busy work filled days to very empty days due to recovering from illness. The busy days are always fun, if a little hectic and I’ll admit that whilst I’ve been ill, I have got a little bored, but it’s been nice to have a good… Read more »

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    New SS14 fabric collection: Botany

    I’m delighted to introduce Botany, my new hand printed fabric collection featuring three brand new designs; Bloom, Bud and Frond.  This collection takes its inspiration from studies of Yorkshire plants and flowers and is printed is fresh Spring and Summer brights and pastels.  I hope you love the new designs and colours and find something… Read more »

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    Artists Textiles Picasso to Warhol

    This is just the kind of exhibition that comes up once in a blue moon and I just HAD to see it.  I was planning a trip to London for a few meetings and I made it all work so that I could also take a trip to Bermondsey and spend a couple of hours… Read more »

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    Looking towards Autumn

    A lot has happened over the past couple of months, hundreds of metres of fabric has gone through the studio and been printed, my ‘new’ and rather fabulous (but slightly damaged) table was installed, I said a sad goodbye to Aimee (my intern) who unfortunately had to leave due to illness but I said a… Read more »

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    An opportunity

    Would you be interested in working for me? I’m looking for some helpers to work with me in my studio in Sheffield. I’m looking for a person or two who can help with general admin (dealing with orders, stock and packing up fabric orders) and someone with strong arms who can help with screen printing…. Read more »