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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

  • What a wonderful event

    The Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios event was a great success and as usual, a fantastic experience.  It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been able to take part, last year I was ill and the year before I was in-between studios, so it was great to be back chatting to all the visitors and… Read more »

  • Open Studios 2013

    I’m taking part in Open Studios, our yearly event, this Friday and Saturday at Persistence Works, Yorkshire Artspace. You’ll be invited to look around my studio and will also get a chance to see my current collection of fabrics. I will also have a few items for sale such as notebooks and tea towels. Please… Read more »

  • Mini tour of the South

    The past month has flown by. I’ve been busy printing fabrics for both wholesale and retail as well as printing for one of my print services clients, in total over 100 metres of fabric has left my poor little 8 metre printing table. I’ve also run two printing workshops, bought a ‘new’ printing table (which meant a round trip to Edinburgh for my husband and his brother) and I travelled down to the south of the country twice in one week.

  • Thread Festival

    I’m rushed off my feet at the moment with work and I’m also busying preparing for a few events in October and November.  I just wanted to take a quick moment to tell you about a new textiles festival I’ll be attending on November 3rd. Thread is run by the folk behind Unravel so I’m… Read more »

  • Tie-Dye by Shabd Simon-Alexander

    Tie-Dye by Shabd Simon-Alexander gives us readers a fresh look into tie-dye projects and clothing. The easy to read how-to book gives creative ideas and tips for all the tie-dye fashionistas. The book is laid out in such a way that it entices and encourages the reader to become involved with the projects. The presentation… Read more »

  • Welcome Aimee

    There is a new member to studio 14 in the Yorkshire Artspace…and no this member is NOT another pug. It’s a little intern who goes by the name of Aimee. After spending 2 years at Loughborough University studying printed textiles, I’ve decided to take a year out to gain experience in the printed textile business…. Read more »

  • New collection launch

    September has arrived very quickly and I’m already asking myself where summer went.  I love this time of year though and Autumn is also an exciting time for me as my new collection launches. Nature is the name of this new collection which includes 3 new prints; Inferno, Heartwood and Thorns.  This collection also sees… Read more »

  • Make it your own by Anna Alicia

    I’ve found another book to add to the huge collection of printing, design, craft and sewing books I already own.  Make it your own by Anna Alicia is a how-to book, full of 25 ‘stylish projects for your home’.  There are quite a few of these kinds of books on the market but this one… Read more »

  • Eco friendly screen printing workshops schedule

    I’m delighted to announce the Autumn programme of eco printing workshops, I’ve tried to include at least 2 sessions for each type to give more options. I’ve also included two special sessions, repeat designing and printing and Christmas stocking printing. Schedule: Saturday 5th October OR Saturday 9th November – Stencil fabric printing for lampshades 10-4pm £60… Read more »

  • Screen Printing Workshop Survey

    I often get asked when I’ll be teaching more screen printing lessons and so I decided it was time to organise some for Autumn.  The best way to do this was to ask people what they would like to learn and how and so I decided to create a survey and give away a 3hr… Read more »