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 »

  • I finally sorted my website out…

    I have been trying to finish my website for my Pug Jewellery for ages now.  I finished all the pieces last November but the website has been a bit more difficult to sort out.  My hubby is the computer html programming genius in our house whereas I’m a little crap at it frankly!  But hubby’s… Read more »

  • Here comes Ruby…

    I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves today…our new arrival came yesterday and she is soooo cute!|

  • New arrival…

    Well, tomorrow is the day we go to pick our little puppy up and I can’t wait!  We’ve decided to name her Ruby which we thinks sounds quite nice with Lola.  I’ll be posting a pic as soon as she settles in.  These next two weeks are going to be quite hectic I think.  I’ve… Read more »

  • It’s a real pain in the back

    I’m miffed! I’ve done something to my back again which means that I’m in tonnes of pain.  I went to work today though (I hate missing it) and didn’t even let on I was in pain.  I always worry that people don’t believe you when you say you have a bad back!  So I’ve basically… Read more »

  • Pugs and knitting don’t mix…

    Lola is leaving a path of destruction behind her today – here are the results:How could you ever get mad at a face like that?  She’s far too cute sometimes!

  • Pinky Painter came out to play…

    I heard some muffled whimpers coming from my knitting chest the other day so I investigated – turns out it was Pinky Painter my poor little Knitted Babe (by Claire Garland).  I knit Pinky 2 years ago whilst Owen was on one of his huge cross country expeditions with his dad (Coast to Coast I… Read more »

  • New look

    I’ve made my site all pretty now – what do you think?  I’ve been wanting to use my logo for ages (seeing as I created it 2 years ago) but never got around to it so here it is! The next thing to sort out is changing my web address because my old address still… Read more »

  • New Year, new beginnings

    Does anyone else feel that New Year dread?  I thought I didn’t until work today pushed me over the edge a little.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m normally the happiest of the happy at work but today something really small drove me almost to tears!  I recovered myself quickly and apologised to my friends… Read more »

  • Christmas is nearly over…

    Well, Christmas is over now and everyone was pretty pleased with their pressies I think!Here are some pics of the finished goods:This is Lizzie’s Pink Elijah… Here is mum’s lovely scarf wrap…(John’s socks and Dad’s hat are below)

  • Shawl of hell is now the sock of hell…

    I’m not having much luck with one of my Christmas creations and it’s my mums of all peoples!!! I get so worried that she wont like the pressie anyway and now I feel like the wool I have bought is cursed!I bought some gorgeous Araucania Kettle dyed wool in a lovely pink colour from The… Read more »