news for 2017

An Tobar, Tobermory, Mull - mini residency, workshop and commission

In June (3-11) I was back at An Tobar in Tobermory on a mini residency, gathering information on local wildlife for a commissioned piece of work. Lots of information to ponder over now for the commission, which will be finished by December this year.

Meanwhile, check out the Comar website to see what's on.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2017

Happy to announce that I've been selected to participate in this year's Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at the new venue of Upper Campfield Market Hall, just off Deansgate, Manchester. Looking forward to being part of it, and to seeing the new venue - it's a lovely Victorian sister building to the one that holds the Air and Space section of the Museum of Science and Industry. The event runs from 12-15 October. More details to follow later on the GNCCF website.

Myths and Legends - Summer Show at the Makers Guild in Wales, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

Two pieces of work will be included in the summer show at the Makers Guild in Wales, at Craft in the Bay. The show runs from 15 July until 27 August. More details at the Makers Guild in Wales website.

Embroidery magazine

My work was featured in, and on the cover of, the July/August 2016 issue of Embroidery magazine, the magazine of the Embroiderers' Guild. I feel really privileged, and hugely surprised, to have been asked to appear in it, as it's such an excellent publication and one that has inspired me greatly.

Research and development projects 2016

With the absence of the Edinburgh West End Fair this year, I spent some much-needed time on research and development. Continuing on from the quite brief development projects in 2015, I was investigating how to manipulate waste materials and incorporate them into my work. It has come to a bit of a halt at the moment, what with other events to prepare for, but everything is still set out on my specially dedicated experiments table, awaiting any bit of spare time!

Crafts Council Directory

You can see my work and current projects in the fantastic Crafts Council Directory. It's a great resource for discovering the work of lots of wonderful makers and I'm looking forward to having a really good browse through it. My profile is here. Please do have a  look and follow me and like the profile - and other makers' too of course!

Etsy shop payment now by card or PayPal

My shop accepts payment by card as well as by Paypal. It also accepts Etsy gift cards, which are now available in £GBP and Euros as well as dollars.