Whats going on: Workshops/Exhibitions/Kits

Just a quick blog to let you know what I have been up to lately and what I have planned for the next few months.

January was very busy with moving into the studio, lots of new dyeing and kit preparation along with working on a new collection of work (more about this later).

Spring Quilt Festival in Harrogate

This week I am busy preparing for the spring quilt festival in Harrogate.  I am really excited to be taking part in such a large exhibition for many years.  I will be showcasing my wide range of hand painted yarns and kits for creative textile art. I will be at the Yorkshire showground 21 February to 23 February 2020 10:00am – 4:30pm (4:00pm Sunday) 

New Exhibition April 2020

In April I have a new exhibition ‘Spring onto Life’ in the gallery at Allendale Forge Studios.  

This is a collection of textile art that springs new life into vintage textiles.  Layering techniques with individually hand painted fabrics and yarns are blended with antique lace and vintage fabrics to interpret flowers and meadows.

Alongside this exhibition I will be delivering the following two workshops:

Workshops February and March 

In March I am running a couple of workshops from my home due to difficulties with the original studio I was going to use.  There are still spaces in these classes – please contact me if you are interested. or click on facebook links for more information


Wednesday 26th February – Creative Weaving With Texture Workshop at Kates home, Cramlington, Northumberland see Facebook event here

Layered Textile Surfaces

Wednesday 4th March – Layered Textile Surfaces Workshop at Kates home, Cramlington, Northumberland See Facebook event here

Sunday 22nd March– Creative Hand Embroidery Workshop at The Makers Mill, Keswick, Cumbria. For more information and booking details please see The Makers Mill website here


I have been developing my kits over the past year.  

This is a perfect way of teaching creative textile art in your own home through detailed step by step instructions with photographs.  

All of my kits contain a selection of hand painted yarns 

I have the following kits available:

Creative Hand Embroidery Kits – there are three designs available

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Kits – two designs available

Anemones & Irises
Roses & Larkspur

How Does Your Garden Grow Creative Hand Embroidery Kit

How Does your Garden Grow Kit

Manipulated Fabric Heart Kit – these are all individual and unique available in a wide range of colour ways – no two kits are the same due to every fabric and yarn being individually hand dyed.

Shopping online

I have had a few enquiries with regards to how to buy my threads and kits online.  I have been working on my Etsy shop this week and have started to put some products online.  

Please have a look here and let me know what you think. I still have a lot more photographs and descriptions to upload but I have made a start. Click here

Knit and Stitch Show Rheged

Finally I am so pleased to tell you that I have a stand at the next Knit and Stitch show at Rheged Centre, Penrith – Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May

Looks like I have a busy few months ahead 🙂