Saturday, 30 April 2016


I have scratches up both arms from pruning the dead branches out from my elderly venerable lavender bush. I tend to have a slight love hate relationship with the plants in my garden. Some grow so well I have to keep digging them up and dividing them and some have to be carefully nurtured. I have just bought a woad plant and discovered it is a brassica which doesn't bode well as they don't tend to grow very well here.
But where would be be without our beloved plants, Grace today paid homage to textiles, I am paying homage to the plants we make our textiles and dyes from, we would have a sadly diminished range of textiles without them.
Still no pictures, I have found them all, but they don't want to be here yet, I will persevere.

Friday, 15 April 2016

New system

I have managed to my husband has updated the operating system on my computer so now I won't loose the updates from Google but have at the moment lost access to all my photos so no work in progress at the moment. Apparently I have to move to the US to access my I photo as no updates are available in the UK, hopefully we will find a way round this soon.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

For Grace

Close up
 Grace here is a closer view of the piece you wanted to see. I made five of these but two sold. The foliage and colours that the hots springs produced were amazing. Below a few of the photos I took for inspiration.

Surrounding foliage

Surrounding foliage
Three of the Rotorua series

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Strode Theatre exhibition

Here are pictures from the exhibition at Strode Theatre, Street - hung today.
My work

Hilary and my work

Hilary Tudgee's work


My work - The Tapestry of Life

My work
 A bit difficult to photo as they are quite high, well out of reach of customers in the foyer area with drinks. Street is very close to Glastonbury if any of you are down that way.
My work

Friday, 1 April 2016

Rather an odd piece

Sometimes I wonder where I get the ideas for my work, some pieces are just in my head and want to come out, like this one. I haven't done anything like this before but I did enjoy turning the finished weaving into something different than a flat surface. Its for the exhibition at Strode Theatre which opens next week. It contains herbs and has little bells attached.
Amulet figure

20/20 exhibition

On Wednesday evening I went to the opening of North Somerset Arts 20/20 exhibition, all work had to be 20 x 20cms. A very successful evening, loads of visitors and the exhibition looked great, a brilliant concept and I hope they will repeat it. You can see from my photos how it was laid out and also there are close ups of my pieces. I will be visiting again when its quieter so may get some images of the rest of the exhibition.

Rusted Hearts

Mapping Contours