Lots of lovely teaching…

I seem to have hit a rich seam of teaching…I shouldn’t be surprised, I did book it all into my diary! Sometimes when all the commitments come together I realise how many times I said yes, I would love to come and teach for you!

Derby, Melton Mowbray, Grantham, Leicester and Gloucester to mention a few, a tour of some lovely parts of the UK. I do enjoy meeting students and sharing my skills. Its great to spend time with like minded people.

I am also preparing for my trip ‘down under’ in the autumn. I am due in Australia at the end of October, visiting Perth, Margaret River, Melbourne and Tassie. I wont be able to throw something in the back of the car in case I need it when I go there! I had a practice run last year so should be able to manage. I am really looking forward to going again

I have put a selection of recent student work on my website here


Work in Progress

I am in the middle…no, not quite,  I am a quarter of the way through a large landscape embroidery!
It is a scene in the Lake District based on sketches and photographs from a trip 3 years ago, so I have been thinking about it for some time
The silk painted background is clearly visible with the white lines left from the gutta I used when drawing out the composition. I have started the stitching at the most distant point and will increase the richness of colour and amount of texture as I work through to the foreground
I am photographing it at each stage to make it part of my slide show lecture, so this is a sneak preview. I will post the finished piece in a few days time…just kidding… a few weeks time when I have completed it

It measures approximately 24 x 14 inches and will be my largest embroidery so far (excluding my sci fi sweater!)