Category Archives: textile art


Well, I can’t carry on calling it Beardie Quilt, can I? And every artist, at some point in their life, produces something called ‘Untitled’. It turned out all right in the end. I like the back, too: I’ve added this … Continue reading

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Keeping calm

Still quilting Still embroidering Still bearding. Keep calm and carry on.

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Scraps Quilt 2

This is Scraps Quilt 2, which will be a gift and should be finished by the end of the year. This one will be very slightly different from Scraps Quilt 1: This time it’s 7″ blocks. I didn’t like the … Continue reading

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the spirit of perseverance

I wondered if embroidering this quilt might be easier than quilting it. It wasn’t. Embroidering cardboard is just as difficult as quilting it.

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On the table today, an unfinished quilted piece that I rediscovered recently while tidying. Sometimes it can be interesting to revisit something from the past, just to see the difference between then and now. This is from several years ago … Continue reading

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Begun on 1st January 2012; finished on 15th July 2012. Ninety-nine 8″ blocks, hand-pieced from scraps, hand-quilted, joined and bound by hand. Originally I was not going to use binding on this quilt. Many historic and traditional English quilts do … Continue reading

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Taking time

A few stitches on the first ‘Time and Space’ quilt: I found that very fine crochet cotton (the long yellow stitches you can see here) is perfect for basting. This area will be quilted in squares eventually, so there will … Continue reading

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Slow progress, piece by piece, on putting the scraps quilt together. It’s about half done. A pessimist would say half not-done. A few people were asking about the quilt-as-you-go method and some interesting questions (and answers) were raised: Does the … Continue reading

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In print

A big thank you  to Jennifer of Sew Somerset magazine for featuring my mixed media samples book in the current issue, out today. This is little a cloth book I made a couple of years ago, when I was still … Continue reading

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As well as the larger series, which will be quilts, I’ll be working on some smaller pieces, which will be cloths – that is, not quilted. Just bits of cloth and stitch on a cloth ground. Something very honest and … Continue reading

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