I had a lovely week with my Leaf Stitching exhibition in London. Spending time with a body of work in an exhibition situation is a good time to reflect on things, both leading up to that point and looking forward. Being removed from the studio and all the distractions of home life can be useful for a period of time, even if the logistics of arranging it all are tricky! Being present in the gallery to talk to visitors about the work can be very rewarding and, I think, adds a lot to the visitors’ experience of the work. Visitors were often surprised to find that the person sitting quietly stitching in the gallery was the artist. For those that didn’t make it to the exhibition the Leaf Stitching catalogue/book is available in my shop, along with other publications. I hope to get some of the pieces that were featured in this exhibition available in the shop in coming days, along with a few other items for sale.

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Tide Line, shown above, is currently showing in The Language of Objects at Unit Twelve Gallery, Staffordshire. This looks to be a really interesting exhibition with work from a great group of artists and makers. I am really pleased to have another opportunity to show work at this quirky gallery set on a farm in rural Staffordshire.

A few more workshops dates for next year have been added to the list on the workshops page. I hope to arrange some more day workshops at my studio in West Yorkshire as well, although these have to be during the middle part of the year when the temperature in the  studio is more hospitable: it is starting to get pretty cold in there already and we’re only in early autumn! Details of these will be made available when I’ve sorted out dates in the diary.

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  1. Please can you tell me whereabouts in Surrey your 2016 workshop is. Also, where can I purchase your book on leaves?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    • Hi Angela. Surrey workshop: there is a link where it is listed on my workshops page which takes you through to Committed to Cloth’s website. Leaf Stitching: Again, follow the link in the blog post to my online shop, or visit it here:

  2. I adore these objects! I’m also a lover of rusty things, and seeing them at work with your weaving is so arresting. Thinking of how they will continue to collaborate made me shiver! I love your beautiful work.

    • Thank you Ceila. They are not necessarily presented in this formation in exhibition, having been conceived to sit in a line, but I like the fact that they are re-arrangeable.

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