Events

Fairs and markets

I sell mostly at curated specialist textile fairs where visitors understand and appreciate the uniqueness of my work. Click the images below to find out more. 

Thread

30 June 2018

Farnham Maltings, Surrey GU9 7QR

RHS Plant & Art Fair

10-12 July 2018

RHS Lindley Hall, London SW1P 2QW

American Museum Textile Fair

18-19 August 2018

Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD

Exhibitions, workshops and other events

Details of upcoming exhibitions, workshops and other events below.

Silence is Over

29 June - 3 July 2018
Portico Gallery, 23A Knights Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HS

I'm taking in part in this exhibition organised by the South London Women Artists. Over 20 female artists have their say on a blank canvas on the subject of coercive control and sexual abuse. The canvases will then be assembled into billboards, which serve as a reclaimed space, where the female voice can be heard.

Private view is on Saturday 30 June, 6-10pm.

More information about Silence is Over here.

Guest speaker at thread 2018

30 June 2018, 2pm
Long Kiln Gallery, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR

I'm very excited to be a guest speaker at thread 2018, the wonderful annual festival of textiles at Farnham Maltings. The theme of my talk is - what else?! - "Reuse, remake, relove!". I will be covering the methods I use for upcycling, the thrill of hunting down upcyclable garments and the pleasure I get from helping people fall in love again with stuff they already own.

To whet your appetite you can read my Q&A on the Craft Maltings blog here.

More information about thread 2018 here.

Felt corsage workshop

29 July 2018
Somerset Stitch, Spring Farm, Spring Lane Moorlinch, Somerset TA7 9DD

Channel your inner Frieda Kahlo by making a fabulous felt corsage, perfect for adding a flash of fun to any outfit!

After choosing from a wonderful range of coloured fleece you will learn how to create layers of felt using a plastic resist. You will also learn how to make a felt spike and attach it to other layers of fibre. You will then felt, shrink and shape the flower before cutting the petals and shaping and finishing the edges.

No experience is required for this workshop. All materials will be provided, including one brooch back per person, but please bring an old towel and a plastic bag to take your work home with you.

See here for more information about Somerset Stitch workshops.