I enjoy weaving pictures based on seascapes (mostly the Isles of Scilly) and landscapes. A selection of my pictures is available at North Farm Gallery on St Martins.
I also like weaving scarves and experimenting with some of the many possibilities with this amazing craft. Teaching weaving is very rewarding because of interesting results beginners achieve. I am also intrigued by the colour choices people make.
I was very pleased to sell three scarves and two pictures at MakerSpace's Craft Fair in Wantage on 24th June. Again this year, I had a good time at Abingdon Craft Fair selling scarves and pictures, as well as promoting the craft of weaving. I am now looking forward to the Christmas Craft Fair at the NT's Heritage and Rursl Skills Centre in Coleshill on November 26th and one at MakerSpace in Wantage on 3rd December
I belong to both the Oxford and Kennet Valley Guilds of Weavers Spinners and Dyers . The Oxford Guild meets at Beckley (NE of Oxford) on the third Saturday of the month The Kennet Valley Guild meets at Greenham, Nr Newbury on the first Saturday. Visitors are very welcome at both Guilds.
I give two talks:
Some Ten Thousand Years of Textiles. I will be giving this talk at the Vale and Downland Museum in Wantage on Wednesday 6th December
Silk from Cocoon to Scarf
( I do spin silk for weaving pictures but my scarves are woven from commercially produced yarns. There is not enough time in my life to spin all the yarns I use!)