I enjoy weaving pictures based on seascapes and landscapes. A selection of my pictures is normally available at North Farm Gallery in the Isles of Scilly.
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.
In November 2019, I had a busy and enjoyable time both at Abingdon Craft Fair and at Ardington School of Crafts Winter Fair. I was pleased to sell several pictures as well as scarves. Neither event could take place in 2020 and I have decided not to attend the Abingdon Fair this Autumn. I enjoy encouraging people to have a go but feel that this is still too risky in busy places
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 normally very welcome at both Guilds but we may be restricting numbers at the moment
I give two talks:
Some ten thousand years of textiles
Silk from cocoon to scarf
( I do spin some 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!)