I enjoy weaving pictures based on seascapes (mostly the Isles of Scilly) and landscapes. I have sold a number  at North Farm Gallery on St Martins. Unfortunately it is closed this year.

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.

Again last year I had a good time at  Abingdon Craft Fair selling scarves and pictures, as well as promoting the craft of weaving. Craft Fairs at the NT's Heritage and Rursl Skills Centre and at MakerSpace in Wantage were also a good opportunity to promote the craft.

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 gave this talk at the Vale and Downland Museum in December and at  Whitchurch Silk Mill in  May

  • 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!)