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 joined a group at St Blaize Church in Milton for Oxfordshire Artweeks. It was a rewarding few days. Pleased to sell three scarves as well as pictures in view of the time of year. Hopefully I promoted both the craft of weaving and the Isles of Scilly.
I will be at Abingdon Craft Fair on 4th, 5th and 6th November. It should be a good time to sell scarves.
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
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!)