I enjoy weaving pictures based on seascapes and landscapes. A selection of my pictures is 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.
I have been experimenting with textured weaves which can be woven on a rigid heddle loom. There is always something new to try with this amazing craft.
In November, 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.
My next event is during Oxfordshire Artweeks 2020 when I am joining a group at St Blaise Church in Milton, Nr Abingdon. (2 to 10 May)
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!)