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End of the summer

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been back in West London working on the textiles project, and the group have produced some wonderful work. On the last day everyone brought cakes and sweets to share from all over the world (well […]

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Final Project work

The work for my final project is taking shape in the form of paintings/Stitch and a mixture of the two.One of the pieces I am currently working on is a vintage army jacket and according to research is probably a […]

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Agnes Ricter’s Jacket

During the Victorian era in Germany,an ex-seamstress and an inmate in an asylum,Agnes Ricter stitched into virtually every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform.Agnes’s embroidered writing was so profuse that much of the text was hard […]

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Suffering for my Art – again

 AUDIOBLOG – Please click here A couple of years ago I nearly killed myself having allergic reaction to the wool fibres of the ww2 army greatcoat I was cleaning up ready to work on for “Colonize”. I dived in, brushing […]

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A Textile one off

Yesterday, I had to decide whether to go to the studio, or to do a pile of washing and cut the grass. It was really hot, I had a stack of stuff to do and my next day off (apart […]

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PERCEPT

So as my last post hinted, we recently launched our first show in the new space. Examines materiality and the affect different materials and stimuli can have on our senses, whether this be positive or negative. It features the work […]

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Workshop anyone?

I’d like to get a few folks together and deliver/lead some sort of textiles workshop for artists. Not a craft workshop, an artist workshop. That’s not to say I can’t demonstrate a few techniques along the way, but I think […]

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Tangled Yarns

Sharing thoughts and research related to ‘Tangled Yarns’, an Arts Council England – supported solo exhibition exploring the politics of the global textile industry through time. ‘Tangled Yarns’ launched at William Morris Gallery and then toured to Cromford Mills.

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