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A Shibori workshop weekendRead MoreJuly 13, 2019


In a few weeks' time we will be hosting Cathy Moon who is leading a two day exploration of the fascinating craft of Shibori.

The pioneer of "everythingism" - Natalia GoncharovaRead MoreJuly 13, 2019


This Russian artist was not only famous in her own lifetime but pioneered an art movement, wore trousers at a time when women simply didn't, and approached her work through folk art. No wonder she was called an "everythingist".

Swiss studentsRead MoreJuly 12, 2019

This month we have two students from Switzerland at the studio.

More about embroideryRead MoreJuly 12, 2019


This week seems to be focused on embroidery, thanks in part to visitors to the studio.

Madge Gill Read MoreJuly 12, 2019

The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow is hosting an exhibition devoted to Madge Gill, an extraordinary artist who continually created.

Thank you Read MoreJuly 12, 2019

Thank you everyone for the birthday thoughts. What a week that was!

Frances RichardsRead MoreJune 22, 2019


The artist Frances Richards is the subject of a retrospective at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Gallery.

A short hiatus from the blogRead MoreJune 22, 2019

On the 2nd July I shall be going down to London to celebrate my birthday: my fiftieth.

Conserving the Emperor's CarpetRead MoreJune 22, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...

Show Your StripesRead MoreJune 22, 2019

Climate change is a complex thing to get across. Here is an attempt to make things a little clearer.