Dye, print, stitch – book review and UK Online Guild series What Inspires Contemporary Weavers?

I know - I'm like a London bus - nothing for a while, then two posts come along together!! Over the summer I've been dipping into a book by Prof Brenda M King that I picked up in April at the Foxlowe's Art Centre in Leek where I had my solo exhibition. Dye, Print,...

La Rentrée

I can't believe that September has arrived!  Everyone is back to school and most of the holiday makers have gone home.  Tonight was the last Nérac night market for the summer season, and was primarily for the locals, but we have a wonderful array of cultural events...

Springing into Summer

Bonjour à tous! This week has been a busy one - the grass will persist in growing at a rate of knots!  We have several species of protected orchids in our garden (as have most people in this area of France) and we have to do our bit to keep them safe.  Various areas...

Muscat Memories

Photo credit: unknown - Source Pinterest This morning, I found myself back in the souk in Muscat, Oman, ten years ago and all I did was open the lid of a new shower cream! A single smell can transport you back in time in the blink of an eye - for me, the smell of...

Revisiting the Past

My new-to-me Dutch table loom with 16 shafts, all warped up and ready to weave.  Isn't it wonderful when someone reminds you of something you did a long time ago and that you had forgotten about? My sincere thanks go to Monica, a recent student, who remembered having...