April 17, 2018

The privilege of handling Grinling Gibbons originals inspired me to create a Jacobean crewelwork piece. Read the full story here

From Journeyman to King’s Carver: The Genius of Grinling Gibbons. Exhibition open 14 April 20

April 8, 2018



I am passionate about sharing what I've learned, and an easy way I can do that is by show and tell.

As you can see, I've created a mini photographic studio in my sewing room. The key was getting a tripod which holds the DSLR camera pointing straight down. Then I used t...

March 4, 2018

As most parents will appreciate, teaching a child to tie shoelaces, pull up zips and do up buttons can be quite a task. My friend's son has autism, and encouraging him to learn self-dressing skills can be a real challenge.

Motivation is key, and my friend had the great...

March 2, 2018

I had the privilege of being in the top three finalists for the Sew&So National Needlecraft Awards: "Needlecrafter of the Year".

It was very exciting to be invited to the ceremony at the 2018 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, and to see my blackwork of a CrossFitter "80...

February 27, 2018

Stitched weightlifter "80 Kilos" has been shortlisted for National Craft Awards 2018: "Needlecrafter of the Year". The depiction of a CrossFit weightlifter in stitch took 150 hours.

February 27, 2018

Augustus Pugin angel created in goldwork

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