Yves Saint Laurent at the Bowes Museum

The other day, a friend and I went to see the marvellous Yves Saint Laurent exhibition at the equally marvellous Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, Co. Durham: This was very busy, so if you’re planning on going – and I can recommend you do – be prepared for it to be absolutely packed. While a…

Maker Faire UK 2013

This weekend is the UK Maker Faire, held at the Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne.  This is the second time I’ve been (I went to the last one, in 2011), and it’s great!  There’s loads to see and do, and what I’ve got to show here is just a fraction, but I hope…

Exhibition – wall-hangings

I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to my proposed exhibition, and I’ve decided that the heart of it will be three wall-hangings. These will work together a set, but also alone (should anyone want to buy one!). They’ll be in goldwork, and I’d also like to do smaller or nué panels or pictures…

Vote for me!

No, I’m not going to be standing in the general election, but you can still vote for me in the craft&design magazine Selected awards, to find the best designer-makers in the UK and Ireland in a variety of categories, including textiles. The public vote is open until 30 April, so if you’d like to vote…

Announcing an exhibition… sort of

I’d intended to tell you about my new project today, but now I’m not sure what to say. Some of it remains the same: I intend having a small selling exhibition, and will make some new pieces, maybe a series of themed items, as part of it. The problem starts with what those pieces are…