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I will be teaching short workshops at Quilts UK (Malvern), Festival of Quilts (NEC) and the Autumn Quilt Show (Malvern). Check out my Diary pages for ..
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Posted: 04/03/2015

Little Birds

Create a useful chair tidy with my brand new Japanese Folded Patchwork pattern. Printed copies are available to purchase now, a .pdf version will foll ..
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Posted: 16/01/2015

EU Stamps on Small Businesses

As a result of new EU VAT legislation which comes into force on 1st January 2015 regarding automatically downloadable products we are no longer able t ..
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Posted: 16/12/2014
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I use Janome sewing machines to undertake much of my work.

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I am a freelance needlecraft designer and textile artist lucky enough to be living and working in the beautiful surroundings of the Malvern Hills. Although much of my recent work is contemporary by nature and explores the use of painting and printing techniques I still find myself compelled to make the occasional precisely pieced foundation quilt (both large and miniature).

I am often asked what materials I use for my painted quilts, and because many are featured in my Gallery, I thought I would answer this question here. Generally I start by printing (monotype or block printing) motifs or general texture using standard artists acrylics (adding textile medium for larger pieces) and then whilst the paint is still wet I 'flood' the background with diluted silk paints. The interaction of the two paints results in the wonderful watercolour like effects that many of my quilts exhibit - you just have to go 'with the flow'.

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