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Updated Autumn News - with corrected links!

The woven tapestry above, Paddock View, was one of my most popular cards and prints at recent shows. The original has been sold. Prints, cards and other works for sale can be viewed on my website.

Many thanks to all who visited me at Lewes Artwave Festival, this weekend with Lewes Creatives and also at The Stitching Post in Isfield throughout the festival. It's always lovely to meet you and share my work! 

I have quite a lot coming up this Autumn - more than I could mention in the last newsletter. So for those of you who read the last one, apologies for sending another one so soon but there are some new things added. Please read on for my up-coming events.

There's still time to sign up for Autumn Workshops:

Last few places on the Shoreham Houseboat Retreat, next Saturday  24th September. Please book soon!
Also Online Mini Trees and Landscapes workshop, Shell and Stone Weaving workshops and Learn to Weave, in Sussex and a weekend Short Course at West Dean College.

I have a few dates available for anyone wishing to book a Christmas-themed workshop for you or your group too. 

For those of you who live further afield, It's the last week of Tapestry Touring International's show, "The Natural World" at Much Wenlock in Shropshire. The exhibition then moves on to Kirkleatham Museum, in Redcar.
"Looking to the Light" Exhibition at Bristol Glenside Museum is now extended to the 29th January.

Meanwhile in Sussex: Lewes Creatives will be having a POP UP SHOP, in Lewes High St, this Autumn. I am also showing work at Gallery Uno, Seaford and Lancing Craft and Design Fair.

More details about all these below. Do get in touch if I can help you further. 
Workshop Dates for the Autumn

Beach Weaving, Shoreham Houseboat Retreat  24th September
Book Here

The Shoreham Houseboat Retreat is a totally unique experience. Combined with Kate's needle-felting workshop. A perfect day retreat. A light and spacious location, on the river, with parking close-by and 10 minutes walk from the train station.

Shell and Stone Weaving 15th October 
Isfield, Book Here 
The Stitching Post in Isfield provides a relaxing, rural location. We will draw inspiration from the surrounding countryside, as well as shells and stones for weaving on, choosing colours and textures of warp and weft to compliment the objects. Parking available and Bus route 29.
Both workshops are suitable for those who are new to weaving and those who have done some before. All materials will be provided, including an array of natural yarns. You may bring your own beach/ nature finds if you wish. 

Learn to Weave 1st October 
Sew'N'Beads, Balcombe, West Sussex 
Book Here
A one-day workshop covering the basics of tapestry weaving, warping up a small wooden frame, plain weaving and shapes. Select from a range of coloured wools to weave a little piece to take home. Suitable for complete beginners and those who'd like to revise the basics.
Exploring Landscapes: Open Weave Techniques
 11th - 13th November, West Dean College, West Sussex. Book Here

Learn a light and airy version of tapestry weaving that is freer and quicker to weave, inspired by the work of pioneering weavers, Tadek Beutlick and Leonre Tawney. Your weaving may take inspiration from any source, from the beautiful landscapes of West Dean to your own imagination.

Trees and Landscapes Mini-Weaving Workshop

Online with Bristol Folk House
Saturday 8th October, 10.30 - 12.30

Come and create your own textural mini-weaving, ready to hang on the wall.

Enjoy a relaxing morning, creating your own woven piece, with full guidance and instructions. A kit containing all the materials will be sent to you, including a ready-warped frame, yarns, shuttle and needle. Learn textural effects such as knotting and soumak technique. Be as creative as you like with your own design or follow a suggested tree shape.

Places limited to 6 people, advance booking recommended - booking closes 7 days before the workshop to allow time for the kit to arrive.

Book Here

Can't make the date or want to learn in-person?

I am also running a more in-depth Tree Weaving short course over a weekend, at West Dean College, West Sussex in November. Details Here
The Natural World
I'm showing my 3-D tapestry, "Kelp Forest" in Tapestry Touring International's show, "The Natural World" at The Guild Hall, Much Wenlock in Shropshire. The exhibition then moves on to Kirkleatham Museum, in Redcar in March 2023.

More Exhibitions
Gallery Uno, 14 High Street, Seaford, East Sussex

Uno Nine: 29th September - 25th October

Featuring my original woven artworks, cards, small handwoven decorations, brooches and prints, as part of a group show featuring 20 local makers. Open most days, 10am-4pm


The Craft and Design Show, Lancing College, West Sussex
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd October, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Join me in the beautiful College setting, exhibiting with lots of other talented makers. Refreshments available. Details Here

Looking to the Light Exhibition - now extended to 29th January, 2023

an exhibition created by ten artists on residency at Glenside Hospital
Museum in Bristol
, exploring the history of mental health care. I have two weavings in the exhibition, including my "Malarial Therapy" mosquito, installed in a mock-up side ward - with sound effects! (shown above). 
The exhibition is open Wednesdays 10am – 1pm and all day

Saturdays 10am – 4pm.
For further information please see

Featuring work from nine Lewes Creatives Makers, I'll be showing a selection of new works in a preview for Christmas

One-to-one and bespoke lessons
Are you working on a project and don’t know what to do next? Maybe you have an idea in mind and would like some help to get started. Or you are a beginner wishing to try weaving for the first time. I am offering tutorials, in-person or online.
Booking open for Spring 2023. 

 Also: limited availability Christmas-themed Workshops this Autumn!
Weave a decoration with a Christmas theme, learn circular weaving or weave a Christmas Owl.
(for groups of up to 3 persons, £120 including all materials - or online, up to 8 persons)

Please get in touch 
Find out more
Love my weaving? Bring woven art to your home by purchasing a piece of my original work, a print or greetings card….
Greetings cards packs, and prints are available to purchase direct from my website. Please have a look at my online shop. Prices from £10.
Original woven artworks for sale are in the "Tapestries for Sale" page on my website. If interested please email me
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