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Are you the Next Great British Sewing Bee?

April 24, 2013

Want to make, alter and customise your own clothes? Have or can borrow a sewing machine but don’t use it?

Make a start on a:

One-day Skirt making workshop

Venue: Market Harborough
Date: Saturday 29th June
Cost: £30

Details: A day of expert tuition in which you will cut out, fit and make a simple skirt in fabric of your choice. You will have the opportunity to add details like pockets, trims, edgings etc.

Bring your own fabric, thread and zip and a sewing machine. You will be guided through the process of making yourself a bespoke skirt. It can be as simple or complicated as you feel confident with. You will need to have basic sewing machine skills but all guidance on what stitches to use and how will be provided.

Places are limited so please register your interest at. or phone Heather on 07973346628

A Matter of Seriousness

February 5, 2013
Old Treasures

Old Treasures

Please click on the attached invite to see details of my latest exhibition starting on saturday 9th february at The JGallery in Moulton. There is a great cafe and along with several framed pieces I am exhibiting 2 fabric installations.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Sock Gallery Exhibition, Loughborough

July 7, 2012

Good to attend the Private View of the first Sock Gallery Open exhibition. The work was really professionally hung and clearly labeled. The space is excellent with tall statement windows that let in natural light and good spots and other lights.

At the Sock Gallery PV. Selected work included ‘Old Treasures’ and ‘Objects and Origins’.

New Work

July 6, 2012

Two new pieces ready for The Leicester Society of Artists Project exhibition. The theme is upcycling, which is very much inline with my current work. The basis for much of this work has been found materials or discarded items which I have developed through plastic manipulation, layering, print and stitch. The resulting compositions explore the value we place on things, the process of making, waste and consumerism.

‘Return Ticket’ mixed- media collage and freehand stitching

‘Under Foot’ – mixed – media collage and freehand stitching.

New Website

June 18, 2012

Over the next few months I will be launching my own website with a much larger gallery of images both current and archive, more information about my work, details and images of workshops and regular information about shows and exhibitions that feature my work. You can access it through the links on this page or go to

‘Remnants and Relics’ (detail)

Alfred East Art Gallery and Museum Open Exhibition 2012

May 10, 2012

Two pieces of my work are now on display at the Alfred East Gallery in Kettering and I am pleased to say one of them “Going for Gold” has won the prize for best picture with a sports theme. Here it is again if you haven’t seen it. The exhibition runs until the 9th of June so plenty of time yet. Congratulations to all the other artists in the Harborough Artist Cluster for getting so many pieces selected and Derek Brittan for winning the top prize for his piece. I will be exhibiting new work as part of the Leicester Society of Artist shows at The New Walk Museum and Gallery in July and August this year and am showing 2 bodies of work at De Montfort University starting in September.

‘Going For Gold’ winner of best picture with a sports theme at the Alfred East Open exhibition 2012.

Objects and Artifacts – Personal work made in response to Harborough Museum workshops

March 18, 2012





The following piece was exhibited at Christians Fine Footwear shop, Abbey Street as part of Art Windows 2011

More Examples of Artists research Boards from Robert Smythe Academy

January 15, 2012

Holly Dixon

More work from Miss Potts’ group. They wouldn’t all fit in the previous post so here are a few more.

Coming soon, My own work in response to the Harborough Museum Collection, some of which has been exhibited in Market Harborough and at The new Walk museum in Leicester as part of Open 23.

Sarah Norman - detail

Emma Scholey- Close up section

Emma Scholey - close up section

Abi Osbourne

Artists Boards from students at Robert Smythe Academy

January 15, 2012

Before Christmas I visited Robert Smythe Academy to see the Artist boards produced by Textile students in Miss Potts class. Here are a selection of them. Apologies to those whose work is not featured, they were all brilliant but it wasn’t possible to include them all. The range of skills and techniques used is really good and the overall presentation really exciting.

Kelly Scholey

The boards were created in response to the museum workshops at The Harborough Museum and their own research. The results were really impressive and It was a real privilege to see them firsthand.

Ellie Rose

Sarah Norman

Thanks to Miss Potts and Mrs Wright for their hard work.

Abi Mathers - close up detail

Abi Dockree

Emma Scholey

Impressive work

January 7, 2012

Just a quick post to say well done to one of my Tote bag students. Here is a picture of what they have made using all the skills learnt at the workshop. Coming soon images of work created by students at Robert Smythe Academy in response to a workshop I did with them.

Owl cushion made by Kate