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  1. a break from stitching

    March 8, 2015 by Sarah

    This weekend has been great fun working on willow lanterns as part of a community project in Kirklees. After showing them the basics, families came up with their own designs – you can see the outline of Mickey Mouse on the side of this lantern! Once they’ve been covered in tissue, and a candle inserted, they’ll be lit for a big event – ‘Lanternland’ – on 19th March at Hightown Infant & Junior School.

    willow lantern


  2. Exhibition at York Hospital

    January 13, 2015 by Sarah

    From today until early April, textile group Diverse Threads┬áhave an exhibition at York Hospital. I have a piece included which is called ‘Matryoshka’ and is inspired by Russian dolls and Russian folk art – see a section of it in the photo below. I have used a mix of vintage and recycled fabrics to create the design and used both hand and machine stitching.

    Russian-folk-art-1


  3. Forget Me Knot Festival, Leeds

    October 4, 2014 by Sarah

    To promote greater dementia awareness, the ‘Forget Me Knot’ music and arts festival will be held today at Left Bank Leeds. I’ll be there with a stand to exhibit some of my ‘memory making’ textile art pieces. The event runs from 12 noon to midnight and as well as a number of bands and poets taking to the stage, there’ll be plenty of food stalls to tempt you!

    Memorial picture - on the sand-dunes

    Memorial picture – on the sand-dunes


  4. Marimekko eat your heart out!

    September 30, 2014 by Sarah

    I’ve just finished a series of workshops in a primary school near Bishop Auckland in County Durham. I’ve worked with every class to produce designs and images for new banners to hang in the school. The older classes have made some print blocks with me, and the younger classes have done a great job of printing them. These poppies were inspired by activities they do in school and are fabulous!

    Year 5 poppy print block

    Year 5 poppy print block


  5. Diverse Threads exhibition ends 17th July

    July 12, 2014 by Sarah

    Next week is the last chance to view the Diverse Threads exhibition entitled ‘Water’s Edge’ at The Station Gallery in Richmond, North Yorkshire. The final day for viewing is Thursday 17th July before all our lovely pieces are taken down on the Friday. For opening times, visit The Station’s website: Richmond Station. To view our group’s website, visit Diverse Threads. The picture shows a detail from my 3D piece entitled ‘Courtship at Station Bridge, Richmond’ inspired by Edward Lear’s poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’.
    Courtship at Station Bridge, Rich