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  1. Workshops in York: Preloved Applique

    October 5, 2017 by Sarah

    Come and spend a relaxing day learning how to do basic quilting and applique by hand. We’ll be using lots of recycled fabrics and, depending on how quick you are with a needle, you could make and take home some washable coasters, a mobile phone pouch or an iPad cover. Dates: 14th and 18th October from 10am to 4pm. Venues: in the workshop space at Olive’s Nest on Scarcroft Rd on 14th Oct, and in the upstairs workroom at Me & Mrs Fisher (cafe) on Lord Mayor’s Walk – a delicious lunch and refreshments included in the day. Email me for more details:
    coasters, mobile phone pouch and iPad cover

  2. Keepsake Art event & workshops

    September 20, 2017 by Sarah

    As part of the 50+ Festival, I’m running a free introductory session about Keepsake Art on Sat 30th September. From 10-11am I’ll talk about how you can take precious items such as photos and letters that are hidden away and turn them into art. Bring along any items you’d like us to look at together. Commissions undertaken. Venue: Briar House, Club Chambers, Museum St, York YO1 7DN. There’ll be other sessions there, too, following on from mine giving you information about the work of humanist celebrants, soul midwives, sorting out your home and talking about bereavement. There’s also cake on offer!

    Commemorative book - christening photo

    Commemorative book – christening photo

    Then on Thursday 5th October I’m running a full day’s workshop where you can create your own artwork. For further details email me: Venue: Me & Mrs Fisher, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York. Timing: 10-4pm. Cost: £60 which includes a delicious home-made lunch and refreshments. (I’m running the same workshop on Saturday 4th November at Olive’s Nest on Scarcroft Road. Contact them direct for information. The cost is lower as no food is included in the price. Email:

  3. FEVA exhibition, Knaresborough

    August 9, 2017 by Sarah

    Knaresborough’s visual arts festival, FEVA, is nearly here. This takes place from 11th to 20th August and I’m part of Decora’s exhibition in the Gracious Street Methodist Church. Open 10am to 4pm daily until Sat 19th August, come along and have a look at what’s been created. Our theme this year is ‘line and edge’ and I’ve created several new pieces inspired by nursery rhymes.DSC_4625

  4. River Art Market 2017

    August 4, 2017 by Sarah

    Each Saturday until September 2nd the River Art Market is back in York along Dame Judy Dench Walk, from 10am to 6pm. A great setting to come and browse unique art and crafts by local artists. I’ll be there this Saturday 5th August, then again on 12th and 26th August. Hope to see you there!York River Art Market

  5. A Market of Nice Things

    May 22, 2017 by Sarah


    Long Way Down (detail, nursery rhyme)

    Long Way Down (detail, nursery rhyme)

    On Monday 12th June, 4.30-6.30pm, there will be a market of lovely handmade items at York University. I’ll have a stall and look forward to being part of the annual Festival of Ideas across York. See further information on the event: A Market of Nice Things

  6. Bereavement Festival, York

    May 9, 2017 by Sarah

    This week is the Before I Die festival in York. A range of different events and  activities to help people prepare for – and learn more about – death, dying and bereavement. I will have some of my keepsake/memory-making art pieces at the Information Hub at York Theatre Royal on 11th May (11am to 2pm) and also at Briar House, Club Chambers on Museum Street on 14th May (11am to 12.30pm). Come and have a chat about how to turn those precious items hidden away into pieces of art for your home.

    Commemorative book - christening photo

    Commemorative book – christening photo

  7. Pop Up Christmas Market

    December 7, 2016 by Sarah

    This Sunday 11th December is the annual festive market in The Basement at City Screen, York. Always a great event, come along anytime between 10.30am to 4.30pm. And it’s free to get in!

    buttons galore

  8. Christmas Market

    November 30, 2016 by Sarah

    From 1st – 7th December I have one of the lovely wooden chalets as part of St Nick’s Fair. Located in front of the Judge’s Lodgings on Lendal, opening hours are 10am to 6pm. Late nights til 8pm on Thursday to Saturday. Lots of lovely goodies for sale! Foxes_xmas_2016

  9. Crafts in the Pen, Skipton

    November 14, 2016 by Sarah

    This coming weekend is the big Crafts in the Pen show at Skipton with c.170 stalls full of beautiful goodies! Come and say hello to me in Pen Number 7.Skipton

  10. Embroidery magazine

    August 31, 2016 by Sarah

    The latest issue of Embroidery magazine has a feature, written by me, about Mandy Pattullo‘s inspiring work. Mandy has a book coming out in September – excitedly anticipated by me and many others, I’m sure!

    Mandy Pattullo book