A Long hiatus

It has been months since I have posted here. This is due to rather overdoing it last year with a myriad of exhibitions, shows and all sorts of other things which left me feeling a bit like a production line and as a result I felt I had lost my way. So the past few months I have been taking stock and thinking about the way forward. And while this is far from clear I now have some ideas about new directions which will probably involve my working more as an individual artist and less as part of a collective which is what I have been doing in the last couple of years. I will still take an active part in the groups I am involved in but I think it is important for me to do my own thing much more than I have of late.

My hands have not been idle and I have been continuing to stitch – not for any particular outcome but just for my own pleasure.

The first images are pieces made from printed and dyed linen which previously was an oversized linen tablecloth belonging to my mother-in-law now sadly no longer with us. No one in the family wanted her sizeable linen collection and they were more than happy for me to have it and I was even more happy to take possession. The fabric is wonderful and soft and a dream to stitch. It also has fabulous weight and drape. The last piece is made from offcuts of my favourite Egyptian cotton.

I am sticking my head above the parapet very soon here

Please come and say hello if you are going