Thursday, 22 December 2011

25 ways to wear a scarf...

As if you needed any help in how to wear square and long scarves... but if it's inspiration your after then check out this fantastic video: 25 ways to wear a scarf by Wendy's lookbook.

Have a very merry Christmas!

Best wishes,

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Made by Hand - Tredegar House, Newport

Set inside and out of the lovely Tredegar House was this years Made by Hand - Contemporary Craft Fair, just off the M4 in Newport, south Wales. I brought with me my new framed scarf print 'Escargatoire' based on slugs which was certainly a talking point amongst many of the visitors to the show. The marque was heated and well lit and the show on the whole was well attended. Only in it's second year Made by Hand will definitely grow into a show with a reputation to precede its self!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 2011

I was lucky to be selected to exhibit work at this years Contemporary Craft Fair at The Courtyard Theatre,  Hereford, which took place 11th to 13th November with a private view on the 10th. This was my first time taking part in this show and I was impressed. There was an excellent selection of high quality diverse work on show where I met some lovely new exhibitors along with talking and selling work to new customers and buyers. The show was well organised and well attended with Friday morning being my busiest period, having the box office take credit/debit card payments for me was a blessing and extra helpful for a new exhibitor. I hope to apply again for next years show and again, like Lustre I had several requests for a line of men's products.

 Collection Range
 Silk scarves - Square and Long
 Boxed scarf
 Large clutch bag and medium clutch purses
 Print detail
 Gift wrap, greeting cards and post cards
 Scarf detail
Escargatoire - 90x90cm - NEW
 Purse detail
Long silk scarf - 100% silk habotai

Lustre 2011

Better late than never, I thought I would share with you all some photos from this years Lutre show at the Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham. Again I had a fantastic show this year, it was well organised and it's always great to see so many familiar customer faces returning to the event from previous years. I have taken notes of some requests for men's products and I will start development in January with updates as I go along on here.

What I especially enjoy about the people who come to the show is seeing and speaking to so many keen degree students. Lecturing at the University of Northampton prepares me well for talking (some might say babbling) about my work and it's great to see students so enthusiastic about contemporary craft and practices that they continue their investigation in outside taught time. If only I had enough work placement for you all!

 Range of fashion and interior accessories
 Long and Square silk scarves
 Small cotton coin purses
 Scarf boxes, medium clutch purses, small coin purses and look book
 Silk scarf print detail

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Christmas Craft at the Natural World Centre

Visit The Natural World Centre, Whisby, for handmade local craft products this Christmas!

This December, the centre will hold its annual Christmas Craft Fair – playing host to a wide range of Lincolnshire artists and craft makers.

This year’s fair will be bursting with unique handmade gifts from some of Lincolnshire’s finest craft makers. Items on sale range from beautiful hand crafted children’s toys, jewellery and wood turned home wares, to greeting cards and decorations, stunning art, photography and natural beauty and skin products, plus more!

Join the centre for a special open evening on Wednesday 7 December from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Christmas cheer will be in full swing with carol singers serenading visitors with Christmas music. Many of the craft makers will be on hand, so be sure to talk to them about their products.

There will be gifts to suit everyone’s pocket, plus plenty of stocking fillers!

The Christmas Craft Fair will be open daily from 17 November 2011 to 8 January 2012, from 10am until 4.30pm. For more information, call The Natural World Centre on 01522 688868 or email

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Cut it out...

I've swung into action today preparing for my shows planned this Autumn along with a few Christmas gallery exhibitions that I'm contributing work for. Most of my afternoon today has been taken up with cutting out silk printed scarves ready to be finished and sewn... 86 in total with a couple of trial prints from my new collection.

 Escargatoire - 90x90cm - NEW

Groupe de Plumes - 90x90cm - NEW

My first show of the Autumn season is Lustre - 4 - 6 Nov 2011 Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham. 
Head on over to the Lustre website to check out all the makers showing and to find all the info you could ever need about the show. 
Lustre 2011

Friday, 23 September 2011

Competition: Win a ‘Beetle Bum’ Large Square Silk Scarf

Fancy a free luxurious silk scarf to keep you warm this winter... To be in with a chance of winning this beautiful item, all you need to do is answer a simple question over at or click HERE to go directly to the competition page. It's free to enter, good luck!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

British Birds in swatches

Sourcing my colour inspiration for my new collection I have been keeping the concept very BRITISH... well why go else where. Surprises are just around the corner and it wasn't until I was developing some palettes over on Colour Lovers that I discovered the range of hues to be found. A magpie isn't just black and white and black birds are a cacophony of browns rather than all black??? Visit my Colour Lovers page to see more.