‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ has Won an Award!

I’ve won “First Prize in the Artistic Directors Award Category” for my entry ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ in the The Embroiderers’ Guild UK Members’ Challenge. I can’t stop smiling.

‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’

All the competition pieces will be shown at The Embroiderers’ Guild AGM in Newcastle this weekend – 6th April 2019 – and at The Knitting & Stitching Shows at Alexandra Palace and Harrogate in Autumn 2019.

Mister Finch & ‘The Wish Post’ Exhibition

I’ve just returned home from a relaxing two week stay in Lancashire. Family, lots of tea and plenty of vintage shopping! As you may know,  I’m always on the hunt for some indulgent textile inspiration, so on my way back south I swung by the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see a collection of work by the fabulous Mister Finch.

In this beautiful exhibition, spread over two floors,  I discovered the woodland characters featured in his new ‘The Wish Post‘ book.

It wasn’t long before I was drawn into the fairy-tale world of Mister Finch.

Mister Finch - Downstairs I was greeted by a jolly long-tailed rat and his two tiny companions. Each covered from head to toe in vintage textiles, embroidery and beads.

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