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After the winter

After a busy Winter/Spring 2018/19 this post looks back rather than forward.

January was taken up with my participation in an exhibition by the Bishy Lace Group entitled ‘Microscopic’. The interpretation of the theme by the small group of contemporary lacemakers was diverse and exciting. Please see the article in Be Creative January 2019 (

My main contribution was My Address Book, a series of ‘slides’ with images and lace reflecting my place in the universe! I remember writing my address as a child to include details from my house number to The World, The Universe! The thematic link is that in terms of the universe, I am only a microscopic part, The piece also reflects my knowledge of my world at the age of eight. Looking out the images, many taken from Ladybird books, was a pleasure in itself.

My Address Book
My Address Book, detail

NCCS Inspired 2018

More details to come but here is the flyer for the next exhibition I am taking part in – it is always a good source of Christmas presents in a beautiful environment. Hope to see you there!


Confluence – an exciting venture for September 2018

The various pieces that make up Confluence are created in response to the North Norfolk rivers, streams and becks that are local to us. The exhibition title reflects our subject but also the way in which we have worked both individually and in collaboration.

Throughout a year we have visited these places regularly, taking time to watch, listen and explore. Our solitary walks and visits, together with an evolving conversation about ideas and creative practice, have lead to the artwork and poetry in the exhibition.

Having shared our skills, we’ve discovered some fruitful ways to combine and enhance each other.

Workshops using threads, words and clay will be held throughout the exhibition.

August 2018, here already

At the moment, Links and Layers are exhibiting in the Old Workshop Gallery in Corpusty. We are really enjoying our time in the gallery – the exhibition is open until 2nd September so do get along if you can.

What happened to the year?

After a long break, here is an update on what I have been doing all this time!

I have been busy preparing for several exhibitions – the Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society had a very successful stay at Creake Abbey where the beautiful barn lent itself to a stunning display of craft in May.

This was succeeded by the Links and Layers group of eight artists, including myself, displaying our work at Salthouse church in July.

Please contact me if you have any questions or comments

After the storm

Following high winds and heavy rain (described on the BBC as drizzle?) we went to check out Lace Routes. Fortunately it is still in place, with a few minor adjustments, and survives as well as I had hoped when conceiving the project. Linen is a wonderful thread to use for lacemaking, whether inside or out! Slightly more surprising, perhaps, is that the silk in the embroidery frame, the memory from Blakeney, is still holding firm and has not torn or stretched despite the considerable challenges of the weather this July. I will be going to see the piece with family this weekend so I hope that the suns shines for a change.

Well, it’s up! Cley 17, 6th July to 6th August 2017

Not without a struggle, my piece for Cley 17 is now up in the ruined north transept at St Margaret’s Cley. As promised, I am adding my thoughts, recordings and images to this site – please see the main menu for the duration of the exhibition! Do come and see this exciting exhibition in its beautiful surroundings.

Coming soon!

I have been selected for the Cley 17 exhibition, at the church in Cley next the Sea, Norfolk from 6th July to 6th August – more details to follow when I have them.

My piece for this exhibition, Lace Routes, will include a series of blogs on this site containing images, words and sounds as well as the major lace work that will be situated in a ruined transept window outside the church. Keep looking and details will appear!


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