Archive for category : Books

Update: All in a Row

March 29th, 2016 | Books | No Comments

I must apologise for the delay in announcing the winner of the free copy of ‘All in a Row’ by Martingale.  Unfortunately the first edition of the book has been recalled due to the number of errors found in it. Martingale are understandably very upset and embarrassed by this but are re-printing the book as […]

All in a Row

Welcome to my stop on the Moda all Stars ‘All in a Row’ blog hop! Lissa Alexander had the brilliant idea of a creating a book full of individual rows designed by the Moda designers which you can use to make your own unique quilts. There truly is a row for everyone here. All the […]

Pride and Prejudice

October 11th, 2015 | Books, Moda fabric, The Wordsmith | 5 Comments

As you know, my next fabric line for Moda (due in shops Spring 2016) is based on my ‘The Wordsmith’ book which is all about pressed flowers from a precious bouquet, saved letters and little notes, collecting memories and stitching them into cloth to make quilts to snuggle under and tell your stories with.   […]


October 9th, 2015 | Moda fabric, Sewing, The Wordsmith | 2 Comments

This dainty Gypsophila print from my ‘The Wordsmith’ fabric collection is a particular favourite of mine. As ever I drew and painted from life and sent Moda the original drawings and the resulting fabric is as close to looking at my original painting as it’s possible to achieve. I have a glamorous vintage dress with […]

The Wordsmith

October 1st, 2015 | Moda fabric, The Wordsmith | 1 Comment

Wordsmith (n.) one who creates with words ‘The Wordsmith’ is about cherishing the simple things in life. It’s about love letters, little notes and finding pressed flowers in favourite books. Now’s the time to quieten your mind, gather your memories and slowly piece them together with beautiful fabrics to create a lasting cloth to be […]

Create and Craft TV

September 18th, 2015 | Create and Craft TV, The Wordsmith | 1 Comment

  I’m back on your TV screens this Saturday 19th (tomorrow) at 11am. I’ll be talking about my inspiration and the stories behind the quilts in ‘The Wordsmith’ as well as demonstrating free machine drawing, applique and quilt- as – you- go. So, lots of interesting things to hear and see! I’ve gathered my quilts, prepared […]

The Wordsmith

July 31st, 2015 | The Wordsmith | 2 Comments

My fifth book is here! And I’m so very pleased with it! Here’s the introduction: Wordsmith (n.) one who creates with words I’ve often wished that I kept a diary or an art journal but after many attempts I’ve had to admit that I’m just not that sort. And yet, I really do want to […]

The Wordsmith

July 6th, 2015 | The Wordsmith | 6 Comments

My new book ‘The Wordsmith’ is almost finished! I have spent the last few days proof reading and generally criticising two years work. For me it’s the hardest part of the book making process. But now the mistakes are gone and soon we will have a beautiful and inspiring book: it’s actually been there all […]


June 26th, 2015 | Books, The Wordsmith | 6 Comments

I’ve nearly finished work on my fourth book ‘The Wordsmith’ (published August 2015) which is about creating with words, telling stories and stitching memories into cloth. You can see my inspiration here. And you will find this owl in amongst it’s pages.

Dear diary

November 20th, 2013 | Books, Dear diary | 2 Comments

Today I painted the title of what will be my fourth book on my new sketchbook (always the same black square made by Seawhite of Brighton). If you follow me on Pinterest you will have a feeling for the book already. The same feeling as me maybe, who knows? Because all I know at the […]