Posts by: Pat

Spring is here at last!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

At least my chickens seem to think so having presented me with 14 tiny chicks this past week.  Matilda (on the right) hatched six and Mulan (seen here taking a well earned rest) hatched eight.  I have spent far too much time watching them today when I should have been sewing.  I have, however, managed to put information about the new workshops I am running up on the website and you can find the information about them here.IMG_0462 Matilda and chicks April 16

A Sense of Place – at last

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Blog, News | No Comments

At first it seemed ages away and then much too close but 1st July has come and gone and my exhibition at Allendale Forge Studios  is finally on the wall of the gallery.  Many thanks to Cherry, Caroline and Amanda who helped me get it all together and made the day fun.

I only got these two pictures before my camera battery went flat but I hope they will entice you to come along and have a look.  I will be in the Gallery on Saturday 7th July and each Sunday until the end of July between 11.00 and 3.00 p.m. if you would like to pop in for a chat.

I have a new workshop programme out too with new workshops some of which are linked to the work on display.  You can download a leaflet at

A Sense of Place

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Blog, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

A Sense of Place is the title of my July Exhibition.  It will be at Allendale Forge Studios, Allendale from 1st to 31st July and will feature embroideries, art quilts and mixed media textiles inspired by my connection to the natural landscape.  I hope the images will connect with you too as that is the joy of creating – the response your work hopefully engenders in the observer.

The Gallery will be open from 9 – 5 p.m. each day.   Saturday 7th July is the first Saturday event to which you are cordially invited but if you can’t make that day I will be in the gallery each Sunday (and on other days when I can) and will hope to see you.

This is a detail of one of the embroideries now waiting to be framed.

Silk Fibres Inspiration

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Blog, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

I was in the studio yesterday checking my supplies of silk cocoon strippings ready for my next workshop Bags of Delight when inspiration struck and I decided to take time out and have a play.  Here is the result

New Home – Studio 11

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

February has been an exciting month.  Once Fabulous Fibres was up and running I had to get organised to move into Studio 11  at Allendale Forge Studios.  I am sharing this lovely, bright, studio which overlooks Allendale Square, with another local textile artist – Caroline Mann.  As well as having a lovely space to work in I am able to offer Studio Workshops for up to two people and also sell larger pieces of work and kits which do not fit on my pitch in the Design Shop.

We try to be open most days so pop in and see us.  If you are making a special journey do contact me first to make sure one of us will be in the studio to welcome you.

Fabulous Fibres available to view

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The exhibition went up on the first of February and, although I say it as shouldn’t, it looks good.  Seven different artists working in different mediums (all with fibres of varying kinds) and different styles but amazingly they all complement each other despite there being no time to plan in advance.  If you would like to see some more photos click here  and do come and see us if you are in the area.

Fabulous Fibres

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Blog, News | No Comments




















Happy Christmas!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2011 in Blog | No Comments

Last Christmas we looked out at the beauty of a pristine white landscape but had no running water.   This year, in comparison, looks almost tropical with temperatures in double figures and we have a nice hot shower working.  Bliss!  When it comes down to it, it is the little things in life that matter isn’t it?  I need reminding to appreciate them more often.

We’ve had a busy few days here so it has been good that there has been no snow to hinder things.  Yesterday the horses had an early Christmas present – a field shelter which was expertly delivered and erected by W.S. Hodgeson Ltd.  This will probably mean that the rest of the winter will be mild!

Whatever your weather over the Christmas Holiday I hope you have a very happy time and wish you all the best for the New Year.

Winter has arrived!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in Blog | No Comments

Winter has definitely arrived here so I am glad that I finished one of my UFO’s just in time.  I have backed this Split Nine Patch throw with lovely warm fleece – great to snuggle under these winter evenings!  The snow is lovely to look at and I especially love the way the light catches the long grass stalks.  I just wish I could capture it with the camera.  We’ve only got snow because we live at the top of the valley.  As soon as you get down to the main road it disappears – not like last year!