Diary of Progress

Update on the exhibition

Unravelling History. Unpicking The Collections and Reworking Textile Traditions. I must admit, we spent a considerable amount of time deliberating over the title, wanting it to not only capture the essence of the artwork but […]

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Benjamin Zephaniah

I’ve made a start on the first Benjamin Zephaniah’s portrait, and the image below shows it with the gold leaf in place but I haven’t quite finished the painting and there’s lots more stitching to […]

Diary of Progress

In the studio this week

Talking Heads – The Harmony Of Difference 1 Just the eyes to do! Apr 18, 2024 98cms x 120cms. Dyed and printed fabrics, applique, hand and heavy machine stitching, acrylic paint techniques. Well I thought […]

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Update on new work

On the board this morning, ready for layering up and a lot of stitching before I start the painting bit, is this first piece in the new series. I think the stencilling at the bottom […]

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Talking Heads

I had one of those nights when you wake at some unearthly hour and can’t get back to sleep again because your mind is racing. The weight of the world was not weighing me down […]

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Momento Mori 3 – Ritual

Background to the Momento Mori quilts: OK, so not everyone likes my quilts as they are not what you might normally expect to see and are sometimes quite challenging, but in my small studio tucked […]

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Ritual update 5

Drawings in pen and ink and pencil, in A4 size, shrunk and waxed to hang on chains across the top of the piece. I’m taking a break from the drawing to do more research, and […]