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Our pieces are all handmade in the Forest of Dean, England. All inspired by nature and wildlife, each piece is designed to help capture the beauty of the world around us.

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Nature Notes 2018 – A Journal of Flora and Fauna in Textile, Paint and Stitch

During my One Year of Stitches project, around late summer to autumn 2017, I found myself looking ahead to 2018 and thinking about a stitching project that would keep me engaged every day. Whilst stitching my Celtic Wheel of the Year piece, I’d often wished I’d constructed it in some sort of book form, rather …

REKINDLING CREATIVITY – CREATIVE BLOCK AND HOW TO RELIGHT THE FIRE.

It seems most artists and writers go through times when they feel blocked, or worse, burnt out. These are trying times, when nothing flows and inspiration seems absent. It feels as if, inside, there’s a vacuum where artistry used to be. A blank space. A black hole. Or a huge, unscalable wall. And the longer …

Nature Notes

‘Nature Notes’ was a textile and mixed media art journal experiment that ran throughout 2018, and it documents the flora and fauna I encountered. Partly inspired by my long-time love of Edith Holden’s ‘The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady’ and the accompanying ‘Nature Notes’ volume, all the artwork sits on calico pages that are separated into months and will be hand-bound once I finish making the end papers and construct the covers.

Stack of fabric pages from my Nature Notes textile art journal on my studio desk with the January title page on top
Nature Notes 2018