Dunstable Revisited

Whoo hoo – the first in my new series uncovering South Bedfordshire’s hidden and taken for granted delights.

This will be available as cards and limited edition prints during March in the Priory house Shop, Dunstable.

Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Priory Church

Dunstable Priory Church

South Bedfordshire Revisited

Looking back at my previous work has finally inspired me to focus on more of my local views. Here is just a small taster – currently I am creating an new version of Dunstable Priory Church:

From Dunstable Downs

From Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Priory Church

Dunstable Priory Church

Swiss Garden - Tapestry Weaving

Swiss Garden – Tapestry Weaving

Big Girls Can Spirograph Too!


Problem – soooo many pics that my backup external hard drive is getting perilously full.
Solution – a new hard drive to store just my photos (you thought I was going to have a massive cull didn’t you?}
Confession – did delete a few but not enough to create significant additional space!
Confession 2 – Magpie tendencies run in the family – my Sister, Mum and Dad developed this to Degree Level!

JOY – have discovered some of my early Spirograph Designs which led to the pieces I have been sharing with you
Problem 2 – more Spirography now added to my To Do List!

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Reflecting on Past Projects

I have been so busy with our Pop Up Shop and other recent projects that I have not had time to make any new work.

Now that things are beginning to calm down I am having time to start considering what I want to work on next. I have lots of ideas, lots of started and never finished experiments and and numerous half explored techniques. But how to decide where to start?

As I still do not have time to begin a major new line of work yet I have decided to kick start my preparations by looking back on some of my favourite samples and finished pieces.

This knitted pool combined with beads and stones was inspired by a visit to High Force (a magnificent waterfall in County Durham).

High Force, County Durham

High Force, County Durham


Watch the Birdie

Love this little felted bird which I made last week at Jenny’s workshop. Although I have done 2D needle felting before this is my first 3D effort so feeling very pleased with myself. Mind you it was really due to Jenny’s patient teaching skills.

Felted 'Sparrow'

PS I haven’t had time to add his feet yet!

Work in Progress for Luton Hoo Walled Garden

An in-progress reverse applique from my studies at Luton Hoo Walled Garden.

You can view the results at my shows during the Bedfordshire Arts Trail and Hertfordshire Open Studios, during September.

I look forward to seeing you.

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