I am a freelance designer-maker, applied artist, crafts-woman, whatever you want to call me – I stitch stuff by hand; fabric, metal, porcelain, leather, vitreous enamel.. . My work is various, it depends whether I am working for myself, in a group with other artists or to commission. But whatever I do is slow to make; detailed hand stitching in any material whether in silk, linen, wool or wire takes time, consequently my work is slow to evolve so I have decided to make this blog, to show what I am doing, who I am working with, how I work and also how I think.
I want to show the work behind ‘”Her Work” not just the finished thing. The journey from the first idea, searching, researching, drawing, sampling and eventually the finished piece; my own reactions to it, and hopefully yours, is what I want to record here. I show past work that is still inspirational, sketchbooks, studio workshops and samples of current projects. I will also show other things that influence or visually stimulate me, exhibitions, books, whatever….
You will be able to watch my work progress, or not; maybe by seeing all this more people will come to value making that is manufactured by the hand, the eye and the heart.
In May 2010 I developed a new venture – Heart Space Studios ( from my yoga practice “Put your Hands in your Heart Space”) and for 5 years it was a space for all things textile. The activities at the studios can still be viewed by following the link above. I closed the studio workshops in 2015.
Heart Space Studios continues as a group of makers who develop projects primarily for publishing companies.Most notably we work with designer Kaffe Fassett in the production of his patchwork quilt books and other fabrics. I now have time to resume my freelance designer/maker practice.
Ehrman Tapestry published a short video of me in 2013, talking about various projects with images of my work, studios, garden and home; look out for a quick glimpse of my Fox Terrier, Daisy.
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