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October Is Orange

October Is Orange

I adore the colour orange; the colour of autumn - pumpkins, golden leaves, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, the last tomato in the green house -  and the last rose of summer. It's the colour of apricots, mangoes and sweet potatoes; urban foxes,…

Craft With A Why

CRAFT with a Why

This is an edited version of the talk I gave at The Norfolk Makers Festival in February 2019.  It's quite long and there aren't any nice pictures. A few months ago I passed a shop window display made up almost…

Making Sense Of Colour

Making Sense of Colour

Can I ask you a personal question? How's your relationship with colour these days? Does your heart sing, or skip a beat, when you catch a glimpse of an unexpected colour combination? If it does; Hooray! Congratulations....I'm so happy for…

Homage To The Granny Square

Homage to the (Granny) Square

“Perhaps creativity’s greatest mercy is this: By completely absorbing our attention for a short and magical spell, it can relieve us temporarily from the dreadful burden of being who we are. Best of all, at the end of your creative…

Natural Dyes, Collaboration and Story Telling

Do you find the subject of natural dyeing fascinating - but also a little strange and mysterious? Unlike the neat little sachets of Dylon they seem to hold a strange alchemy requiring  specialist knowledge that can only be gained through…

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