Block Printing Holiday – Jaipur, India (1st -11th October 2019)

Book your place and come and join me on this exciting block printing holiday. Book at Colouricious Holidays.

Highlights of the Tour

  • Explore the lanes of Sanganeer – the historical home of block printing and see wooden printing blocks being carved
  • Attend at least 5 authentic hand block printing fabric workshops
  • Lots of fabric retail therapy at local markets and the most gorgeous shops! Special requests – if you are looking for something specific and special to you, let us know and we can source and arrange that idea for you.
  • You will be travelling to a village outside Jaipur to take part in a Dabu Mud Block Printing Workshop
  • There will be free time for you to choose to do whatever you wish usually at the end of each day’s activities

Digitising meets my soldering iron. a new workshop for 2018

A new bow to my strings for 2018 and stimulating those brain cells big time

Digitised embroidery meets my soldering iron technique.
A day workshop running at Coles Sewing Centre, Nottingham on Friday 2nd March.

We will be loading and stitching out the elements required to make this layered panel with dimensional flowers. We will be removing layers to let other colours come through and then using a soldering iron to cut them out and put them together to make this beautiful see through flower panel.
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Missing Ally Pally

I’m missing Ally Pally again this year. With teaching keeping me very busy and the travel to groups up and down the country. It’s been a bit manic recently so something has to give. Hope all my textile family

I hope all my textile family are having a grand show and anyone new to the show, well I hope you thrive and have a great time.

Happy Ally Pally everyone



Machine Embroidered and Soldered Tiles and Traditional Patchwork Blocks

Festival of Quilts 10th – 13th August

Hello there.

I will be at the FOQ wielding my soldering iron and inspiring you all on all the amazing things you can make using water soluble film and trapped organza fabrics along with a fine tipped soldering iron and a little reverse applique. Please do drop by E1 and see what I’m up to. Using a soldering iron instead of scissors is very liberating so don’t forget to come check out my stand full of amazing colour and 3-dimensional flower sculptures

Sewing weekend near Birmingham

If you need a weekend away to sew , sew, sew . Here it is. Have a read through and then ring Pam who will talk you through all the finer details. These weekends are very popular with good tutors, fantastic food and great rooms to relax in.

book your place before they all go