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  1. Time flies when you are making jewellery!

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    Oh dear it's been a little while since my last post! About 6 months I hate to admit. It's been a busy time so here are some images to tell you a little of what I've been up to. Starting with the most recent highlights and going backwards. If you want to know more visit my Facebook page. I'm post on it almost everyday!

    September - New work in development

    Learning to tat and first pieces for "Silver Lining" at the Manchester Art Gallery. More designs to come!

    Learning to tat  Learning to tat part 2   First tatted pieces
    First tatted rings Rings connected by picots Tatted necklace


    August - Pearly Queen and King Inspired

    I created a collection of exclusive jewellery for the Museum of London

    Pearly Queen

    July - My first show as a member of the Peak District Artisans

    A stunning venue too - The Dome, Buxton.

    My stand at the Dome The Dome The Dome Fair 2013
    My stand The amazing Buxton Dome The Fair

    June - The Button Project

    Over 200 people from across the UK and abroad made buttons for this exhibition in Macclesfield, Cheshire

    The Button Project The button project detail My handmade Button
    Buttons, buttons, buttons! Some of the handmade buttons in detail My handmade button

    May - Holiday!

    A week in Northumberland - and relax!

    Holiday 2013

    April - Speedcraft in Nottingham

    6 makers with 6 activities, 60 people, and 30 minutes for each activity, what a whirlwind!


    My Speedcraft project
    The calm before the storm! 5 makers. My 30 minute project




  2. My favourite event of the year!

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    The Contemporary Textiles Fair

    Just over a week ago I took part in the Contemporary Textiles Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, near Richmond.

    Textiles Fair 2013   Textiles fair 2007
     My stand 2013  My stand 2007- just a little different!


    I've just figured out that I've done it every year since 2006! It was my first "bigger" event that I travelled too and not only is it full of amazing textiles and an audience who love textiles, it's also in a great venue - a converted gothic church.

    It's a great chance to meet up with other makers like Priscilla Jones, who also did her degree in Embroidery.

    Priscilla Jones

    Love these little flowers recycling vintage cotton reels

    Jennifer Hollingdale creates handmade quilts, prints and collages many of which use haberdashery or images taken from haberdashery and other small domestic items. Lovely work.


    Jennifer Hollingdale

    Jennifer Hollingdale detail
    Large hand embroidered quilt Detail

    New Jewellery Debut

    New haberdashery jewellery

    These new designs got their first outing at the Textiles Fair and went down well with the textile loving visitors. They aren't online as yet, I'm still trialling the designs by selling direct at events first. The next event is this weekend, 23 and 24th March at SOCK. There are pendants and earrings all made with vintage and modern haberdashery, but no wire stitching this time. Prices will be from around £13 to £25.

    New vintage hook earrings


    New designs coming soon in My Vintage Mother of Pearl Collection. These will be available soon, here's sneak preview of some earrings.

    Mother of pearl chandelier earrings

    What's next....

    I'm busy getting ready for this weekend's event and for the British Craft Trade Fair and for "Speedcraft" - a workshop with 6 makers and 6 activities and a bell to tell you when to change! That's on 27th April in Nottingham see for more details.