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Bead Spider Open Day, Sunday September 27th – Hubble Stitch taster sessions.

Sunday September 27th @ The Milestone School, Gloucester – Germaine Fisher of Bead Spider is having an open day for her Cheltenham shop, and she’s kindly invited me along to teach taster sessions in Hubble stitch on the day.  I … Continue reading

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The Alpine Experience

This is one of the views from my room in chalet Calluna, in Les Carroz, France. At 1200m the chalet is above the clouds, and even in the summertime, you can still see snowy peaks on the Alps all around. … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Beaders Guild

I spent a most wonderful, fun weekend in Northern Ireland with the ladies of the Northern Ireland Beaders Guild, teaching 2 workshops for them – Heqet Pendant and Beatrice Cuff. Their warmth and hospitality was unsurpassed – I was treated … Continue reading

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LET’S HUBBLE! has arrived!!!!

IT’S ARRIVED!!!!!! I’ve just taken delvery of the first copies of my book, LET’S HUBBLE! Excited doesn’t even come close! I’m so pleased with how it looks, and I want to thank Sue Richardson and her colleagues at SRA Ltd for … Continue reading

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Bead Magazine

I’d completely forgotten an interview I did with Katie Dean for Bead Magazine, until she emailed me this evening to say that the magazine has hit the shelves. So if you want to work on some rather deeeelish projects or … Continue reading

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Hubble Stitch – the brand new beadwork stitch!

So 2015 has arrived and I met my deadline to get the finished text of my book on Hubble Stitch in the hands of my publisher – which is soooooo exciting! Hooray!!!!! It’s been around 2 years since I first … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Right Angle Weave (RAW)

Right Angle Weave (abbreviated to RAW) is a superb stitch to get to know and add to your beading artillery. It is so useful for structural pieces as well as being decorative. I love to use RAW when working on … Continue reading

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Workshops at York Beads, New York

I could never have dreamed I’d be teaching in New York, let alone two workshops! I have Perry Bookstein of York Beads to thank for having faith in me and booking two classes: 12th June: Tsarina Reversible Lariat So many … Continue reading

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Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

This morning as I walked down the garden I remarked on how beautiful the Spring sunshine was, and coupled with the fact that there are wonderful green shoots everywhere, I feel a huge relief from our relentless rain. I just … Continue reading

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The satisfaction of finishing a piece!

I am on a real history trip at the moment, working my way back and forth through different eras as the mood takes me – and it’s so much fun!!!!! When I was a child, my Mother and I would … Continue reading

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