Casitas Tabayesco Lanzarote

I don’t normally like to use my blog for anything other than work but if i mention this on my blog others may read it
I have just returned from a few days in Lanzarote. We camped on the beach on the island of Las Graciosa, where it is possible to camp for nothing if you gain permission from this website
We also stayed at a lovely place in the small village of Tabayesco – 1 km from Arrieta in the north of Lanzarote.

Caroline and Richard who own the place have decorated it beautifully and are so helpful. They will give you ideas for day trips and you feel like you are being looked after. There is a fabulous view from the terrace. I had an idea that Lanzarote would be all hotels and black sand and that people only go for the sunshine. The island is stunning!


New Diary Dates

I am doing a talk at the Quilt Museum in York about my book
22nd June 1.00
Creative Textiles Course
The Art Works Halifax
10.00 – 12.30
May 13th
May 20th
June 10th
June 17th
June 24th
July 1st
July 15th
Send me an email for more details
Residential Course
Draw, Design, Stitch
Glenthorne Guest House Grasmere
November 21st – 25th
Contact me for more details


March 9cre8

I have so many pieces of work to do at the moment I am working really quickly to get them all finished.
Here is my finished March journal Quilt ( to be posted in April)
and my March 9cre8 piece. i have been teaching felt making this month so they are both made of felt.
9cre8 have a new blog found on our web site.


i have just been away for a few days, whilst I really went for some sunshine, fresh air, cycling and walking I have so many ideas for some new quilts for March. We camped on the beach on the island of La Graciosa and stayed in a fabulous cottage / hostel at Tabayesco. We didnt get much chance to look at much of the Cesar Manrique architecture but I have included some images on my blogspot.


Art Works Halifax

I have a new course running at the Art Works in halifax starting May.
Here are some details

Shaw Lodge Mills
Simmonds Lane

Phone 01422 346900 (not 24 hrs)
Fax 01422 346900
An opportunity to learn new textiles techniques such as felt making, machine embroidery, dying and printing on fabric, patchwork and quilting.
Each week we will learn a new technique or experiment with new ways of working.
Whether you are an experienced textile artist or a beginner this course might appeal to you!
You will need to bring your own sewing machine.
Tutor: Gillian Travis
Fridays from 13th May