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Colours of Norfolk – natural dye workshop at The Workrooms, Norwich

a one day workshop in Aviva’s new city studio that celebrates Norwich’s rich textile heritage, using natural plant dyes in the ‘primary’ colours of Norfolk – blue from woad, red from madder & yellow from weld. You will also use cochineal and logwood, historic and […]

makers month at The Forum, Norwich

makers month at The Forum, Norwich

The completed quilt will be on display in The Gallery at The Forum during the last week of Makers Month – 10am to 4pm. As part of Fabric week during Makers Month, Aviva will be running a free community stitch workshop, 8-13 February  in the Atrium […]

Boro: Threads of Life

Boro: Threads of Life



I am really excited to see that the exhibition that I wrote about in the previous post is coming to Somerset House in London!! more info on the exhibition here

I have two workshops on offer in April, inspired by ‘mottanai’ the Japanese concept of ‘waste nothing’

a one day stitch workshop inspired by BORO at my new studio on Saturday 19 April – working with layers of indigo dyed cloth and thread – stitch together a beautiful piece of cloth using simple stitches. £65 includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

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 Recycled Textiles weave workshop at makeplace in Magdalen St on Saturday 26th April. Book with makeplace


space dyed silk scarf workshop

beautiful shades at our workshop on Saturday 9 Feb, inspired by photos, cards and swatches of yarn, we dyed luscious lengths of silk ready to be wound into warps for weaving into scarves. I will post more pics as they progress!

stripes & checks

stripes & checks

some images from our first skill session where we learnt how to thread up the loom with a striped warp, using some lovely worsted wool yarn in a variety of colours. We created some wonderful checks by weaving horizontal stripes across the warp. The cloth […]