Art Exhibition with ‘Reading Between the Lines’ Production of Romeo and Juliet

Work in Progress for the Art Exhibition at the Minster Reading

Work in Progress for the Art Exhibition at the Minster Reading

I was invited by the lovely people at ‘Reading Between the Lines’ to create a piece of knitting for an art exhibition to run alongside their production of Romeo and Juliet. The art exhibition opens tomorrow 12th September at 7.30pm and will run until 28th September. The exhibition will feature the work of Reading artists such as Lou Jessop and Salvo Toscano More info about the production and tickets can be found here: – www.readingbetweenthelines.co.uk

My submission for the exhibition is titled ‘Star Crossed Lovers’. The patterns are inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It is hand knitted with wool from Shetland and I have taken inspiration from traditional fair isle patterns such as a star and cross and love hearts. It’s been a great project to be a part of and I have enjoyed making it.

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Origin – 22nd – 28th September 2011


Excited to announce that this year I will be exhibiting my new collection at Origin.

Third Thursday 19th May – Jelly and the Whiteknights Studio Trail Event

I am exhibiting some of my scarves at the Jelly’s Third Thursday Event. Third Thursday is a monthly event hosted by Jelly and Reading UK CIC. This months event showcases the work of the Whiteknights Studio Trail members.

The Whiteknight Studio Trail exhibition will also be open at the weekend Saturday 21st May 10am to 4pm and will include a weaving demonstration by Christine Brewster. This years Whiteknights Studio Trail is on Sat 18 & Sun 19 June 11- 6pm, full details can be found on the website.

Other artists and designers exhibiting are textile artist/designer Sue Clarke, photographer Salvo Toscano, textile designer Trudie Middleton, painter Dan Dunne, ceramist Sue Mundy and printmaker Jo Quinn

Henley Arts Trail 28th – 30th May 2011

This year I am taking part in the Henley Arts Trail and exhibiting my work with ‘The Old Smithy Artists’. The Old Smithy Artists includes visual artist and painter Dan Dunne and textile designer and artist Trudie Middleton.

Saturday 28th May to Monday 30th May

Open 11am to 4pm

Old Smithy House
Culham Lane
Near Wargrave
RG10 8NR

For more info please visit the Henley Arts Trail website here.

Unravel 2011 – 26th & 27th Feb 2011

This year I am exhibiting my work in the ‘New Designers’ room at Unravel, Farnham Maltings.

Open 10am to 5pm on Saturday 26th and 10am to 4pm on Sunday 27th February.

Unravel say:

A two day festival of knitting… handspun yarns, talks, workshops and more. Hear a range of talks, see demonstrations, take part in workshops, purchase yarn, buttons and other accessories at the marketplace, solve your knitting quandaries at the knitting surgery and even enter your favourite item into ‘Best In Show.’ New for this year, emerging and established designers present their creations at the unravel fashion show. So get your needles and crochet hooks out and join us for two days of knitted fun.

For more info on this knitting festival please visit the Farnham Maltings website

Rowan British Sheep Breed ‘Freedom’ Project

On Show in store at Liberty from 11th October to 17th October to celebrate ‘Wool Week’.


My travel buddy Claire-Anne O’Brien was awarded 1st prize from Rowan for her amazing knitted chair and rug. I was awarded a runner-up prize from Laxtons.

With thanks to Rowan, Campaign for Wool and Laxtons