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Friday, 19 June 2015

Woman's Weekly

Some pretty vase cosies that I made for Woman's Weekly Knitting Magazine in this month's issue:

Thursday, 9 April 2015

New Schedule of Crochet & Sewing Workshops

New Schedule of Workshops and new venue.

Pleased to announce a schedule of upcoming workshops plus a new venue in London: Cecil Sharp House. This is a great venue which is the English Folk Dance and Song Society HQ. Easy to get to from either Camden Town or Chalk Farm tube stations and it's a great place to hold the workshops.

If you're nearer to East Sussex we still have workshops at Laughton, deep in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

For more info or to book take a look at my website:

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Sun 17th May: Beginner’s Crochet: Cecil Sharp House, London
Sat 27th June: Intermediate Crochet: Laughton Lodge, East Sussex
Sat 4th July: Beginner’s Crochet: Laughton Lodge, East Sussex
Sat 11th July: Intermediate Crochet: Cecil Sharp House, London
Sat 5th Sept: Intermediate Crochet: Laughton Lodge, East Sussex
Sat 19th Sept: Learn to Sew – Tote Bag: Laughton Lodge, East Sussex
Sat 24th Oct: Beginner’s Crochet: Laughton Lodge, East Sussex

April Crochet Club Project released

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Simply Sewing

Issue 2 of Simply Sewing is out today which has a column that I wrote and images of a design for a tote bag I made using vintage fabrics.

Competition to win a knitting trip to Iceland!

Love Knitting are currently running a competition to their customers, and 1st Prize in a place on the Iceland Knitting Holiday I'm teaching on which will be held 25-30 Oct.  Please see link:

It's a fabulous trip and well worth entering this competition.

Next Crochet Workshops

Two new workshop dates:

Saturday 27th June: Intermediate Crochet
Saturday 4th July: Beginner's Crochet

Limited spaces left now for the Intermediate, so please book soon here:

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Colour therapy

My colour therapy for the morning: 1950s inspiration:

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Pop Up Shop in Barnet, North London

Are you in Hertfordshire or North London?

I have been invited to run two workshops in the Pop Up Shop: No. 89 High Street, Barnet.

Tuesday 10th March: Sugarpaste Roses
Wednesday 18th March: Beginners Crochet

Both last two hours from 7pm till 9pm

Cost for Sugarpaste Roses is £28
Cost for Beginners Crochet is £25

Both include all materials.

Please contact me if you'd like to come along and book a space. It's a lovely environment run by local artists and craftspeople. See this link for a review from Time Out:

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Crochet Masterclass at Gilliangladrags

Saturday, 16th May 2015
10am till 4pm

at Gilliangladrag Fluff-a-torium

20 West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BL
Tel: 01306 898 144 
Come and make the pretty tea cosy from ‘Cute & Easy Crochet’ at a masterclass at Gilliangladrag. You need to have knowledge of some basic crochet stitches, and we will go through the crochet pattern to learn to make the cosy and the flowers.
For £75, all course materials are provided, drinks and biscuits, afternoon tea and cake. You will also be entitled to a 10% discount in the shop on the day. Please visit the Gilliangladrag website to book direct:

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

New date for Workshop in Berkshire and East Sussex

Intermediate Crochet Workshop

Saturday, 11th April 2015
10am till 4pm

Come and improve your crochet stitch techniques: Squares, Motifs, Wave & Chevron stitches, Bobble stitches and more. A homemade lunch will be provided and all practice materials for the day.
Neville Hall, Milley Road,Waltham St Lawrence, West Berkshire RG10 0JP
£50 for Crochet Club members: £60 non members

Fairisle Knitting and how to sew in linings Workshop

Saturday, 21st March 2015
10am till 4pm
Laughton Lodge, Laughton, Near Lewes, East Sussex

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Shetland Islands Knitting Tour

I'll be teaching on the Arena Travel Shetland Islands Knitting Tour from Thurs 28th May to Tues 2nd June.

Bookings are now open for this tour and more info can be found on the Arena Travel website

You'll spend time learning traditional Shetland Fair Isle and lace knitting techniques and see the island's wonderful heritage textile collections.

6 whole days of knitting!!

Friday, 9 January 2015

New Beginner's Workshop Date: 14th March

Come and learn on a Beginner's Crochet workshop.
Saturday 14th March 2015
From 10am till 4pm

Delicious homemade lunch included and all practice materials
Learn how to hold the hook, read a pattern, make chains, double crochet, trebles, circles and squares.
All in the beautiful environment of Laughton Lodge, near Lewes in East Sussex. Plenty of parking. Learn in a friendly, warm environment and spend the day learning a new hobby! Go to my website for further details and to book...
Cost: £50 (Crochet Club members) £60 (non members)

Thursday, 8 January 2015

New Intermediate Crochet Workshop date: Saturday 28th February 

At Laughton Lodge, nr Lewes, East Sussex. 10am till 4pm. 

Come and improve your stitch techniques: Waves, bobbles, hexagons, squares and anything else you'd like to learn. A homemade lunch and all materials for the day will be provided. In the beautiful setting and warm, friendly environment. The price is £60 all inclusive (£50 for Crochet Club members). Book early as there are limited spaces for this one-off workshop. To book, go to: