Archive for January, 2012

Cath Kidston Patch Workshop

Cath Kidston workshops: Make a Dresden plate tote bag

The lovely people at Cath Kidston have asked me to run a workshop on the 8th February at their Bath store. I will be on hand to help participants start their Dresden plate tote bag (as pictured above). Tickets are £16 which includes a copy of their new book Patch, all the materials to make the tote bag, refreshments and 15% off in store.

I look forward to seeing you there….

Cath Kidston store Bath, 8th February , 6.30pm – 8.30pm

For more information on how to buy tickets go to:

Here are some photos of the Folding Cosmos exhibition I am organising to bring to Bath from Japan. The exhibition will launch on the 27th April and run until the 5th May 2012. During this time there will be the opportunity to attend Japanese tea ceremonies and contribute to our peace tree with origami and messages. I will exhibit textile and book pieces along side the established Japanese exhibition which I will develop in response to a period of research based on the tea ceremony, traditional Japanese dress and symbolism in design. I have started this research and am finding fascinating, can’t wait to start developing the work!

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This project will be supported by Arts Council England and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
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Happy New Year!

I love this time of year, apart from getting chance to spend some valuable time with family and friends, it’s great time for feeling optimistic, renewed and full of hope for the year ahead… this year is no exception. I am really looking forward to starting the research and work for the planned Japanese exhibition in April, as well as filling my diary with lots of other exciting projects.