Last modified on 25/05/13
Check out my costumes for 2013 'Movie Time' theme first shown on the Cat Walk at the SECC, Glasgow, and NEC, Birmingham
Books, Kits, Materials, and so much more can be bought from my Online Shop
Newest Small Kits now in stock: 'Chicken' Felting Kit
'Pony'( Needle-felting Kit)
and 'Bouncer' the Dog Kit Each in a Presentation box. £12.50 each + £3.50 p&p (UK)
Newest Large Kits now in Stock: 'Sparky' the Dragon, and 'Mac Hoot' the Highland Dragon (£18.50 each + £3.50 postage UK) Everything is included in the kits for making either 'Sparky' or 'Mac Hoot' in presentation boxes. Hours of fun!
Commissions for William Simpson's Home, Plean As an 'Artist in Residence, I am also working with Clients, creating felt panels for their new building. This latest one is for the Cafe room.
'A Night at the Opera' Project One of my ventures in 2012!
Latest Wet-felting Kit Project
Latest Needle-felting Kits, 'Felix Fox'
'Meerkat' 'Red Squirrel'
'Mini Cup Cake Kit'
Latest Book: 'Rapt in Felt'
On 28th September, I received recognition for the work I have been doing (and continue to do) at the Grange Academy, Kilmarnock during my Residency and afterwards. I was much moved by the sincerity of the praise given, which to me showed the validity of schemes like 'Curricula for Excellence' and 'Cross-curricula' activities that are being supported by East Ayrshire Council for the enrichment of learning experiences by Staff and students alike. In these times of financial austerity the funding of such schemes by which practising professionals work alongside and with Staff and students, should be applauded, for their insight and expertise are an investment in the future success and wellbeing of our Society. Thank you. I am proud and delighted to have been able to make a contribution to our Future.
Recent Commission work progress and completion
Scottish Heritage Standards - a celebration of Scottish Heritage, History and Culture, created by members of the Scottish Felters (a branch of the International Feltmakers Association), under the leadership of Ewa Kuniczak, assisted by Ann Ross
Latest Addition: 'Mini Fairy' Needle Felting Kit
Check out my latest Wet Felting Kits, in presentation boxes -
New Needle Felting Kits in presentation boxes: 'Cosmic Kitty Kit', 'Fredbear' Kit, 'Honey Bear'
Kits on sale now
Felt panels inspired by the neolithic stone carvings of Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland
Each measures 60cm x 60cm, and is mounted on a box canvas. Made from Merino wool, silk fibres and fancy yarns; each is an independent composition, but can also be displayed with some or all of the others to form a longer composition. First shown at the 'Landscapes of Kilmartin' Exhibition during March/April 2008 in the Kilmartin Visitors Centre.
Digital Compositions based on the Kilmartin stone carvings
Each design is mounted on a box canvas
'Psycho-delic Cat' Scarf, created using 'Crepe' felt techniques, with additional bead details - the beginning of a new series of 'Flat Cat' scarves. More designs
'Spiral Fantasy' neckpiece, created using 'Nuno' felting techniques, with additional beading - the beginning of a new series of spiral neckwear. More Designs
Hats that can light up your life! I worked on the idea of hats that can light up - ideal for evening wear (or helping you see in the dark!). 'Shooting Star', features battery operated lights, and will be shown during the 'Crowning Glory' Travelling Exhibition throughout 2008 and 2009.
Check out details of my Solo Exhibition - 'Journeys: Realities and Imaginings' shown at Birnam Arts Centre, throughout July 2007
'Hatwalk in Wonderland' was staged in St. Stephen's Church in Edinburgh on 6th and 7th June, 2008 - giving 2 matinees and 2 evening performances.
This time my theme was the 'Cosmos', when I explored the notion of creating hats that were lit, evoking stars, planets, and such phenomena as 'Northern Lights', 'Southern Lights', and 'Green Flashes' seen at sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
See my designs at previous 'Hatwalk' events
I have also developed ideas for one of my books, 'Felt Figures Great and Small', which prompted me to explore figures and glove puppets, using wet and dry felting methods.
See other Fibre Sculptures [click here]
One of my ongoing projects is working on figures for an 'aerobics team'. Gosh it's hard work getting slim!
Less strenuous are my current creatures which are fun to make, and are fairly uncomplicated. Click here for details
Latest additions to my animal 'Kingdom' = Dragons, and New Improved Dragon Kits!
Want to buy the completed animals? [Click here]
New Boxed Needle Felting Kits - 'Springtime', 'Garden', 'Seascape', 'Woodland', 'Rainbow Dragon', 'Jolly Green Dragon', 'Custard, the Magic Dragon', 'Rhubarb, the Dragon', 'Summertime', 'Funky Frog', 'Ewen the Sheep', 'Autumn Time', 'Winter Time', 'Puffin and Penguin', 'Punk Pig', 'Highland Cow', 'Felix Fox', 'Bouncer' the Dog, 'Pony', 'Sparky' the Dragon, 'Mac Hoot' the Dragon (complete with bagpipes!)
Click here for further details
Check out my latest developments in jewellery [click here]
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS I have been working on a new series of 'Book People', starting with characters from Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland', which were exhibited at the 2006 and 2007 Knitting and Stitching Shows in London, and Harrogate.
I have used old wine bottles as foundations for these figures, and have built them up with seamless felting techniques and dry needle-felting modelling. If you would like to see them in greater detail, click here.
Want to know where you can buy my products? [click here]