Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Liverpool Design Show

Hi there, last weekend I was exhibiting with Lindsay, under the name HASH at the Liverpool Design Show. It was a great the beautiful St Georges Hall.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Hi there,
I've been away, in the Sahara Desert no less! but not all fun and frolics, I managed to grab a spare hour or two to work on my stuff for the Liverpool Design Show.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

sneak preview

I have been working hard on the designs for my bags and purses for the Liverpool Design Show. Here is a sneak preview, it will be a heat transfer print, on to found fabric.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Liverpool Design Festival 18 - 27 November 2010

Tickets for the public opening of the Design Show, a showcase and selling event at the heart of the Liverpool Design Festival, are now on sale via the Festival website

Featuring over eighty contemporary designer makers, the Design Show will present a range of exciting and inspiring interior products, glass, ceramics, furniture, lighting, jewellery, textiles and fashion - all set against the stunning backdrop of St George's Hall in the heart of Liverpool.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Embroidery class

I am teaching an "Embroidery for Beginners" class at Lowton High School, Mondays 7-9pm starts 27th september, Places still available, Please get in touch with Stephen Toole on 01942 276040 ex 4 to enrol.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

new piece

I have been working on a commision for a small memory purse. The purse uses a much loved family photograph and a design of stems and leaves. The design is printed onto Linen and lined with a similar design also digitally printed onto linen. The purse is hand embroidered and finished with vintage buttons and ribbon.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Well the summer is fading away and the children are back at school! Back to work for me. Commissions are trickling in and I am working towards the Liverpool Design Show in November.
I will be co-exhibiting with my collegue Lindsay Howarth-Pash under the name "Hash"
With inspiration from both nature and science, I create delicate cellular and floral designs which I print using digital and heat transfer processes. I use hand and machine embroidery to create completely unique pieces.
Making small memory purses and wallets as fashion accessories,I am inspired by romance and family life, combining hand painted images with family photographs to create unique and luxurious pieces which can be personalised to an individual client. Using found fabrics, buttons and trimmings sourced from charity shops and friend’s fabric boxes, I enjoy the process of making something new and beautiful out of unwanted and scrap materials.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

new blog!

Hello and welcome to my new blog!
I am a final year student at The University of Bolton, Textile, Surface Design, BA (hons), working on my final this space for photos and images over the next few weeks.
As a taster here is a pic of some of my work exhibited at liverpool Design festival Eco Show, October 2009.
these items are called "Memory Purses" and are made from heat transfer printed photographs and documents, for example, old wedding photographs and marriage licences. all the fabrics and trimming used are vintage or "found". The purses are hand embroidered. "Memnory Purses" can be made to order using personal photographs etc. A perfect wedding, anniversary or birthday gift. (prices on application).
for more details please contact me at