Friday, 20 May 2011


A frosty morning in this pic, belies the warm welcome you get at Urchfont Manor, particularly in July!
A typical buffet lunch at Urchfont Manor.
Visit the Distant Stitch exhibition and meet the team of tutors at Urchfont's Open Day.
Sunday 3rd July, 10.00-15.00
This year Urchfont Manor is hosting Machine Embroidery, Textile and Craft Open day to showcase the work in a range of disciplines and to celebrate City and Guilds Student Graduations. Come along and meet the tutors and current students and discover why studying at Urchfont Manor is so special.
Textile Traders
Lunches £14 (by prior booking) 01380 840495

Monday, 16 May 2011

For Alison

Looking through the train window at the road bridge running parallel whilst passing over the River Tamar at Plymouth. Cropped patterns, reflections in the window and in the water and shadows of the rail bridge all create interesting and unusual shapes in these images.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Message to Distant Stitch Students

Tonal Contemplations by Jan Evans
Travel Tokens by Mary Sleigh
Summer School will soon be full so you have a very short time to decide to book. It is at Urchfont Manor College, Wiltshire from 3rd to 6th June. If you are studying on the Embroidery Certificate or Diploma, come and enjoy the fun of working with fellow students and with two very inspiring tutors, Mary Sleigh and Jan Evans. See examples of their work above. Take a look at the Distant Stitch website for details and how to book.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Easter walk

Summer came so early so good to enjoy being outside gardening and walking. One of our favourite walks, close to home, is along the north Somerset coast at Kilve, known for its wonderful rock formations and fossils. Husband Roy has a chat with some friendly beasts we met along the coatsal path.
The cliffs end at Minehead in the distance - but we didn't walk that far!

What pattern! The cliffs seem to 'melt' into the sea.