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Festive Family Fun Day at RNCM

18 Dec


Magical illuminated woodland lanterns were created at The Royal Northern College of Music festive Family Fun Day.



Colourful Christmas Tree Makes at RNCM

19 Dec

We has great fun running a colourful Christmas Tree make at the Royal Northern College of Music at their Festive Family Fun Day


All the best to you&yours for the final jamborees of 2016 and onward to 2017x

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot!

17 Oct

Following on from stitching successful patchwork panels (see previous post) for Lip Services’s new production; Mr Darcy Loses the Plot, the skills of the Avenue Crafters, the Crumpsall Craft Crewe plus our Barbara, a talented solo ninja stitcher from Oldham,  were called upon to create applique panels for the set backdrop. The deadline was tight but don’t these panels look truly amazing. Well done and thank you again to all the stitchers involved.

Sue and Maggie are now touring Mr Darcy Loses the Plot, so cut&paste the web link for more information


Mr Darcy Loses The Plot

19 Jul

I’ve had lots of fun working again with Avenue Crafters and Crumpsall Craft Crew, plus Full Circle&friends from Oldham Coliseum stitching a patchwork stage backdrop for Lip Service’s hilarious new comedy Mr Darcy Loses the Plot, inspired by the works of Jane Austen.

Thanks to everyone who got involved with this patchwork challenge and if you are interested in adding to this magnificent stage backdrop, just visit Lip Services website for all the info.


Roald Dahl inspired compendium of ideas

28 Jun

As part of this years Manchester Children’s Book Festival we were back at the RNCM creating;



Gloriously sunny @RNCMvoice #spring #sound #sticks #workshop #Matisse #inspiration

21 Mar


Another glorious family day workshop at Royal Northern College of workshop yesterday with kids and their adults. Lots of fab Sound Sticks created inspired by Matisse cut outs. Thank you to everyone who came and took part. Lots of familar faces now 😉 Next up is World Book Day at RNCM on 26th June. See you there x


A Stitch in Time

7 Dec

Over the last couple of months I have had the pleasure to work with members from the Avenue Craft Group and Crumpsall Craft Crewe to create two textile wallhangings entitled A Stitch in Time. The brief was to incorporate and showcase the many different types of textile crafting techniques and stitches that the members utilise, whilst also depicting local and well loved landmarks, both historic and modern.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with the groups and as well as learning much more about their local areas, was thoroughly impressed by the skill and stitching expertise of the group members. The resulting colourful wall hangers (that can be displayed seperately, or together) are not only eye catching, they also encourage the viewer (whatever their age!) to look closely to spot all the flora&fauna on display and also to see if the local landmarks in Heaton park and Boggart Hole Clough can be spotted.