October 2016

    

Hi everyone, welcome to this month’s news.  September was a really busy month but great fun. I wonder how many of you heard me on Radio Scotland with Fiona Stalker the day before NEOS started? I got Fiona plaiting a Harvest Knot on the radio, trying to describe what we were doing was great fun! I had the busiest NEOS ever.  Lots of folk came to the visit the workshop, including Carole Baxter from The Beechgrove Garden, and quite a number had a go at plaiting.  Thanks to everyone who came along and made the event such a success.  Another successful weekend was had down at Hampton Court and lots of ladies left wearing a straw flower fascinator!  It was a long drive but certainly worth it.  During September I was also finishing  my next book which is at the printers as I type!  I’m really excited to see it in print, fingers crossed it should come back this week. October has proved to be just as busy with some talks/demonstrations and classes. I’m now preparing to go to the SECC, Glasgow for Crafts for Christmas next week, hope to see some of you there. An Introduction to Making Straw Flowers

  

As mentioned in the introduction I have just finished writing my second book, An Introduction to making Straw Flowers.  I really enjoy my garden and I love plaiting flowers with straw, so it just felt right that this should be the next book. I know how popular my flower making classes have been so fingers crossed the book will be the same. This book is written using the same format as my Easy Straw Work for Christmas book with straightforward instructions and lots of colour photos. The

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October 2014

As I said last month I’m so chuffed that Country Living Magazine has used a photograph of one of my pieces in their leaflet for the Country Living Christmas show in Glasgow next month, it’s great for Straw Work  to be seen by so many folk. The show is on from 20th – 23rd November. Before that though

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April 2014

I’m back in Scotland again after a wonderful trip to St Louis in Missouri.  I was there at the National Association of Wheat Weavers Convention.  As well as teaching I was also able to take classes with some amazing tutors, Sidney Lee, Kathy Dailey and Linda Beiller.  Each class was so inspiring and certainly did recharge my batteries.  I have come home full of new ideas to try. The lady in the photo with me is Joy Whitbeck, she was assigned to pick me up from the airport and look after

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