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National Christmas Lacemakers Fair, Cranmore Park, Solihull, B90 4LF

5th September 2011

My lace inspired fine silver jewellery will be on sale at this Christmas event for the first time.

This event is the highlight of the year for many lacemakers, with the largest collection of suppliers, with everything needed to make lace under one roof.

See website for further information of the event.

Exhibition date extended

3rd July 2011

The dates of this exhibition have now been extended. National Lacemaking Day on 10th September will see a few lacemakers gathering at the exhibition and making lace for the day whilst talking to visitors.

The exhibition is now on until 11th December, due to the feedback and popular response from visitors received in the first few weeks of the exhibition.

It was also featured on the 'What's on guide' on BBC1 East Midlands news on 10th June, when Kylie Pentelow attended the exhibition and tried her hand at the art of Lacemaking.

Further dates for demonstrations - 25th and 29th October, and 10th December 2011

Competition win

8th April 2011

One of my recent pieces has just won first prize in a competition run to create a piece of jewellery for Mother’s Day by Cookson’s Precious Metals, Birmingham.

This piece was created in memory of my late Mother, and features 19th century lace on one side, and a re-creation of my late Father's wood turning on the reverse. The piece is significant to my own history, in that it relates to my work on memories, and time in connection with the MA programme currently being undertaken at university. My mother always loved the lace I created and was very fond of lace jewellery and so I created this in her memory to mark the two years since losing her.  I was delighted to receive the news that it had won this competition and felt it a fitting tribute to her memory, two years on.

Photograph of the lace pendant.

Craft and Design Month

5th April 2011

Exhibition featured on Crafts and Design Crafts month of May, for the East midlands area.

To view the listing visit the Craft and Design Month website.

First solo exhibition

12th March 2011

Pickford’s House Museum 23rd April - 7th August 2011

This exhibition will contain many pieces of traditional bobbin lace, made over a number of years, some of my original designs, alongside the contemporary three dimensional sculptured collar which formed part of the work for stage one of MA ADAPT.  The contemporary work includes traditional techniques, in contemporary materials, technology and jewellery.

Meet the artist event 23rd April 2011 11am-3pm and 24th April 1pm-4pm

Artist talk 27th April 2011 1pm-2pm

Demonstrations of bobbin lacemaking by the artist - 7th May, 11th June, 2nd July, 6th August 2011.