Good start at Sprout Arts

Phew! It’s been a busy start for our sale and exhibition at Sprout Arts in Streatham.

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On two of the four days that we’ve been open so far, Carol has been running workshops, on making felt slippers and Indian appliqué and embroidery.

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My scarves have sold well, especially the arashi ones – I sold out on the first two days and had to make some more on Friday! Here’s a happy customer, Jane, who bought the first one – a perfect match for her sweater!

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We also had a visit from a real woman of the cloth (vicar with dog collar) – we thought she’d come to scold us for being imposters! 😉 But she was very nice, and bought one of my scarves.

At the end of today Carol and I had to remove some of our items for our stall at the Garden Museum tomorrow – are we mad trying to do two sales at the same time?

Then it’s back to Sprout until 10 December, with another couple of markets after that. I’ll definitely need Christmas recover!

Christmas sales and workshops

A quick heads up on a couple of sales I’m taking part in before Christmas.

sprout flyerFirst up is two weeks with Women of the Cloth at Sprout Community Arts in Streatham. As well as selling our work, my sister WOTC Carol and Joan  will be running workshops in felting, crochet, weaving and embroidery. We’ll also have a couple of guest artists, one of whom (Janet Thompson) will be running a workshop on needlefelted dogs.

The sales and workshops run from 27 November to 10 December. The private view is on Wednesday 27 November, 6.30-9pm – everyone welcome!

Sprout Community Arts is at 74 Moyser Road, Furzedown, London SW16 6SQ.


DIGGIN_DESIGN_A5_FLYER_B_V3_no crop_Page_1Then on Sunday 1 December Carol and I will be at the Garden Museum’s Diggin’ Design, a great collection of artists and designers offering sustainable, eco-friendly gifts. There will also be animals in residence from Vauxhall City Farm!

Open 10am-5pm, £3 entry on the door (includes access to exhibitions, permanent collection and beautiful 17th century knot garden)

The Garden Museum is at 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB.


I’ll be selling lots of upcycled scarves (of course) – including this gorgeous silk wrap. This was a plain red sample by Maria Grachvogel that was in the job lot of scarves that I successfully bid for at Kerry Taylor. It’s difficult to photograph because of its translucency – but take my word for it, it’s beautiful. 😉

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There will also be felt and some smaller bits and pieces, like these crocheted lavender sachets (dried lavender kindly donated by my friend Judith).

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