A fresh resource is my new website, Stitch Safari a separate home for my passion to research and learn. This brand-new website, supports a fortnightly investigative podcast, as well as Facebook Page, both journeying into the beguiling world of cloth, stitch, sewing, and embroidery. Join this unique expedition and thread your way into the amazing and irresistible world of needle and thread, with insights into its history, use and innovations.

Do you have a hankering for art and history – centred around the development of cloth and stitch?  Then stop on by, enjoy my book reviews or simply sit back and be like me, learn as you go.  There’s a world of stitch just waiting to be explored.

Join me on this wonderful expedition of The Art of the Needle.

The following Checklists are an insight into how I work.  Use them to become more productive, save time and develop as an artist. Download by clicking on each title.

Creativity:  be inspired, imagine and innovate to express your vision.

Take Your Camera for a Walk

I-Phone Images of Your Textile Art

Styling Your Textile Photoshoot

Why Keep a Creative Journal?


Design:  to plan, sketch or represent.

My Hierarchy of Design

How to Expand and Extend Design


Personal Growth:  unlock your potential to reach your dreams.

What’s Your Mission?

10 Steps to Success


Writing:  write about your work with vigour, energy and passion.

Energised Writing

Top Secret: You Have An Audience


Mark Making Series #1

Photo-books for Inspiration

Images are my go-to resource for instant inspiration.  So much so, it’s become a passion.  A little editing, a little magic, and voila, job done.  Just tap on each image for brilliant photo-book inspiration, all taken on my i-phone – they just take a few moments to load.  Use your images and work your own magic.

Take Your Camera

My i-phone is with me most of the time.  All these images were either taken on walks or at home.  Simple, accessible and meaningful.


One of the easiest, and most economical methods to create design inspiration.  Just takes some time and imagination.

Flat Lay Photography

Flat-Lay Photography really is an all-time favourite.  Book a photoshoot with yourself and keep taking shots from different angles.  Fun.

Free Wallpapers for your Desktop.  Just click on image to Download.