I’m a member of Forest and Rivers Open (FarOpen) Studios group and preparing for the exhibitions which will take place during 2022. I’m planning new products to fit alongside my hand-made, embellished bags and my small machine-embroidered quilts. Small art quilts continue to be a favourite of mine and I plan to expand my range of unique bags, perhaps for children.

Local craft and stitching groups will want to start planning exhibitions now that restrictions have eased and Wye Valley Stitchers, which I chair, is hoping to organise an exhibition of members’ work. We are based in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire and our membership covers the Royal Forest of Dean as well. The Forest is a beautiful part of the world with many painters and craftspeople taking advantage of the gorgeous scenery, and tourists enjoy its inspiring views and amazing walks.

Here is one of my sketches of the Forest of Dean and River Wye.

A design for a textile wall hanging.

Watch this space for dates of exhibitions and craft fairs where my work will be included.