Southampton Art Market

Market Day was…windy cold in the morning and warmer in the afternoon contrary to the forecast friendly fun tiring yummy (bacon sandwiches for breakfast from a nearby van) inspiring (I have now have… Continue reading

Nuno Felting Workshop with International Feltmakers Association

On Sunday I went to a Nuno workshop run by the International Feltmakers Association. We met in The New Forest. We were shown how to make Nuno Felt by Clare Hadley and then… Continue reading

How to make Nuno Felt

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Postcard image

I am using this image for a postcard that is being printed by It is a new piece that will be one of three at the Hampshire and Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen… Continue reading

Business Mentor Meeting

I recently met with Mick Smith from the University of Southampton who provides free business mentoring for artists and musicians in Southampton. We met in the City Gallery Cafe and talked about my… Continue reading

Keyhaven Colours

Keyhaven Colours Originally uploaded by Ray_chel. I have begun a new body of work focusing on Keyhaven. Keyhaven is situated on Hampshire’s south coast on the outskirts of the New Forest. It is… Continue reading


I have recently bought a book about sketchbooks for textile artists. It is very inspiring and has some good ideas in it. One idea in particular is to do timed sketches of 1,… Continue reading

Remembering the importance of sketching

Since leaving university I have found it difficult to practice the discipline of keeping a sketch book. For Christmas last year Roo bought me Moleskine sketchbook which has been great for quick doodles.… Continue reading


My friend bought me some beautiful roses and I was inspired. I made the felt which I then used to stitch onto with my sewing machine. When I made the felt I tried… Continue reading


For the past two years I have really enjoyed working with felt and embroidery. I have been busy making pictures of landscapes and flowers. This picture was made for a friend and is… Continue reading