Sunlight and frost in Northumberland

It might seem from my blog posts this year that I am never at home. This is not entirely true, but I do have to admit to having been away this weekend. Away for a long weekend, indeed, leaving Friday morning and returning late Monday afternoon. I can confirm, however, that between those two times…

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Swans and other creatures

One of the things I have most enjoyed about being self-employed has been the opportunity to design fabrics. I trained as a surface pattern designer between 1995 and 2000, by means of a degree studied part-time. Although I then taught Textiles in school, this mostly involved encouraging the students’ creativity, rather than exercising my own.…

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