Monday, 21 September 2009


I've got a bead necklace workshop running at Di Gilpin's shop in St Andrews or if finished at her new craft and yarn room venue in Largoward - book online at I've had to move it back a week as it clashed with the Bead Fair and now is running on Saturday 11 October. We're hoping it will be the start of regular bead workshops - if you want to get in touch and let me know what you'd like to learn...

New book advances

well it's been a busy few weeks as I've been working hard on the advances for my new book. I finally got the projects sent off this weekend and my editor describes one of the necklaces as gobsmacking - must be doing something right!! Unfortunately it is still under wraps so I'll let you know more about the project soon. Meanwhile I've just ordered more books to sell and sign at the Edinburgh Bead Fair - do come and say hello.

Friday, 11 September 2009

New workshops

I'm quite excited about the workshops that I'm going to be doing this autumn in a new venue in Fife. They are advertised through Di Gilpin's Website ( and at her shops in Perth and St Andrews. I've got a bead necklace workshop at the beginning of October just to get started and then when we find what people want - I can organise more. The workshops should be in the new yarn and craft room venue in Largoward which is a village about 7 miles from St Andrews on the road to Largo.
Other workshops are bead knitting on the 25th October and crochet flowers on the 8th November.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Edinburgh Bead Fair

I'm really excited about the new bead fair taking place at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on the 4th October. I've been allocated a table in the atrium and will be demonstrating techniques from my books throughout the day. I'll have my two most recent books with me and will be selling and signing copies. Ideal Christmas presents for beady people. I'm at the opposite side of the atrium to Daft for Crafts who are going to be answering queries and helping people with their beading questions. Should be fun so do come and say hello!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Edinburgh workshop on Saturday

I'm going over to Haddington to the Bead Shop to do a workshop on Saturday morning. I'm going to be teaching brick stitch rondelles, as I call them, to make a bib style necklace or a ring or just some shoe embellishments. The rondelles are made using Swarovski crystals and look absolutely gorgeous! Check out the necklace in issue 6 of Make Jewellery magazine.