My visit to the North Wales Embroiderers Guild

Talking about the Cliff Top Walk embroidery

I was fortunate to be invited to share the NW Embroiderers Guild Christmas Lunch near Abergele on Saturday. It was a super day, I was made to feel very welcome by such a friendly group of enthusiastic ladies. We all had a lovely time and very few fell asleep when I gave my slide talk after a lunch. After a large lunch, a glass or 2 of wine if someone puts the lights out its the most natural thing to want a little nap!

All things French

I have recently been invited to exhibition in Quilt Expo en Beaujolais which is held in Villefranche sur Saône near Lyon in France. It is a 4 day event held from April 18th to 21st 2013
So how amazing that today Search Press would send me my book Machine Embroidered Flowers, Woodlands and Landscapes: The Art of Alison Holt translated into French. Did they know something I didnt know……!

Author of the Month at Make and Craft magazine

I have been invited to be the “Behind the Scenes” Author on

This is a feature that changes each month and my interview will be live for the month of January 2013.

Take a look, its an interesting website featuring a wide range of artists and craftmen. Make & Craft magazine is an inspiring environment featuring contemporary tutorials and projects using a wide variety of supplies and techniques, as well as, reviving traditional crafts worth cherishing

Oswestry Library Show

Putting the finishing touches to the display case

Busy afternoon putting a collection of my work on display in Oswestry Library. I have lower priced pieces here aimed unashamedly at the Christmas market !
Sharing the space with me is Myk Briggs with his amazing photographs of sunsets. I hope you can get along to take a look. The work will be there until November 31st ( The Library is closed on Thursday and Sunday )

Wrekin Embroiderers Guild

I have just been to the Wrekin Embroiderers Guild to give a slide talk on the development of my work, 30 Years of Machine Embroidery and a one day workshop – Flowers and Foliage
Thanks to everyone for a great welcome and your enthusiasm on the day course
If you want to see the results look here

My trip to Australia

I am planning a trip to Australia in November 2013. I have been invited to exhibit at Australia’s premier arts and crafts event, the Tasmanian Craft Fair, Deloraine, Tasmania as the feature International Artist

Tasmainian Craft Fair

I am also planning to teach a range of courses during November,
in a variety of locations

I have 3 definite locations where I will be teaching, Adelaide, Deloraine,Tasmania and Brisbane. I will post more details as they are confirmed but meanwhile…..

more info here

This is my first trip to Australia
and I am looking forward to the experience