Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Mima Textile Workshop

I had a really nice day running the batik workshop at Mima on Sunday.  A big thank you to all who came along. It was lovely to see every one enjoying themselves and getting really stuck into their own batik masterpieces. Some really beautiful work was produced. Take a look -

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Ready for Batik workshop

My textile workshop at Mima is nearly here, I cant believe it is this Sunday, where has the time gone? It should be good, its already fully booked. I have been getting prepared and now I am all ready to go. Can't wait!
Workshop images coming soon. Watch this space . . .

Monday, 10 September 2012

First collection of Silk Scarves

Lately I have been working very hard on designing and producing a collection of luxurious batik and hand painted 100% silk scarves. Each scarf is an Artwork, each completely unique, it can be worn, framed or simply draped around the home decoratively. Inspired by a mix of line and shape, florals and improvised drawing the scarves are bold, bright and very cheerful. Take a peek –

Monday, 6 August 2012

Tenants Exhibition and Open Studios

We have had an amazing weekend at Saltburn Artists Project, thank you to everyone who came to visit us and congratulation to everybody involved with Saltburn Arts Fair.
The exhibition and open studios was the first chance for me to show my fist collection of batik and hand painted silk scarves alongside some of my silk and cut-work cotton cushions. I was made up to have prime position in the window of the gallery.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Saltburn Arts Fair!

This weekend it is all happening in Saltburn for the towns first ever Arts Fair. I will be exhibiting in the studio tenants exhibition in the gallery at Saltburn Artists project from 10.00 am - 5.00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Plus we will be opening the doors of our studios on Sunday giving you the chance to have a look around, meet the artists and buy some unique works of art. For more information about the fair visit –

Sunday, 15 July 2012


The new Mima whats on guide, July-November 2012 . . .

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Silk Cushions

Some of my uniquely colourful 100% silk cushions are currently for sale in 'this is Redcar & Cleveland' on Redcar high street. More cushions and products from this batik collection will also be available to purchase in the summer at Saltburn Arts Fair, watch this space for further details.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jubilee Art Trolley!

Celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee this weekend by coming along to mima and creating your very own memorabilia on the jubilee trolley. Activities include crown and tiara making. Make a flag, a queen puppet or even a commemorative jubilee paper plate. You can also help make the mima jubilee bunting grow by decorating some bunting pieces which will then be displayed for all to see.
Saturday 2 June 1-4pm
Sunday 3 June 12-3pm

Friday, 1 June 2012

Jubilee Yarn Bombing!

Knitters have hit Saltburn again this week with some more amazing knitting, only this time it is jubilee themed. I absolutely love this!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Olympic Torch Trolley

Come along to Mima this weekend and enjoy the Art Trolley packed full with Olympics inspired creative activities. Saturday 19th May. 1-4pm. FREE!
Decorate your very own Olympic torch. Torches are £1 and will be available buy from the Mima shop. Don’t miss out!

Monday, 14 May 2012

MS Paint Exhibition

You may remember that back in February I did a post on an MS Paint competition/exhibition. Well here’s some exciting news, the MS Paint exhibition is now on at the ARC in Stockton. It features new works of art created using the classic computer program produced by a diverse selection of artists from both the local community around the world, including myself. Subjects range from renaissance style drawings to dinosaurs wearing make-up. It’s a must see! Exhibition ends 30th May 2012
My MS Paint masterpiece which is currently on display
For more information about the exhibition visit -

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

African Wall Hangings

I visited Saint Benedict’s School today to have a look at the competed African inspired textile hangings which are now proudly displayed on the wall in the school hall. They look fantastic, well done year 4 pupils, you should be very proud. Great work!!

Monday, 30 April 2012

Sketchbook World Tour Dates!

My little sketchbook has begun its tour around the world. Check out the tour dates by clicking below. I wish I could go with it!!
The Sketchbook Project 2012 World Tour - Please click "allow images" to view this email!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Scarf in Tatler!

It’s very exciting to see the gorgeous Honeycomb printed silk scarf by Redana featured in the spring picks section of Tatler (May 2012 issue) which is out right now!!
Download Tatler here

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Easter Art Trolley!

If you’re looking for something to do with the family this Easter weekend then why not pop along to mima and do some Easter inspired crafts. Drop in and get creative with the Art Trolley this Saturday between 1-4pm. The trolley will also run during the week over the Easter Break from the 10th to the 13th of April, 11am-12noon. Remember all Art Trolley sessions are FREE.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Latest Scarf Art!

Based in Darlington Redana design, develop and make unique clothing and accessories. Check out the latest scarf designs we have been working on, all are now available to order.
Celebrate this years Olympics in style with this special ‘Silk Celebratory scarf 2012 Olympics’. Each scarf is hand painted and made to order.
For more information and to browse through the collections then visit -
Remember to keep up to date with what’s going on at Redana by following the blog –

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

African Textile Workshop – Day 3!

Yesterday was my final day at school working with year 4 pupils on the African inspired wall hangings. We had a really productive day completing all of the batik and painting.
Now all that’s left are the finishing touches which include ironing off the wax, fixing the colour and attaching the children’s felt animal shapes. Watch this space to see the completed wall hangings . . .