Honoured to be a judge for the Batsford Prize this year. You can read more about the judges and the prize here.

Exhibitions and Workshops

Maudie’s House, for the Embroiderer’s Guild members’ ‘Home’ Exhibition


‘Black Forest Bird Tree’

Delighted to be showing a range of work in the foyer gallery at West Dean College in May – June. The exhibition is open to staff and students attending courses only.

The Shed Studio

I am pleased to be opening my studio again (online only) this year as part of the Chelsea Fringe, for the third time in its ten year history. There is a little tour of the shed studio online and a free 1/2 hour Zoom workshop on 23 May at 11 am. You can register your interest here. COURSE IS NOW FULL Spaces are limited and a full list of materials will be sent to you before the 23rd, all are readily available at home.

Anne Kelly – Well Travelled – Ruthin Craft Centre – 28 May – 17 July 2021

‘Unfinished Journey Canoe’

The exhibition will focus on work connecting travel and identity and coincides with the publication of my fourth title for Batsford Books called ‘Textile Travels’ available now.

‘This Ain’t the Archies’ – group portrait exhibition with international artists and makers at Timeless Textiles Gallery, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 2 August – 12 September 2021

‘Pour l’Amour du Fil’ – featured artist, Nantes, 29 September -2 October 2021


I am delighted to be offering a new class and design with French General – ‘The Stitched Tree of Life’ – live online, on 26 June details here

‘Tea on the Pantiles’ a kit for Pincushion Pantiles, with applique and embroidery from their website. Inspired by the beautiful Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Please contact me for details about courses and talks for guilds and groups, in person or online.


Many of these listings have been rescheduled and are being held with safety guidelines and social distancing in place. Please check with the venue when booking for further details.

I am delighted to be a tutor at the wonderful West Dean College, near Chichester. NEW COURSE  ‘Stitchbooks’ Inspired by a walk in the park 28 June – July 1, 2021, limited spaces.

Very happy to be tutoring at Loop London on 8 and 9 May. ‘Vintage Cottage Garden’ is a 2 1/2 hour Zoom class. 8 May and 9 May both dates SOLD OUT Watch this space for an exciting event later in the year…

‘Birds and Collages’ at the lovely Elm Farm Studio near Colchester – 2 x 2 day courses – 16, 17 June and 18, 19 June 2021 FULLY BOOKED email for wait list
‘House and Home’ at the superb Unit Twelve near Stafford on July 10th – you can book online
I am looking forward to lots of fun and wonderful catering at Hope and Elvis
in Welbeck – ‘Travels in Textiles’  is a two day course, on September 4 and 5, 2021 SOLD OUT

Delighted to be returning to Sussex Prairies Garden in Henfield, near Brighton in the Summer Season of 2021. I’m running two garden themed courses – you can book directly with me – limited spaces and £ 45 each.

June 12, 2021 – Make a Garden Textile Folding Book COURSE FULL

September 11, 2021 – Make a Garden Textile Sketchbook 3 spaces left

July 3 and 4, 2021 – Cowslip Workshops, Travels in Textiles


Delighted to be joining French General in France next June 1-8 for a week of French- inspired making and living.

Bath Textiles Summer School has been postponed to 2022. The original class ‘House and Home’ is fully booked but I am offering a new class ‘Mapping Your Travels’ on 25 and 26 August – details here.

The lovely ‘Moving Memories’ workshop event at Les Soeurs Anglaises in France has been moved to July 2022. Details here and confirmed dates to follow.

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