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Drawing with Thread

After a week working on site at Shire Hall Gallery, heres the result

 And check this out……..a big thank you to Rich, Phil and Tom for creating this video

Exhibition runs until the 1st May…….catch it before you miss it!!!

Drawing with Thread……the install

Installing Drawing with Thread at the Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford……………final photos and video coming soon!

I’ll have the final photos in just a mo!!!!!


I am now selling some of my lovely works on notonthehighstreet. and they are featured in the catalogue which is out now….request a free one from the notonthehighstreet website……theres lots of othere lovely things to look at not just my works.
Alphablox…which I launched at Origin last year are now selling on notonthehighstreet.com. With a choice of 3 fonts and 10 colourways the possibilities are endless….create any word you like…..or choose from the precreated ones….LOVE….HOME

Heres some photos of my little Alphablox

I also completed some work for notonthehighstreet!! They commissioned  me to complete my depiction of their logo on the reception wall at their offices in Richmond. Here are some photos. Some installation photos can be found  on the notonthhighstreet blog

CraftSpace @ Creative Careers Festival, mac

In January I was working with Craft Space at mac in Birmingham  for the Creative Careers Festival, and what an insightful few days it was.

Craftspace invite participants to create with rising textile star, Debbie Smyth exploring drawing using thread. Debbie has developed a visually stunning technique to create playful but sophisticated artworks using a networks of threads stretched between plotted pins. Come and experiment with hammer, nails and thread and a whole new approach to drawing.”

I worked with hundreds of  teenagers within the space of a few days to create a threadiffiti wall. Here of some snaps of the few days…..

I learned a lot over those couple of days and came to the conclusion….teenagers ain’t that bad….you just gotta point ‘em in the right direction

Cowarth Park

This is a very exciting commission I completed last year and was very different to a lot of things I had previously done. I worked with Interior designers at Fox Linton to produce 5 floor to ceiling panels depicting bulrushes for Cowarth Park Spa foyer.
Here are some photos

And thats that…….visit the Cowarth Park website to see more and also keep an eye out for the May Hotels by Design supplement in House & Garden magazine where there will be a wee write up on the commission