I offer the opportunity for pupils of all ages to collaborate with a professional textile artist in designing wall hangings for their school. The service operates as follows:

I shall visit the school to meet with staff, show samples of my work, and discuss what hangings are required. During this visit I shall be happy to advise on sizes, locations and topics, and also on the practical options for hanging the work.

If the school chooses, I can also meet with children during this visit to give a short presentation about art textiles appropriate to their level of understanding, with exhibition pieces to view and handling samples.

Following this initial visit, I shall design the hanging or hangings as required. If the school chooses, I can refer to artwork provided by the children, in which case I shall use inspiration from the children’s images but shall not copy them; my focus will be on producing a wall hanging that is true to the set theme and is attractive in design terms.

The hangings will be made using reactive-dye digital printing and free-motion machine quilting on cotton, with wadding and backing layers and with the edges bound. Each hanging will be fitted with either a batten sleeve or Velcro, as the school sees fit; I can give advice on these hanging methods if required.

When the hanging or hangings are finished, I shall return to the school to deliver them.


Hanging or banner, rectangular or square, up to 0.5 square metres in area: £450
Hanging or banner, rectangular or square, up to 1.0 square metres in area: £550

For a hanging or banner, rectangular or square, over 1.0 square metres in area, or for a hanging of a different shape, please discuss options and prices.

This fee is inclusive of all materials. No charge is made for two visits (initial consultation and delivering the finished hangings) within 50 miles’ driving distance of NE48 2SB.




Textile Hangings for Schools