Family time. Do something different

Like many people at this time of year, we had family come to visit over the Christmas period. Read More

A degree in Knitting

Once upon a time there was a little art student who went to university in Manchester and studied a BA Honours Degree in Constructed Textiles and Fashion. Read More

Creative Woman of the Year

I’ve always been ‘creative’. I was a very resourceful child, constantly colouring, cutting, sticking, sewing and making something. Read More

The Gloucestershire Federation of Women’s Institute

Last week I had the pleasure of working with some of the ladies who attend the Hartpury Women’s Institute and spent the day with them, facilitating a session to create... Read More

I’m a Business Award Finalist x2

Well, 2016 is turning out to be quite an eventful year already and it’s only May! In January, I moved into my new premises, a small but perfectly formed studio... Read More

Do what you love, love what you do

There have been many times I’ve left after delivering a workshop, party or school project and felt incredibly fortunate to have been paid for something I love doing. Read More

Hot Pink Cow

I remember the countless times I moaned to my Mum back in the 80s, because friends had ‘copied’ me. Read More

Setting Sail

I’ve been a self-employed, freelance artist and facilitator for nearly five years. Read More

As smiley as a Carol

This week I moved into my studio – a brand new HQ for Rachel Shilston – Inspiring Creativity. Read More

Bideford Black

Here’s a question for you. Read More

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