Arty Parties

Parties are not just for kids and they are not just for birthdays either. Read More

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

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