Leave your legacy in fabric

Communal work with fabric, bringing us all together


Do you want to help create a nationwide chaotic collage in fabric? Or would you like to create your own hanging for a community space, school or organisation?

Together, Grace and I have years of experience working with people of all ages and abilities.  Working together, could we help you to create something that would inspire future generations?

We have experience working with all students, and years worth of experience with learning disabled people of all ages and abilities, and we would happily organise courses for all needs.

We’ve found that creating art together is therapeutic and rewarding for all involved.  Do get in touch to organise something, or just to talk through your ideas!


The maths behind crafts

I thought I’d let you into a secret; Grace is not as dizzy as she makes out! Patchwork design is tricky – I have total admiration for her spiral maths prowess.

1 – For her application of pi using protractors, compasses and a brain (our calculator fell apart) to create the template for the 5 m2spiral hanging which has been divided into 18 equal sections.

2 For Grace’s quilting ability – I had no idea quilting was so mathematical; it should be taught in schools as applied maths!


quilting template



Busy, busy!

I’m not sure ‘feathering our nest’ is an apt phrase for what we’re up to, but we are busy replenishing stock. Silver Moon cushions, accessories such as innovative bags and chic scarves and sumptuous quilts of silk, velvet and cotton are now available.  Soft furnishings and upholstery aplenty.


our quilted creations


A quick catch-up

What we’ve been up to

The organisers of Redefest, a wonderful local music festival, asked us to repair a damaged 10×8 m2 marquee.  Heavy-duty repairs are certainly within our remit.  Redefest is a volunteer run festival, with two stages and plenty of activities and workshops.  At £6 per adult, £4 per child of £15 per family, I can’t think of anywhere better to be on the 2nd of August!

redefest festival













Source: Redefest http://www.redefest.org.uk/


Hello, welcome to Dizzy Birds!

Thanks for visiting our new Dizzy Birds blog!

Hello! We are Katie and Grace, two dizzy birds who first met three years ago, weirdly, through our landlord.

Katie bland


Grand Designs!


We have run two free community one-day workshops, the first in tranquil Tarset and second in bustling Newcastle.  These were preliminary taster sessions for a bigger project, the Spiral Project, which we hope to roll out nationwide someday as a community event.

Tarset-Spiral tapestry