Welcome to dreamspinner

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I am Linda Talbot and this is a site for The Sea Songs Collection; my art in mixed media and hand-stitched accessories. edit-cover_STORM_POEMSI have long been addicted to the quirky, unexpected and surreal and you can share the outcome of this addiction in my pictures and hand-stitched fabrics. Many images reflect my short stories for adults and children (accessed on lindajtalbot.wordpress.com).

I have always written and, as a journalist, reviewed art exhibitions and interviewed artists in London for more than 30 years. In my spare time, when not writing short stories, I painted and hand-stitched clothes, wallhangings and accessories, especially bags.

I came to live in Crete in 2000 and my first commission was for a wallhanging with pockets embroidered with Minoan and Egyptian images, for the manager of a nearby hotel.

 I have since had seven art exhibitions here, specialising in collage. But I enjoy experimenting, using materials from charcoal and watercolour to acrylic and sand. And techniques from wet in wet to monotype .

This developed into mixed media workshops which can be enjoyed at  “Sea Songs” – my studio in Maleme, western Crete and at the nearby Mistral Hotel. Visit the links to ART for more details. And go to NEWS for forthcoming events, etc. I have left in reviews of previous exhibitions, since the artists involved continue to create and their work may be followed elsewhere.