Tutleymutley Arts

Terri Bate

  • United Kingdom

“I can spin your pet's fur and/or paint their portrait”

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About Tutleymutley Arts

Tutleymutley Arts

I'm a woolgatherer, spinner, artist and I just love to turn your pet's throwaway fluff into beautiful yarn.

Terri Bate is tutleymutley: textile artist, knitter, spinner, teacher, designer, painter, illustrator and cartoonist.   

She was born and still lives in Devon, UK (albeit having lived in Wisconsin, Wales and London in the inbetween years).  She has worked on the buses and as a midwife, but her passion is knitting, yarn-making, and enthusing about colour and texture.  She retired from the day (night?)  job to follow her dream and concentrate on all things textile a few years back.  To date, this has included  organising knitting retreats; designing knitting patterns; teaching beginning to advanced  knitting; teaching spinning to beginners; demonstrating spinning in schools and at local Fairs and Shows  and running knitting and spinning clubs locally.   

However, on April Fool's day 2016 she set off to scratch another itch and go explore the world. Leaving hubby at home to keep house, she endeavoured to cycle (as much as possible in the time allowed) to Australia. She flew back from Brisbane to Lisboa end of the summer 2017 and cycled home again via the Camino de Santiago. During that time she painted and drew random things and her skills improved accordingly. She now feels confident that she can capture YOUR pet's likeness in a fast and loose manner...

Coming home has been like putting on a pair of comfy old slippers again - but TErri really does miss her old chocolate Labrador hugely That's him in the picture above of Terri demonstrating spinning at Devon County Show. .

Terri has had several knitting patterns published and her artwork could be seen regularly  on the back of the now defunct Yarnmaker magazine.