Category Archives: textiles

July Studio Day – Part 2

there is nothing more companionable than sitting in a beautiful spot, chatting, crafting and sketching together sharing photos and tiny tendrilly stone and wire sculptures  and seeing how our different items sit together perched on 200 year old juniper still … Continue reading

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July Studio Day – part 1

Glorious day to sit and create with a wonderful bunch of artists and and a perky little terrier ……..

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Throw.n

Nearly finished …. There is always a mini feeling of sadness when a big project is coming to an end, like when you arrive at the last chapter in a great novel and you don’t want to leave the world … Continue reading

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Wild Daffodil at Society6

I have tried to hold back until a few things are sorted out before sharing a new online shop with you all – but it’s no good, I just can’t wait any more! Society6 is an online shop based in America. … Continue reading

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Fun with Felt

Yumsk! Those colours just make my heart sing! After a taxing week I was SO looking forward to Saturday’s Felt Making Workshop led by, local artist, Di Pattinson. There is something soothing and wonderful about a group of women crafting … Continue reading

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Bright colours to greet the Sun!!!

The sun is out and I’m wanting to wear bright colours and have them all around me! it was iHanna who inspired me to wear turquoise nail varnish, and then I found all these other gorgeous colours too – yummy! … Continue reading

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Fabric Doodle

Still following the black and white doodle theme (it’s not out of my system yet) I have started on fabric – one metre of unbleached calico This was the result of a day with my housebound 85 year old Mum. … Continue reading

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Workshops!

Eeek! Exciting! One of our lovely blog readers – Pat of the glorious Grass Wave (more photos to come in another post – it’s coming on beautifully) Has asked me to put together some workshops to run in the Hall … Continue reading

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Studio Day Sunday

Four of us gathered at the huts on Sunday for our second Studio Day of the year. I found it hard to get myself there, tired from a busy week and a late night and the weather wasn’t helping – … Continue reading

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Crazy Patchwork.

I’m still loving the freedom and joy of crazy-patchwork: textiles       and paper   I realised yesterday how well this sits in the crazy patchwork of my life – so many different elements jostling for attention in any … Continue reading

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Machine embroidery

Ever since my wonderful day in London with Lauren Shanley, I have been itching to spend long hours at the sewing machine, and at last I have managed to have a couple of clear days buzzing awayLauren was about to … Continue reading

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One in cottons, the other in silks

Continuing with photos of my fabulous day with Lauren Shanley, having created what might be a cushion cover, in cotton fabric for the first piece, Lauren then suggested we use some silks and a strong element of black in the … Continue reading

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Painting with fabric and thread

I had a wonderful day with Lauren! I am pretty tired but wanted to get some pictures on here tonight…   pinning blocks on fabric to a background ready to zig-zag all the edges I have done a little of … Continue reading

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Lauren Shanley tomorrow!

Last November I mentioned that my wonderful children and their partners had joined together to give me a one-to-one workshop with Lauren Shanley and at last the time has arrived! I will be setting off before dawn tomorrow to get the … Continue reading

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Links

Great idea Tammy of Daisy Yellow to share the links to 5 blogs Here are some of my favourites: Quinn Creative Great thought provoking articles with lots of links to other blogs and art journaling. Matt Scrumptious crochet, wonderful colours and … Continue reading

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Relaxation, collage style

I have returned home from Wales thick with cold, so I am having a very cosy time in front of the fire today. Last night I was feeling too tired to do anything that needed thought or planning, and having … Continue reading

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Cushion with a pocket

The back of the cushion (front can be seen in the previous post) Larger concentric squares do not have so many ends to sew in Once the pocket had E’s favourite flower on it it was appliquéd in the middle … Continue reading

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How about this for a wreath

Blog hopping again – just come in from helping my son move some cows on the cliffs near Durdle Door here he is on a sunnier day It was blowing a hoolie and we got soaked but I LOVE helping … Continue reading

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Hearts

Whilst Blog-hopping I came across this pattern. Creative bloggers are SO generous! So please credit Jackie Loewen if you use this pattern – and you can pay a visit to her blog by clicking on her name above, to see more … Continue reading

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Lauren Shanley

I love wandering along the South Bank in London, lovely atmosphere and always something going on. About 15 years ago I discovered Gabriel’s Wharf and in it Lauren Shanley‘s shop. My daughter and I spent a happy time revelling in the colours … Continue reading

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Oo La La Hair Do’s

Fine head gear modelling

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fairy knits

Time to introduce my life long obsession with knitting. My Mum taught me to knit when i was 5 and I haven’t stopped since.     I am currently inspired by my grandchildren to design fairy themed clothes.  

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Mandala

bits of these doodles feel like textile designs to me and i have been searching the net to see if i can get any digitally printed. found a couple of companies that do this so now the tricky problem of … Continue reading

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