I spent a happy hour or so painting the centre of a beautiful peony flower I’d been given recently. There is currently a great free project on Este Macleod’s site, which took you through the stages of making this circular design. I wasn’t sure about using the Payne’s Grey colour as the background but I’m … More Peony

Vegetable Printing

Just a pretty picture, printing with potatoes (pebbles) and carrots (flowers). The background is spayed brusho and the navy that looks like seaweed is acrylic ink, blobbed, blown with a straw and then spritzed with water. Clearer in the picture below.

Mystery Guest

Last Wednesday, at Textiles In The Garden, I was talking to a visitor about embedding an organza wheel into glass! I took down the email of the lady in question, in order to email instructions about how to go about sewing such a wheel. Unfortunately, I lost the email address during our clearing up, thought … More Mystery Guest

Thank You

A big thank you to all that supported yesterday’s Textiles In The Garden event at Lindsey. To my delight we have raised £2,065 for Cancer Research UK. This is a marvellous amount and is thanks to a lot of effort from a wide range of people. Friends made cakes, donated prizes for the raffle and … More Thank You

Items For Sale

I have been busy over the Easter weekend making cards for Textiles In The Garden. Cards always sell well as people can buy a mini piece of textile art for a small price. All my cards in recent times have been made on a square 15cm x 15cm card base – still sold as 6 … More Items For Sale

Flower Vase

This is a piece recently finished after a great workshop with Dot Ronaldson. Not sure it needed the second little pot but at the time there seemed to be a lot of white space! Dot’s technique involves decoupage and mulberry papers, stuck down artfully, and then machined. I did my machining very quickly which adds … More Flower Vase

A Bird’s Eye!

I find it very difficult to draw and paint birds, my efforts always turning out too ‘cutesy’. The image above a case in point, recently finished after painting it about eight years ago! I have just got a really great tip though, from an artist called Shari Blaukopf. She has an online class currently on … More A Bird’s Eye!