This is a ‘try out’ – a floral wreath with the flowers printed onto calico in acrylic paint and then machined to give the details. A few glaring mistakes here, the main one being my mistaken belief that I could cover up the green leaves with the flower paint when I printed on top. Never … More Floral Wreath
Sewn over many years, English paper pieced hexagons were made into the traditional Grandmother’s Garden blocks. It has taken a pandemic to get me to sew them all together! This entailed hand stitching, but only in the evenings. The entire quilt is made of recycled, vintage fabrics – not quilted yet!
Some tea lights, made from a kit, in some of the wallpaper printed fabric. Below are the scraps, assembled on vilene, in order to make some coasters.
In my quest to use up the large stock of materials I have at home I have spent most of today – since early morning – printing lots of large pieces of fabric. I have used simple, inexpensive materials to produce a big batch of useable prints, which I hope to make good use of … More Printing With Wallpaper
Recently a friend recommended Sally Hirst’s lotus book tutorial, using gelli plate prints to create the double sided pages. I haven’t used my gelli plate for simply ages and it was great yesterday to spend some time playing around with paint and my Japanese stencils. The excellent tutorial can be found on YouTube.
I really should have taken a photograph of the old oak tray that I used for this project. I had kept it in the loft for some years always intending to re-use it; it was tatty and unloved with a piece of tray cloth inside with an embroidery of a crinoline lady on it! So … More Pebble Tray
This is cow parsley growing in our garden – I love it! We have it all over the place and my husband even mows around it in the lawn! Below is a small sample of some machine embroidered cow parsley – maybe it can be applied to something at a later date? It would look … More Cow Parsley
Absolutely the last time I will use my coastal path mosaic stencil!
I have had so much fun making this lampshade, using a kit I’ve had for a year or so. The lamp base I’ve probably had for nearly twenty years – it’s been in the loft waiting for a much needed coat of paint before being called into use with the shade. The recently made mosaic … More Mosaic Lampshade
Having fulfilled some workshops at the beginning of the year – thoroughly enjoying my sessions with those talented groups – I have decided to step down from teaching. I will be removing all my workshops from this site but will add details of a talk I am compiling called The Rambling Thread. I have been … More The Rambling Thread