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
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.
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
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
Please do not forget about the fundraising event tomorrow at Cob Cottage, Lindsey. The event begins at 10 o’clock and runs until 2 o’clock. Unfortunately rain is forecast, but we are going to be smiling through and hope that our awnings will provide shelter from the rain. This is East Anglia, so I’m sure it … More May 4th, 10 – 2 o’clock Cob Cottage, Lindsey
It’s been great breathing new life into old pieces of work that have sat languishing for years! The piece above has been in a suitcase under the spare bed, so I have remounted it on fresh watercolour paper and given it a lovely jade mount. This piece has finally been sewn onto foamboard and then … More More Items For Fundraising 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
Above is the flyer for an upcoming fundraiser at Cob Cottage, hopefully going ahead in the garden with the aid of awnings and good weather! Tea, coffee and cake on offer, along with lots of textile items for sale. Greetings cards, pictures, teaching samples and various other textile gifts being sold in aid of Cancer … More Textiles In The Garden – Fundraising Event
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
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!