Another follow-up to the excellent free workshops on TextileArtist.org that were recently offered. This class was by Jennifer Collier and she showed various techniques with paper and vintage ephemera, all of which caught my imagination. For this practise sample I used some printed tea bag paper with inserts of copper and metallic paper. Jennifer Collier … More Cathedral Window
I have been taking part in the Community Stitch Challenge 2021 run by TextileArtist.org – the first free class having been given by the founder Sue Stone. It’s a great workshop and I’ve taken part in it with several friends and we’ve been sharing our progress. It has been really enjoyable undertaking something so different … More Mermaid Of Zennor
A beautiful piece of Japanese fabric – bought for me by my daughter – inspired this piece. The fabric was sold as a handkerchief but I thought it needed a better use. I have had this kimono pattern for many years and it is from an old edition of Patchwork and Quilting magazine (August 2004) … More Mini Kimono
A quick piece, using up a coloured background from my teabag dyeing and some scraps of silk velvet that already had bondaweb on the back. Machining to attach the shapes and a little hand stitch to finish.
This colour chart was made early last summer, when the days were light and sunny and being told to stay home – and paint and sew – seemed like a luxury! Nearly a year on the motivation to be creative and use our time productively has somewhat waned. The paint chart developed from an idea … More Colours Of Cornwall
The February Sketchbook Challenge finishes today and after making twenty eight collages I feel it’s time to have a huge clear up and put away all my newly made papers, collected ephemera and Mod Podge. Paper wise I definitely have much more than I started with! As usual have flip flopped around, not sticking to … More February Sketchbook Challenge
I saw these hanging mobiles with the little crocodile clips in a catalogue and thought they would provide a novel way of displaying work. As part of our Sketchbook Challenge for February and the on-going collage work I cut up some watercolour paper into small rectangles and used them to make mini pictures. I had … More Sea Life Mobile
Two recent collages based on the snowdrops in our garden.
For the month of February I participate in a Page-A-Day Sketchbook Challenge, which involves working in my sketchbook every day and posting the results on a Pinterest board with all the other artists taking part. It is now in its third year and we currently have nineteen artists taking part and the breadth of art … More Sketchbook Challenge
This beautiful piece of work is the result of a collaboration between four textile friends – Jo Zsibrita, Dorothy Ronaldson, Pat Dennis and myself. The idea being to produce a small textile ‘starter’ that would be passed around to the other three members of the group, each adding their own unique work to the piece. … More Project For Four – Follow Up