I have loved creating these textile tiles, made in one large piece and then sliced into one inch squares and reassembled. It’s been great to plan the colour scheme and then use up lots of fabric scraps, plus using transfoil has always been one of my favourite things. I also love the serendipity of cutting … More Inchie Tiles
Three mini landscapes which need to be mounted separately. I am trying to finish and organise as much as I can in preparation for a charity sale at our home in early May. Final date to be confirmed but I am getting together lots of pictures, cards and samples which I will endeavour to post … More Mini Landscapes
A follow on piece from Gwen Hedley’s Stitch Camp project with the marks and shapes less random and more pebble and beach-like. South West Coastal Path inspiration obviously!
Three old(ish) pieces of work made into cushions. All bordered with the same thick linen fabric, which will be hard wearing but boy did it fray! From left to right, first cushion was an allium painting that I had printed onto cotton and then embroidered with a mixture of hand and machine stitch. The middle … More Three Cushions
I found a pretty piece of silk, decorated with gelatos, that I thought would make a nice background for a little stitchery. Simple appliqued shapes, straight stitches and plenty of beads!
Last year I picked up some driftwood from a little cove in South Devon. One of the pieces looked like a bird’s head so I have used the driftwood to create a simple sculpture, stuck together with wood glue on a plinth made from scrap wood. It was quite hard to get the driftwood to … More Driftwood Sculpture
Above is a detail from from the wonderful Stitch Camp that was run last week by Textileartist.org, who organise an annual free workshop for stitchers all over the world. This year’s free workshop was run by Gwen Hedley who guided us through five days of mark-making and stitch in order to produce the work above. … More Stitch Camp
These nine little patches began as a project that I have been thinking about for a long while. Some years ago, at the Knitting and Stitching Show, I had admired a collection of mini textile pieces, each individually framed on a large wall space. There must have been between fifty and a hundred small pieces, … More Coastal Path Finds
Painted this morning – with humour! Not a list of my new year resolutions, more an aide memoire of all the things that I should be doing every day – that’s before I have started anything remotely ‘arty’! The older I get, the longer the list! Going to prop this up in the kitchen so … More New Year ‘To Do’ List!
I started this seahorse about a year ago when I had bought a fabric remnant depicting lovely fifties style seaweeds and plants. Rather an odd colour scheme but I really liked the plant images and it was a bargain! The idea of the seahorse came about as I have several very large vintage embroidery transfers … More Seahorse