The Humble Pigeon

How hard it is to draw birds! Well, to make them look like the species you’re aiming for anyway! Earlier this year I read the book Homing, which has a lot to do with pigeons – mainly the homing variety used for sport. Interestingly, pigeon racing was the largest participatory sport in Britain during the … More The Humble Pigeon

Sea Buckthorn Cards

Not my usual colour scheme but good to use my sketchbook designs from last autumn to make these sea buckthorn cards. I made the background some time ago – I don’t often do anything on black fabric – so just had the berries to stamp on top. Then my usual soldering iron/machining technique to add … More Sea Buckthorn Cards


I love making paella, I love eating paella and now I love drawing and stitching it! I picked up a travel brochure recently and noticed a lovely little illustration of paella to accompany an article about fresh food and the design was so inspiring I decided to make use of the idea. Firstly I painted … More Paella

Fractured Cloth

This sample looks so much better in real life! The strong pink overpowers it in this photograph, but nevertheless this is a very effective technique. I found the sample yesterday, along with the instructions, so decided to try the technique again. It is taken from an article in an old copy of Stitch magazine – … More Fractured Cloth

Picture In A Day

An unplanned project – again trying to use up scraps. The flowers and leaves were already cut, left over from previous projects, most of them, but not all, trapped under a layer of net. Base fabric was a piece of wallpaper printed cotton with snipped scraps in places to add some glisten. Not very pleased … More Picture In A Day