Scots Pines

This is the scene I had in mind when I did a workshop yesterday when the teacher Caroline Hyde-Brown said we would focus on scots pines. Although we looked at pictures of the trees in the Breckland area of Norfolk I had these magnificent specimens in mind from October of this year when we walked … More Scots Pines

Ivy Christmas Cards

I have already made all my Christmas cards – a candle design cut from the large pieces of the paper strip backgrounds that I posted about in August. I made up some more in reds and greens, using some Japanese papers that I collected on holiday. The design was very simple and it was quick … More Ivy Christmas Cards

Beaded Oak Leaf

Last week at Creative Stitch one of our members, a talented beader, guided us in a shibori leaf project. When planning we prepared a length of silk to use on one half of the leaf design – a thin strip, wrapped around a bottle and tied tightly with crochet cotton. I’m sure that this is … More Beaded Oak Leaf

Sutton Hoo

This week I have visited Sutton Hoo to see the new exhibition centre and while there we walked the trails around the estate. I was taken with the ferns and how they displayed so many colours, despite the damp, murky conditions. In these photos the brown fronds almost look purple. We strolled around the River … More Sutton Hoo

Japanese Folder

I have collected lots of paper scraps and ephemera from a recent trip to Japan, all with a particular project in mind. I want to make a folder to keep all my postcards and leaflets in from something called ‘fabric paper’. This is a technique from a super book I have, quite old now, called … More Japanese Folder

Flowers And Felt

Creative Stitch welcomed Caroline Hyde-Brown recently for her Forage and Felt workshop – a lovely relaxed day, where we used real flowers with subtle shades of felt to make delicate pictures.