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
Good use of one of my teabag dyeing drop cloths – a quick machined applique.