Mosaic Lampshade

I have had so much fun making this lampshade, using a kit I’ve had for a year or so. The lamp base I’ve probably had for nearly twenty years – it’s been in the loft waiting for a much needed coat of paint before being called into use with the shade. The recently made mosaic … More Mosaic Lampshade

The Rambling Thread

Having fulfilled some workshops at the beginning of the year – thoroughly enjoying my sessions with those talented groups – I have decided to step down from teaching. I will be removing all my workshops from this site but will add details of a talk I am compiling called The Rambling Thread. I have been … More The Rambling Thread

Wisteria

This wisteria panel had been pinned on my workroom wall – unfinished – for well over a year. It’s a large piece – 40cm x 100cm – and I have photographed it in situ, as it was always planned that I would hang it between two beams in our bedroom. I made a large piece, … More Wisteria

Drop Cloth Art

Whenever I remember I now put a piece of fabric underneath anything I am working on when I am using paints and dyes. It absorbs the wet paints better than paper but also gives me a ready made surface for wiping my fingers or simply taking the excess off a used stencil. Often I use … More Drop Cloth Art

March Book Of The Month – Mosaic

Concertina book, with pages made of watercolour paper, painted with brusho before using the recently made mosaic stencil. Acrylic paint with added embossing powder. Cover made with painted mount board, smaller pieces of the watercolour paper collaged on the front in patchwork fashion. Small metal button added, first coloured with alcohol ink.

Xpandaprint

Several years ago I made this piece, using a kunin felt substitute called efco polyester felt, which I believe is a German product. I still have some left – in black and white – and have attempted to look it up and see as to its availability. I have found some pre-cut shapes and some … More Xpandaprint

Mosaic

Here is my finished mosaic panel – rather a wonky shot but it will be lined up properly when it is mounted. I have really enjoyed this project, taking on something that I wouldn’t normally have attempted. The machine stitching was the speedy part, but the selection and cutting of the fabrics took a long … More Mosaic

Coastal Path Mosaic

I am posting two pictures of some work in progress – a mosaic project led by Pat Dennis at our Creative Stitch group. I have just finished the fabric stage, having previously transferred my design to the calico background, painted it and then applied all my tiny fabric pieces. Photographing now in case my stitching … More Coastal Path Mosaic

Straight Stitch

I am currently sorting, organising and re-arranging my sewing room – trying to go through everything in order to make more room and decide what I really need to keep. I have too much fabric, thread, paper, beads – that’s without all the hundreds (and I do mean hundreds) of samples I have made over … More Straight Stitch