Lacey Lutradur

I am trying to build up some coastal elements – pebbles and plants – in a variety of separate little pieces, with a view to combining them in some way. It’s really just an excuse to experiment and a good way to use up some of my materials. Here I have stencilled some Xpandaprint through … More Lacey Lutradur

Fishing Harbour

Last week we were lucky enough to be in Cornwall stepping back on the South West Coastal Path. We stayed at Mevagissey and on the last day, ‘proper’ walking all finished, we strolled down to the harbour and I took lots of snaps of the fishing nets, baskets and chains all around the waterside. Mevagissey … More Fishing Harbour

Holiday Project

Today I am getting ready to go away for a week’s walking in Cornwall and easily distracted as I am I found this piece, based on a large cactus plant that I used for my inspiration. It was an exercise in straight stitch. You can see below that it is made from two layers of … More Holiday Project


Alexanders, Smymium olusatrum, line the coastal paths at this time of year and this picture was taken close to Cromer last week. The Latin name means ‘parsley of Alexandria’ and all parts of the plant are edible. It is often confused with cow parsley (an old name is ‘horse parsley’) but the stems are much … More Alexanders

Cathedral Window

Another follow-up to the excellent free workshops on that were recently offered. This class was by Jennifer Collier and she showed various techniques with paper and vintage ephemera, all of which caught my imagination. For this practise sample I used some printed tea bag paper with inserts of copper and metallic paper. Jennifer Collier … More Cathedral Window

Mermaid Of Zennor

I have been taking part in the Community Stitch Challenge 2021 run by – 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

Mini Kimono

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

Zingy Colours

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.