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

Use It Up!

In my drive to use up materials that I already have – and not buy anything else – I have turned to the huge collection of off-cuts and left-overs I have saved from finished projects. Mainly bits and pieces that are trimmed away or the odd pieces that are sampled before I begin a big … More Use It Up!

Lack Of Planning!

Table top is finished – green mosaic border added to the edge and some grey ‘quilting’ to take away the plainness of the cream linen. Not until the glass on top was having its final clean did I think about this – that when the table is tipped into the fire screen position the circular … More Lack Of Planning!

Table Top Applique

This is a work in progress, the centre section of a design for a small table top. It’s actually one of those vintage ones, like a fire screen, that tips into a sturdy little table. It’s currently got an elaborate piece of crewel work in it, beautiful workmanship but very old fashioned. I designed this … More Table Top Applique