A Bird’s Eye!

I find it very difficult to draw and paint birds, my efforts always turning out too ‘cutesy’. The image above a case in point, recently finished after painting it about eight years ago! I have just got a really great tip though, from an artist called Shari Blaukopf. She has an online class currently on … More A Bird’s Eye!

Inchie Tiles

I have loved creating these textile tiles, made in one large piece and then sliced into one inch squares and reassembled. It’s been great to plan the colour scheme and then use up lots of fabric scraps, plus using transfoil has always been one of my favourite things. I also love the serendipity of cutting … More Inchie Tiles

Mini Landscapes

Three mini landscapes which need to be mounted separately. I am trying to finish and organise as much as I can in preparation for a charity sale at our home in early May. Final date to be confirmed but I am getting together lots of pictures, cards and samples which I will endeavour to post … More Mini Landscapes

Three Cushions

Three old(ish) pieces of work made into cushions. All bordered with the same thick linen fabric, which will be hard wearing but boy did it fray! From left to right, first cushion was an allium painting that I had printed onto cotton and then embroidered with a mixture of hand and machine stitch. The middle … More Three Cushions

Cyclamen

I found a pretty piece of silk, decorated with gelatos, that I thought would make a nice background for a little stitchery. Simple appliqued shapes, straight stitches and plenty of beads!

Driftwood Sculpture

Last year I picked up some driftwood from a little cove in South Devon. One of the pieces looked like a bird’s head so I have used the driftwood to create a simple sculpture, stuck together with wood glue on a plinth made from scrap wood. It was quite hard to get the driftwood to … More Driftwood Sculpture

Stitch Camp

Above is a detail from from the wonderful Stitch Camp that was run last week by Textileartist.org, who organise an annual free workshop for stitchers all over the world. This year’s free workshop was run by Gwen Hedley who guided us through five days of mark-making and stitch in order to produce the work above. … More Stitch Camp

Coastal Path Finds

These nine little patches began as a project that I have been thinking about for a long while. Some years ago, at the Knitting and Stitching Show, I had admired a collection of mini textile pieces, each individually framed on a large wall space. There must have been between fifty and a hundred small pieces, … More Coastal Path Finds