Mystery Guest

Last Wednesday, at Textiles In The Garden, I was talking to a visitor about embedding an organza wheel into glass! I took down the email of the lady in question, in order to email instructions about how to go about sewing such a wheel. Unfortunately, I lost the email address during our clearing up, thought … More Mystery Guest

Thank You

A big thank you to all that supported yesterday’s Textiles In The Garden event at Lindsey. To my delight we have raised £2,065 for Cancer Research UK. This is a marvellous amount and is thanks to a lot of effort from a wide range of people. Friends made cakes, donated prizes for the raffle and … More Thank You

Items For Sale

I have been busy over the Easter weekend making cards for Textiles In The Garden. Cards always sell well as people can buy a mini piece of textile art for a small price. All my cards in recent times have been made on a square 15cm x 15cm card base – still sold as 6 … More Items For Sale

Flower Vase

This is a piece recently finished after a great workshop with Dot Ronaldson. Not sure it needed the second little pot but at the time there seemed to be a lot of white space! Dot’s technique involves decoupage and mulberry papers, stuck down artfully, and then machined. I did my machining very quickly which adds … More Flower Vase

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