Envelopes and Pouches

These envelopes are samples from an old workshop I used to teach, but the technique is useful for all sorts of things, particularly book and album covers. Below are some heart-shaped pouches made in exactly the same way. I have instruction sheets for the layered technique, plus a separate one for the organza flowers, which … More Envelopes and Pouches

Project For Four

Two little pieces, both stitched for an upcoming project with three friends. The idea is to produce a small starter piece which is then, at monthly intervals, passed on to the other group members to be worked. That means it can be enlarged, embellished, covered, cut, anything goes – just altered and added to in … More Project For Four

Christmas Stars

I always make my Christmas cards early and this year is no exception. I send a lot of handmade cards to friends and family so I like to think of an idea that is quick, easy and effective. This time I came across a pack of fifty 4 x 4″ cards that I’d obviously bought … More Christmas Stars

Textile Cards

I have been busy lately producing some batches of cards, all made with the same technique but in lots of different themes. All the cards have been made on a 6 x 6 inch blank base, the idea being that one could send the card with a view to it being framed. As small square … More Textile Cards

The Happy Crab

One of the most enjoyable stitching projects I have completed in recent months was my plate of paella! I liked the finished picture so much that I wanted to make a companion piece, but didn’t really want to make another plate of food. Keeping to the seafood theme though, and similar colours and techniques, I … More The Happy Crab