Friday, 24 February 2017

Better Late than More delayed, your OCP*

*Obligatory Cat Post

Attempting to hide on a not-well-matched rug

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Nothing Today Has Captured My Heart


This guillotine is for sale - we no longer make the books we bought it for
Buyer collects (South Norfolk, or on my travels, perhaps)
£150 - with all the guides, spare blade etc..

And, following a conversation about bobbins on Facebroke, here are my boxes from my little stash of same at home.. You can't have too many bobbins.. Cotton in the basket, synthetic in the tin, empties in the bag...

Monday, 6 February 2017

Flying Things

Been having Birdy moments

And Big Kites

Saturday, 21 January 2017

More Completions

Autumn Gives Way To Winter - rusted pleated vintage linen, Oakshott and Japanese textured fabrics, screen-print, stitch


Tree Tote bag - Heavy hand-dyed cotton, screen-printed, hand-dyed lining, rainbow webbing handles

Interpolations 10. Screen-print, improv blocks, stitch

Yellow Tree - Screen-printed ground, commercial fabric tree and borders.  Tutorial HERE

Many Moons - cloth made by cleaning out screens, screen-printed layers, commercial cotton and batiks,  hand and machine stitch

Thicket at Sunset - Oakshott, multiple screen-printed layers, applique, hand and machine stitch

Thursday, 19 January 2017

New Work

My Word for the Year is Complete
I've been finishing some older stuff and making a real effort to get everything to the hang-it-up stage
Here is "Reedy"

"Boat with Shrimps"

And "Painted Forest"

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Tweed Cushion

Tigers! Hand-stitched with hand-dyed thread, 15 inches square

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Further to the Silk and Wool Thing

Quite a lot of brooches

Details of a couple with pearl buttons
And this is what happens when it snows bubble-wrap all over the workshop.. Phew! Just in time, we were almost out...

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Mid Winter

And a Merry Solstice to all... And, pray well, for a better year next, please..
Meanwhile, by the Baptist Church, a perfectly Christmassy colour-splash...

Monday, 19 December 2016

Day Six, Back to Normal

Sorted about 10,000 silk scraps, box of wool, made a couple or twelve books,.
 Christmas lunch tomorrow, so this is it.. Thanks for reading...