Thursday, 9 March 2017

Spelling Police Called Out - Blue Lights


Possibly the Morals Committee too...

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Dye Lots, and Lots, and Lots



Been frightfully busy, with much coloured water and string...
Hand-dye packs, and a million skeins of thread... Aaaargh, back complains...

Meanwhile, the Puss has had Tail Trouble, and has had to stand firmly on it with both feet to prevent undue mischief


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

Paperwork...



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

Detail

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...