Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Ducklet Season

We have had two ducks in the yard this year, sitting patiently in opposite flowerbeds.. The first brood hatched on Monday, and here's one.. By gum, they are hard to photograph this time, as the pond is so weedy

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Quilters' Guild AGM, Torquay

Lots of Quilts.. Loads of interest..

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


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