Monday, 17 July 2017

Wee Woad Bag

On the final day of the courses I will be teaching at Chateau Dumas the students will make a little bag to use up accumulated scraps and fabric that they will have dyed with woad. Here is a teaching sample....
Those of you are coming to join me in France , I am getting excited and hope you are too!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Little Ship

Tattered old flag spotted in a tiny museum in Deal. Think it had something to do with the "Little Ships" and the D Day landings but whatever it is just a lovely design. Can't find any info on the internet...



Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Great Dixter inspired

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Great Dixter in Kent and was blown away by the colour combinations in the garden. Here are two small pieces I have made in response to my own photographs. they are not quite finished yet but nearly there...
Not sure about them as they are much brighter than I usually work!




Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Stitch - Illo

I feel privileged to have been selected for inclusion in Stitch-Illo, a new publication from Uppercase magazine. 46 artists from all around the world are featured in separate chapters. It is a beautiful book and if you are interested in Textile Art or want to be introduced to some makers you have not heard of then this book is for you. Here is a link with info



Sunday, 25 June 2017

Shore Birds

have been on  holiday this last week staying  in a shack on the beach. It's been a good place to birdwatch and we even remembered the binoculars! 
Here are a Little Tern, Godwit and Sanderling - all made this week.





Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Garland Flowers

Last week I was teaching near Scarborough and drove home the coast way through Robin Hoods Bay. It is always special to drive past Old St Stephens and be reminded of the Maidens Garlands and how I had a happy time making my own for the long forgotten dead girls in the Victorian grave yard.
read more about it HERE
I am absolutely DISGUSTED that you can now do "Champing" in this beautiful old church with its painted wooden pews and special history. No respect............





Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Little

 Little collages for cards