So to Sewing


Inspired by the enormously talented Morwenna Catt and her wonderful quirky stoles, I felt compelled to make something similar... I have all this fabric and trimmings and whatnot, sitting around waiting to be purposed. And what better purpose than a mad turquoise friend. I was aiming for a cat shaped face, but looks a little … Continue reading So to Sewing

Quilt update


Although I'm still painting and all - this quilt is obsession de jour. There's a real autumnal feel in the air the last couple of days - so stitching away! Having trimmed, washed, de-fluffed and thoroughly considered my stacks of velvet patches I deceid the best way forward would be to take the smallest length … Continue reading Quilt update

Quilty Time


See what I did there? *snigger* September's just round the corner and me and the Inner Kid are looking forward to some cosiness. We reeeeeally want a velvet quilt in which to snuggle. Now, something like 15 years ago we made one. It was a patchwork of scavanged velvet from car boot sales and charity … Continue reading Quilty Time

textile adventures


I'm always striving to find new directions of creativity to explore (given that I can't settle on any preference, might as well try as much as I can find). Last weekend I spent learning the art of machine embroidery from the very inspirational Gina Ferrari. I'd only ever dabbled with this sort of machining before … Continue reading textile adventures