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The Year of the Sea

2018 sees Wales celebrating the Year of the Sea and this theme has been taken up by Swansea Festival of Stitch to challenge individuals to create unique works of textile art for the various exhibitions around Swansea between 10-24 August. … Continue reading

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By the Sea

It seems an age since I have posted anything on the blog so I thought today would have to be the day that I shared my current work in progress. Inspired by recent visits to the beach and painting fabric … Continue reading

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Stencilling and Machine Embroidery

I have recently been busy dyeing fabric, stencilling and practising my free machine embroidery and below are some of the results This panel was indigo dyed and then stamped before I stencilled the flowers on using a freezer paper stencil. … Continue reading

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More Postcards!

Today I went to a Cutting Edge workshop to make postcards – yes more!!! I decided on the one design of the one below after rummaging through photographs and it gave me the opportunity to practice my free machine embroidery. … Continue reading

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A Postcard from New Zealand

Inspired by a recent trip to New Zealand I decided it was time to pull out all the samples of fabics that I jave painted, printed or dyed over the last couple of years to use them to make a … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

I seem to have been on a roll making wallhangings recently. This latest one of White Rabbit was started when I got frustrated with my WW1 Commemorative quilt, which I did eventually finish. I have used a loose fabric collage … Continue reading

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Creating Fairy Shoes

Yesterday I learnt how to make fairy shoes! Not the most useful accessory you might say but it was a lovely day with friends creating tiny shoes for those little fairies that live at the bottom of the garden. I … Continue reading

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Book Covers

Along with a few other people I have recently been busy making book covers. I made this one to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. I have used the loose fabric collage technique to make White Rabbit. I … Continue reading

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Making Lace with Soluble Fabric

Yesterday I went to a workshop to learn how to make lace with soluble fabric which was really good a left me with lots of ideas for its use! Finished pieces included a butterfly – my first attempt And then … Continue reading

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Another Book Cover?

I seem to be hooked on making book covers at the moment. I have now started a book cover for a friend who is visiting India in April. The fabric has been hand dyed by my good friend Isobelle – … Continue reading

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