Tuesday, May 15, 2018


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Getting distracted from my work by sunshine and the scent of wisteria.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Spoonflower fabric

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First sale of a fabric length on Spoonflower - so exciting! (You might recognise this grungy surface as the background to my series of engine embroideries).

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Crazy Patchwork

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It's amazing how far these fabric scraps will go. Three nice big crazy patchwork cushions for the sofa.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Celtic Triskele Brooches

I have just been adding these little brooches/badges to my Etsy shop - a little late for St Patrick's Day but hey ho.
I have been having great fun designing and making these, they are entirely embroidered onto a removable backing (badge film) then attached to a 25mm round pin back.   The challenge is to adjust the stitch density and pull so that the design holds together without any gaps and doesn't distort into an oval as it stitches. Having no background fabric means I can easily make them in any colour combination I fancy and I am also using up the offcuts of badge film left from making larger pieces.  If you would like me to make you one in a different colour scheme, just let me know.

Next step is to try them with thicker threads for a hand-stitched look and with some other motifs.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Setting up at Nature in Art

Quick peek behind the scenes, Liz and Jenn setting up our exhibition yesterday.  No matter how much we plan beforehand, we always end up rearranging everything.  It looked different again by the time we had finished.

Don't forget to pop in and see us (and pick up some gifts from our sales table) at Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester - open until Nov 19th (closed Monday) 10-5.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Nature in Art Exhibition

Only a few days to go until we set up this exhibition - so excited. We spent yesterday laying out all the work and figuring out how to arrange it - always a bit of a challenge with a group of 13 artists working in different sizes, colours and styles.  I may be biased, but I think it will look amazing.  My new business cards arrived just in time too - look closely and you will see some of my little birds peeking out.

We are at Nature in Art Gallery and Museum, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PG.  Two miles north of Gloucester on the A38.  November 7th-19th, 10am -5pm, closed Mondays (entrance fee to museum applies).