Work in progress

This is one of my pieces on the Ten theme for the Designing Women 10 years on exhibition in November. It’s wrapped around a canvas, just pinned at the moment and it still needs 10 of something – not sure what yet.

New Stuff

Lace flower free machine embroidered on sticky soluble. 19 x 20cms Not sure what I’ll do with this – maybe it needs to part of a larger piece. New covered journals made from my printed/painted fabrics. Work in progress: it still needs quite a bit more stitching. I’m making it to fit a frame I […]

Blog Prizes

Thanks for all your comments and welcome to those who’ve signed up as followers. Hope you’ll keep visiting and commenting. The 100th follower is Ju-North (prize below made from a project in QA magazine) I got my husband to do the draw for the commenters and the winner is: Judy. Her prize is the little […]

Last week’s workshops

Above: Some of the lovely ladies from Bunbury Creative Textile Group with work from the second day of workshops. The first day we did a little dyeing and lots of printing – the second day was machine embroidery with some foiling, painted vliesofix, burning, solubles, etc.They have a great venue at the Art Centre which […]

New Bag

The bag, front above, back below, is made from scraps of fabric. The base is leftover pieces of rayon dress fabric, scrunched and ironed onto vilene then free machine stitched. The lace is heat transfer dyed curtain fabric. I did the base fabric ages ago with a bag in mind but wasn’t quite sure how […]

ATC Swap & Holey Moley

Received these lovely ATCs in the mail today from Lorna in the UK. She couldn’t decide which one to send so sent both. I’m very lucky, thanks Lorna! I’ve sadly neglected my Holey Moley course but was inspired to do a little yesterday. These are for this months topic: Textures. Above left: texture using the […]

Quilt finished & other stuff

Above: made from the left over bits from another work in progress. I stiched them onto poly chiffon then heat-gunned from the back.Below: The finished quilt ‘Magic Carpet’. I first blogged this quite a while ago. I thought it was going to be a bag but decided it could be a wall piece but when […]

Textile Tantrums

Above is the corner of one of my entries in Dale’s Textile Tantrum exhibition. It’s called Shattered. It’s finished except for the sleeve and label. Below: some flowers I made for my other entry – although I’m not going to use them all. These have taken much longer than I planned but the end is […]

Christmas decoration challenge

These are the decorations I made for the Innovative Stitches November Christmas swap challenge – everyone brought their selection of fabrics, beads, threads etc. which were distributed by a lucky dip. I got quite a large selection of gold and white from Anne so I was inspired to make a collection, including an ATC made […]

Dissolvables at Designing Women

At our first DW meeting this year, I did a mini demo on dissolvable fabrics. This little bowl was one of my samples. It’s fabric and thread scraps between 2 layers of vilene 541 stitched and moulded around a candle. After the demos we had a challenge where we all brought a collection of interesting […]