Why a new blog? I want to share ideas, pictures and methods for fun and interesting projects and tutorials. Just learning how to use the software first but hoping those of you who like reading a blog will find something useful to follow. Currently I’m making a quilt with a village theme. Lots of colourful houses…Read more »
That’s what I am. I really don’t like leaving projects unfinished. But sometimes the excitement of starting something new overtakes the desire to finish and stuff gets put ‘on hold’. So now I have to pick up my Cathedral Window quilted runner and start it again after it has languished in a box for several…Read more »
I decided to make a series of linen handbags as a medium to showcase a range of different embellishing techniques in textile art. It’s taking longer than I had hoped due to numerous other things to do but so far I’ve tried embroidered felt designs; printing on fabric then embellishing with hand embroidery; needleturn appliqued…Read more »
Been making bags as a canvas for different stitching techniques including hand embroidery, needlepoint applique, block printing with embroidery, machine embroidery, felt applique and vintage lace decoration.
The Embroidered birds on this cushion cover are from a project in the Australian ‘Inspirations’ Magazine which they have named ‘Twitter’. Very cheerful result and with a comprehensive range of embroidery stitches, many not often used previously by me and my friends.
If you’ve got an embroidery sewing machine it’s fun to make flowers with organza in a rainbow of colours. There are so many machine embroidery patterns to be found on the internet and 3D flowers are the ones to use . They come in a variety of petal sizes and you can make the flowers…Read more »
For this you don’t need a sow’s ear but you will need some gorgeous silk Dupion. I had lots of this beautiful material left over from previous excursions into wall hangings and exquisite bags. Still have loads left for future plans in delicious colours but have released a lot of it to my crafting friends…Read more »
The hot unforgettable Summer of 2018 is gone but I captured some memories. A medieval festival takes place in Tewkesbury each year when the battle of Tewkesbury during the Wars of The Roses 1471 is remembered and replayed. The town is bedecked with banners and floral displays in July ready for the re-enactment battle across…Read more »