Felt Christmas Decorations

To make your own little decorations to put on the tree you will need some shape templates, felt, stuffing, embroidery thread, decorative sparkly beads and sequins, some cord or ribbon, marker pens to use on the felt, and your scissors & sewing kit. First search on Google for Christmas Shapes and click on images –…Read more »

Textile Art Books

I can’t resist buying books. Whenever I come up with a new idea for a product I always want to support my own inspiration with the skills and experience of others which they’ve often set out in a book. Of course it’s exciting when a new book arrives and I always feel some small treasure…Read more »

Indian Wood Block Printing

I’ve been making examples of how block prints can be used and enhanced. Not wanting to just stamp shapes onto a purchased calico bag or a ready-made scarf I’ve used my own ideas and designs. I have a lovely selection of these wooden blocks and I like to extend their use and benefits by encouraging…Read more »

Indian Style Fun

I’ve been trying out some new ideas with an Indian theme. I belong to a stitching group called Wye Valley Stitchers. We meet together in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire which is in the famed Wye Valley, an area of natural beauty enhanced by the River Wye as it wends its way through the Forest of Dean and…Read more »