Shisha Embroidery

I belong to a textile art and embroidery group called Wye Valley Stitchers and we’ve been planning our programme of activities now that Covid restrictions are lifting somewhat. One suggestion was that we should try Indian Mirror Embroidery – or Shisha. As we’re short of funds and can’t afford to hire a tutor just now…Read more »

Pin-on Fabric Rose

Little fabric flowers can be quite an attractive accessory and with a brooch pin on the back can be used in a variety of ways. Cheer up a plain sunhat or winter beret or scarf. Add to a plain bag or tote and even brighten up soft furnishings like cushion covers and curtains. I have…Read more »

A Library of Stitching Books

Like many sewers I have collected many books embracing stitching and associated subjects. How to categorise my library is a challenge as it embraces so many skills and varieties of craft work. Because my own interests have broadened over time and the studies I’ve done have ranged through so many stitching subjects it’s difficult to…Read more »

Cloth Books

Sometimes called Fabric Art Journals, Cloth Books have so many advantages for the Textile Artist. They are the easy way to keep samples of your course work, your learning and your precious bits and pieces of experiments. They take up so little room but save your inspirational efforts in a small but beautiful form. I…Read more »

What Now?

After the Forest and Rivers Open Studios Art Trail I’m planning new directions. My garage was made to look good by my family. Walls painted, redundant wardrobe painted and hooks added for display, shelves and lighting and a selection of old rugs on the floor. It served the purpose very well and my displays looked…Read more »