Sunday, 27 October 2013


Wow how fantastic, I just won another giveaway, lovely fabric scraps from Christi at
My luck seems to be in these days.

Thursday, 24 October 2013


Flora arrived today, she is big sister to Enid who arrived a little over a month ago. They have been happily united. They have both travelled from deep in the  countryside via
 Anthropomorphica Artdolloddities 
Flora was again exquisitely packaged and arrived with both her and 
Enid's stories written in beautiful script. Anthropomorphica also has a blog.
Enid and Flora

Wednesday, 23 October 2013


I have just passed my 200th post so I think a giveaway is in order. If the bowl is travelling overseas I will not be able to include the lichens. The bowl is very small.
As am not here for a few days in the near future I will not be picking a name until Monday 4th November.
Please leave a comment and I will pick your name out of the proverbial hat.

Sunday, 20 October 2013


Moonshine, view from back of house

Sunset, view from front
Images taken within two minutes of each other. The top one is very grainy as I had to play about with it but I quite like that effect.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Weaving and Stitching

Stitching in progress

Three very small weavings waiting to be mounted
Three posts in one day a bit over the top, just to prove I have been working as well.

Part 2

Blogger was being a pain and not letting me type where I wanted hence part 2. I have been in Lyme Regis for a week, part stewarding at the South West Textile Group's exhibition, go and visit if you can, and part holiday.

 We went via Wimborne Minster to see  'The Journey: Exploring the Nature of Mending part curated by Jacy Wall. An interesting and thought provoking exhibition at Walford Mill

Then on to Lyme Regis where we had a lovely week and I found a fossil at Charmouth.
Since I've been back I went to see the Matthew Harris exhibition at Stroud Museum with one of my textile groups, always a joy to see his work. I have lots of images but probably should post them, but might put one up anyway.
View from rented flat

View from flat

View from flat

Lyme Regis from the Cobb, made famous in the film of The French Lieutenant's Woman

Thought this was amusing

Rock patterns - Charmouth

Reflection of sunset

Matthew Harris's work

Having Fun Days Out part 1

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun, two weeks since my last blog. In that time I have been to Barrington Court to see an amazing exhibition as part of Somerset Arts Week which included work by Laura Ellen Bacon, weaver of willow, Maeve Clancy who works with paper, and Laura Youngson Coll a leather worker. I also fell in love with the work of local tapestry weaver Jacy Wall.
Laura Ellen Bacon

Maeve Clancy

Laura Youngson Coll

Friday, 4 October 2013

More dyeing efforts

cotton T shirt

dyed with eucalyptus
I am hoping to dye a small amount of recycled clothing to sell at my Christmas studio opening.
I am pleased with the yellow, leaves from the same tree have come out brown on the silk below.

This will be part of my walk in the woods piece.
Oak leaves on wool

Eucalyptus on silk noil

Maple leaves on silk noil
 These three images are the silk I have dyed to make a skirt, very subtle colours but that suits me as long as they don't fade when I wash the fabric.
Eucalyptus and maple

Not sure about this one

Day lilies on silk
Experiments with ice flowers

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Stitching and Dyeing

Dyed with fallen rose petals and black cornflowers
 My latest effort finished, a flower cloth from the garden.
Cotton and silk

I think I am going to name it sunset, it was going to be a lunar cloth, hence the moth but the colours are all wrong.
I have had some success recently dyeing with leaves, will upload some more images soon.