Monday, 30 November 2015


I have just potted up my mincemeat for this year's mince pies, a little late but hey I've been busy.

I am not visiting my studio today even if it is just down the hall, I have been sitting down there for the past three days hoping against hope that somebody might be brave enough to come and visit despite tipping down rain and storm force winds. I wouldn't visit me either. Better luck next weekend I hope, it is all looking so good and I have some wonderful work from other artists as well.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

New work and some cards

I have enjoyed sitting and stitching in the evenings, this piece is going in my Christmas fair which opens tomorrow, I have some great artists taking part and the studio is looking very good, just praying for visitors now and for the weather forecast to be wrong.
The cards are also for the studio openings, I meant to take photos before I put them in their cellophane wrappers but forgot so they are a bit difficult to see.
Eco dyed and stitched

Robin card

Eco dyed and stitched fabric on card
I have also been experimenting with use iron water on previously leaf printed fabric, will post the results when I get time.

Monday, 9 November 2015

And the winner is

I left doing the draw until Monday to make sure everybody had finished Sunday in various parts of the world.
The winner is Eyreka, please send your details via and I will have your gift in the post by the end of the week.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A giveaway

its really green
I have just noticed after months of having 29 followers I now have 31. I think this calls for a celebration so I am giving away this small woven silk purse with recycled glass bead closure. More decorative than practical.
I always think it is a bit strange having followers it sounds like a cult.
Anyway leave a comment and I will pull a name out of the hat on Sunday 8th November.

Studio openings

Once a month in summer and near Christmas I have open days at my studio, I like to support and try and sell work of other local craft makers as well as myself. These are not that successful but I persevere. I live a bit out the way but on a beach so we get many visitors in the summer. They prefer the beach to visiting me, why they can't do both I don't know, I would, anyway I digress.

Small bag
I may not be weaving, apart from a few cards, but I am still making christmas gifts for sale. These are made from the off cuts of my dyed fabric that I have made into clothes. Silk noil which I love and which takes natural dyes very well. The strap on the bag is made from a blouse placket so ready made buttons and buttonholes for adjusting the length.
I am hoping to make some shopping bags out of remnants of bought cloth now that at last we have to pay for plastic carrier bags. Again the government has made this very complicated, instead of just charging for every bag you use, it depends on what you are buying and how many staff the shop employs, ridiculous.
Save keeper bags

Reverse side love this print