Thursday, 23 February 2017

A bit sandy

 The disadvantages of living opposite a beach. Storm Doris is doing its worst, blowing sand and sand whirlwinds have been travelling along the road all day. Still we got off lightly, no fallen trees or bits of buildings, just sand in your hair, in your teeth and through any gap in the doors or windows. I can write my name in the sand on the windowsill.
The patio back of the house

The lawn

Part of the drive

Monday, 6 February 2017

Here's something I made earlier

New version (square)
On the right a piece I made a few years ago from rusted cotton and rusted yarn on bark cloth. Last week I worked up the courage to cut it up into strips and alter it.  I used Jude Hill's method of woven patchwork. This meant I lost some of the stitching but managed to save some odd woven bits to use for cards.
 I have consolidated the piece by adding new stitching. New piece on the left, I will try and get a better photo sometime. this piece will be framed.
Old version (long and thin)

This is from another piece I am cutting up. This is complete as it is and will also be framed,  I will then use the rest of the original for another piece.

Detail of another piece I have just finished which is made up from old denim pieces I have kept over the years. It is a wall piece or throw.

At the moment I am into stitching I am sure I will be weaving again soon so will update on the branch piece soon. Not the best photos but the weather has been very dull.