Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Doll

Can't wait to have a go at making some dolls like this. These were in the American Museum in Bath.




Monday, 7 July 2014

Turkey Red

I recently visited the wonderful American Museum in Bath I was much taken with the quilt room and particularly the red embroidered quilt in their collection. I came back and drew this fox in red stitching relating it to my local quilt tradition by using a piece of north country turkey red strippy and the flowers were unpicked from a north country eiderdown. The horse is a detail from the quilt in the American Museum www.http://americanmuseum.org/


Friday, 4 July 2014

Ballet Button

I have thousands of buttons but only one like this featuring a ballerina. I have reluctantly used it in a new little heart shaped collage for ETSY. Quite tempting to cut it off and replace with a less special one!


Friday, 27 June 2014

Cornish Collage

Here are some unfinished collages from the group I worked with yesterday in Truro.Didn't they do well! I had a big group and couldn't include everything  because the quality of some of the photographs I took weren't too good so apologies Cornish ladies if I have omitted your work.









Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Trevoole

I am delivering three workshops in Cornwall this week and am privileged to be staying in the most magical place called Trevoole Farm. These photographs give you a taste of what it is like. The gardens and cafe are open during the summer on Thursdays and Fridays so if you are around Cornwall this summer you can go and have a look at this little bit of paradise. There is also a perfectly formed reading room/ persephone bookshop and a vintage shop and gardening/ plant shop too. You won't be able to look in the farmhouse itself but these photographs I hope give you some idea of how special it all is.








Tuesday, 17 June 2014

How the light gets in

I always say to students that imperfections in our textile work make it more quirky and interesting. I am not interested in the perfect. Leonard Cohen puts it beautifully in the lyrics for his Anthem

 Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in


Enjoy the video!