Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Poodle

I realise I am duplicating s bit with using the same photographs on both my Facebook page ( MandyPattulloTextileArtist) and my blog but for those who only read the blog I don't want you to be left out!
Here is a little jacket that I have revitalised this week with a bit of appliqué, stitching and a piece of needlepoint that I made as a child. I love January as I just do what I like. This will hang in my studio. It is not for sale but you are very welcome to come and see it if you are passing The Hearth in Northumberland.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Home Sweet Home

You are going to see a lot of little prairie houses appearing in my work this year. A new obsession based on  getting this book at Christmas. I am working on a series of fairly traditional appliqués based on research into folk art and doing them on to old log cabin blocks.  My daughter has done some of the initial drawings for me and we are working on an idea of a joint show one day. I am not sure about all the colours within the blocks but am trying to work with them. It was some woman's choice once....




Sunday, 18 January 2015

Tidying out the cupboard in my studio ( A true January sort of thing to do) I came across this unfinished quilt/wall hanging thing. I never quite felt satisfied with it but now I see it photographed I am beginning to think I might revisit it. It has a section of an old tweed stable boy quilt within it. These are very hard to get hold of and I have left the original red tufting in place here and there.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Pages

A new book form for 2015.
I am running a course on how to make these on Saturday 21st March. See my website for the workshop information HERE






Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Unpicking/Remaking

Nothing delights me more than unpicking an old quilt, even a machine stitched one like this. Just love those puncture holes in the blanket in the top image. The navy blue fabrics have been used for the little pony in the previous post. 








Sunday, 28 December 2014

My Little Pony

You are going to see lots of swedish style horses in my work in 2015. Not sure whether this is finished or not. I quite like the all the space around it.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

A Swedish Christmas


I bought a wonderful book second hand last week. Swedish Christmas was published in 1955 and has illustrations by Ake Gustavsson.