Some new textile collages with a red square at the centre. These bring together some of my most precious scraps.
Thursday, 4 January 2018
Recently my frail mother has moved permanently in to a care home. All of her life she has sewn but has had to give it up recently which has distressed her. She has always done cross stitch kits and I know that I will never never have the patience to follow someone else's design and count stitches but as a sort of homage to her sewing past I have decided that 2018 will be the year that I start mixing some cross stitch pattern making in to my own textile collage style. Here is the start of that process. It's taking me a long time to do the stitching so more to come!
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Saturday, 16 December 2017
I love donkeys and Ned The Lonely Donkey was a favourite Ladybird book as a child. I recently purchased this very worn 1920s Egyptian appliquéd piece and have been using it as inspiration for an appliquéd donkey template. I meant to make several donkey pieces to sell for Christmas but life has just got in the way!
Friday, 15 December 2017
As I say in my book "Textile Collage" it is better to muddle up your fabrics in order to get more exciting colour combinations happening. Today I have been doing just this and I am hoping these little piles will turn in to some new small collages.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
I will not be coming to the States to teach in the near future but my British friend Donya Coward will be. Here is some information about a workshop she will be running in Montana. There are a few places left...
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
This Chridtmas I am going to bring more red in to my home. Turkey red fabric creeps on to my work anyway but this year I am going to decorate my walls with red garments including this little red coat which I have been working on for the last couple of days.