The Fabric of My Life

I have been busy giving my studio the mother of all clear-outs.  This has culminated in one particularly long over-due task. My love of colour and texture in all it’s many forms has resulted in a personal collection of assorted  ‘treasures’ that I have re-discovered in the course of my autumnal ‘spring’ clean.  These items…

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Memories of Mac

Here is the diptych that finally became the ‘Mac Memory Boards’. Memory Board 1, (left) ‘Special Moments with Mac‘, in greens and browns – not to say, liver chestnut colours – and represents his ‘earthly’ existence.  These are the everyday moments in our life with Mac that we recorded with masses of photos. Memory Board…

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Stitching and Book Binding

This year, through unexpected circumstances, I found myself in the fortunate position of being a visitor to Cornwall Open Studios rather than a participant.  I attended 2 workshops, both involving stitching of some sort: Alison Mahoney’s Printmaking and Bookbinding day course and Sandra Hardy’s Machine Embroidery 2 hour session where I learned a lot from…

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Quilt of Many Colours

I’ve done it! The cot quilt is now almost ready for the new arrival.  I have made a border using scraps left over from the hexagon ‘stars’ (see Up-cycled History and Hexagonal Biscuits!).  Surprised at how much material I had left over. Apart from the border pieces which I machined, the quilt has all been…

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Hexagonal Biscuits!

Is it not strange that when you concentrate your attention on something for long enough, suddenly you discover things around you that intimately relate to the very focus of your attention?  Then you begin to wonder if there is anything else going on in these so-called, ‘co-incidences’. Take the quilt I am making for my…

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Up-Cycled History

In these times of deep economic recession, up-cycling old items of clothing into new inventions is all the rage.  Couple this economic gloom with the dark days of winter (for me, a traditional time of hibernation), what better way to while away these long winter evenings than a bit of hand-stitched patchworking?  A recession-busting activity…

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