Make Your Own Fabric Markers

[wpg] I’ve fallen in love with Copic markers recently but after some research, found out they are not very light fast and washable on fabrics so sadly relinquished them as serious fabric colouring contenders. I’ve been trying out Liquitex Acrylic inks as they are washable on fabrics and are superfine so suitable for use in […]

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Bokhara Couching

[wpg] I’ve been having a little go with some hand stitching trying out various stitches. One of my favourites that I haven’t used for a long time is Bokhara couching. I like the solid, but textured effect it produces. I’ve also been trying out some shisha using large sequins and some other cretan stitches. I […]

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Cards and Prints to Buy

Hey there! I’ve just created a new portfolio on Red Bubble to offer cards and prints. For now I’ve uploaded some previous work, but am aiming to add some new stuff there soon. Please let me know what you think!

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Textile Experiments

[wpg] I’ve recently become interested in doing something different with fabric painting – so trying a few textile experiments. I want to get away from the old school style of silk painting – which consists of a gutta resist outline, usually in gold, with the shapes painted in and maybe a bit of salt sprinkled […]

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Brown Grasses

[wpg] My site has been hacked so all the stuff between April 2011 and now has gone. Oh well. Best not to cling to things. So I’m updating with a bit of fairly recent work just to give you some idea candy and get the blog up to date a bit. I’ve had a go […]

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Peacock Goddess

[wpg] I created this silk scarf for a private commission. Interestingly when the person received the scarf she told me she’d had a dream about a Peacock Goddess. Interesting…. I used lots of gold gutta on this one. For peacocks, I think you can never have too much bling! I think I’ll be doing some […]

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Little Cartwheels

[wpg] I added bits of yellow felt and some machine stitching using couched threads to the base fabric first then stitched some little cartwheel stitches in different shades of stranded cottons as well as some fly stitching, and a bit of feather stitch. I like the way they overlap and the colours merge into each […]

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Poppy Love

[wpg] Poppies, I return to them again and again as an art subject because they are so beautiful, dramatic and with such gorgeous colours. On this piece, I’ve appliqued some scraps of japanese printed fabric onto a base of purple tweed, and added a lot of machine stitching and some sequins and bits of gold […]

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Twilight Pond fabric

Patchwork Progress

[wpg] A bit like Pilgrim’s Progress I think; trudging along carrying a bundle! I’ve been doing a bit more to my quilt and then had to stop realising that I wasn’t sure where these colours would fit in. So I laid the whole thing out and worked out where the large strip I’d done would […]

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Messing Around

[wpg] This is just a bit of mucking about with some spattered silk dupion as the background. Then I added a section of sequins already bonded onto net tulle, some previously painted silk cut out and appliquéd on in leaf shapes and circles and some ribbon printed with flowers cut out and sewn down. I […]

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