Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Islands of the South Atlantic Ocean

 I am working on a Challenge that involves producing 1 textile piece per month.  The only criteria is that it must be at least 2 layers and there is no set size but each textile must not be less than 6" and not more than 12" in any dimension.   At the end of the year they will be joined together so that they form a single unit.

I have chosen this theme as I have lived on the islands studied in my textiles and am using my own photographs as a reference.

Ascension Island

    Pan Am Beach

Blowhole at Hannays Beach                               


    Green Turtle Georgetown Beach


View from Green Mountain                                 



Thursday, 21 January 2021

Star Blocks

 The following two blocks were created for a challenge set for QGYQs volunteers.  

They are both 12.5" square and had to contain 3 layers and be quilted.





Star Block


Double Star Block



Saturday, 21 November 2020

Waterscapes - River Bure at Coltishall

 I decided at the beginning of the first lockdown to make a booklet on 'Waterscapes'.   Here are more samples that I have created using items from my stash. They will all be 6" squares. These are images of the River Bure at Coltishall


Used Vilene Spunbond, Lutrador, Mixed Fibres, Acrylic Paint and Mediums, Xpandaprint, Embossing Powders, Embroidery Threads, Heat Gun, Soldering Iron

River Bure at Coltishall

Tree near River Bure, Coltishall









Thursday, 19 November 2020

Waterscapes

 I decided at the beginning of the first lockdown to make a booklet on 'Waterscapes'.   Here are the first few samples that I have created using items from my stash. They will all be 6" squares. These are based on Paternoster Beach in South Africa.


Used Vilene Spunbond, Lutrador, Tyvek, Acrylic Paint and Mediums, Xpandaprint, Embossing Powders, Embroidery Threads, Beads, Heat & Hot Fix Gun, Soldering Iron


Paternoster Beach Blue Rock Pools





Paternoster Beach Rock Pools
 




Paternoster Beach Sea Anemones



Paternoster Beach Rock Pools




















Saturday, 16 May 2020

Piano Black




 
I recently came across a folder containing old music of mine that I used to play on the clarinet and piano.  I started to think about picking up the threads of starting an activity again that I had not pursued for many years.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Madder Moments

Madder Moments

(Madder & Procion Dyed material, Commercial fabric)
a small sample of the top waiting to be quilted

Sample Block 1

(sorry about the poor photo - it does really have straight sides)
showing possible quilting for a block

Sample Block2:

WIP of possible quilting

Thursday, 6 June 2019

London Quilters Exhibition 2019

The exhibition is located in
Swiss Cottage Library,
88 Avenue Road,
London NW3 3HA
(5 minutes walk from Swiss Cottage Tube Station)

Opening Times
Monday to Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday closed