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Sunday, 28 March 2010

I have been making some sample pages to go into a book, eventually of things I love. The fabrics are mainly silk and space dyed silk velvet.

The first one is inspired by the incredible TV series 'The Wire' and features the words to the theme tune.

The second piece is inspired by my favourite book, Alice Walker's 'The Colour Purple'. It is collage of everything purple I could find in my work room!

The third piece is inspired by shells with soft pink insides

The next two pieces are inspired by another of my favourite textile artists, Beryl Taylor

The next piece with all the different coloured pieces of velvet is very special because it represents my lovely friend, Joanne who is an amazing lady full of love and life. The colours are her! She is very, very special.

The final piece is a fleur-de-lys made of space-dyed velvet and lightly padded. I am a complete fleur-de-lys nut!!

Here's the finished Klimt piece

Saturday, 27 March 2010

This piece was started at Angie's 'Shimmering Landscapes' class, I will stitch it tomorrow.

Work in progress - 'Inspired by Klimt' (Angie Hughes Workshop - told you I was a fan!!)
I am going to cover this with a layer of organza and stitch it tomorrow.

I created this Tag Book at a workshop run by Angie Hughes in Ledbury, check out her website she is fab!

Faerie Shoes inspired by Annette Emms - the font is called Tengwar Annatar!

Silk Painting - the colours look much better IRL

Friday, 26 March 2010

timeless France

home for a few weeks

La Terrasse

One of my favourite places on earth - La Terrasse, France

The girls!! I love you, simple as that! Can't imagine life without you.

Milly and Bronzy

Joe and Elsie (and bunny!) at La Terrasse

My favourite boy! Tompus

My most favourite people in the whole world.

This is complete plagiarism! I adore this picture and just had to do a copy-the name on the original is 'Regentag'. It is a very personal image for me and represents a tough time in my life. I love the colours and the deep sadness it portrays.
It is done with gutta and silk paint. I love that something amazing can come from complete despair.

This little piece was inspired by a textile brooch I bought in Burnham-on-Sea while visiting our gorgeous friends The Ayers's. Burnham has a fab lighthouse and a crooked church - the 'leaning tower' of the west country!

Had a fantastic day at the NEC yesterday with Penny and Carol. Apparently, we have to post a picture of our stash on the blog so here it is! Note Andy's empty wallet strategically placed for comedy effect!!

This is an underwater textile piece inspired by Angie Hughes' 'Shimmering Landscapes' workshop

I love this picture of Milly with Edgar and Winston!
I have just set up a, wow! I also have a mobile phone (although hardly ever use it!) I'm really up here in the 21st century! Visited the Sewing for Pleasure Show at the NEC yesterday and got lots of inspiration for some new projects and to try some new techniques, Isobel Hall was so helpful and brilliant at explaining how she does things.

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I live in a cotswold village with amazing walks and scenery, and work at a rural doctor's surgery. My first love is textiles and I would love to be able to do that full time one day.