If you climb a mountain, what do you expect to see? Vast Vistas? More mountains? How about this Very unexpected, and so too was this roof It reached right down to the ground, and I think there is quite a lot of inspiration in it. The weathered markings are as interesting as the rustic lapped… Read More Solitude
Now, don’t get the wrong idea. If you have – you might as well finish reading now because this post won’t go the way you expect! I’m currently teaching a series of online dyeing workshops, with another round just about to start. The one thing that I emphasise to my students is that making mistakes… Read More Wanted – Toy Boy
Just because I love colour! New online dyeing courses. Find out more here.
From time to time I add a new tutorial to this site. I did so again on Sunday. It relates to a little ‘workshop’ featured here. It isn’t a technical workshop – well, neither is the tutorial, but both are intended to get you using bits and pieces that you have around the place, and… Read More New Tutorial
It’s surprising what a couple of squirts will do! I’ve been playing around in readyness for the rest of this tutorial. Thought you might like to have a go too, it does help to focus the mind, even if it seems as though it’s a ‘bad’ week.
Just a quick post today, and a shot of the stand at the end of the first day at the Needlework Fiesta. Lots to top up and replenish, that was done yesterday morning before we re-opened. If you look carefully, you will see DH just disappearing out of the door. He was anxious to see… Read More The end of a perfect day!
The New Forest is a lovely part of Hampshire. Horses, ponies, cattle, sheep and pigs roam freely and there is a lot to see. Each April there is a Fiesta par excellence, devoted to all things stitchy! It’s normally at the end of April, but due to Easter it’s been moved forward and is happening… Read More Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta
It’s almost time for the next online dyeing course. Here’s another taster. You probably gathered that this was one too. Little Bookies starts too, and that really is fun. It’s a chance to enjoy ‘playschool’ again.
And it would be even softer if it was made into a quilt. I won’t be doing that, though! These are more colours from the online course.
I love teaching! One of the most surprising workshops I teach on the Embellisher machine produces a tiny pair of boots. The technique opens up a number of other ideas too, making it a useful way of adding to Embellisher skills. The next of these will be on 14th May at Busy Bees in Newport,… Read More Shoes anyone?