Sorting some bits earlier I came across this An old tin. Battered and bashed, but I knew what it contained. I lifted the lid Sure enough the bits and pieces were neatly stashed inside – and there on top was the last piece of work, incomplete. It was the handy collection that my mother took… Read More Battered and bashed and a lump in the throat.
Just a quick post today to encourage you to read yesterday’s if you haven’t already done so! If you are in London you must make a point of visiting the Mall Galleries. You will see textiles as you have never seen them before! I had a wonderful time today, in spite of the rain. Here… Read More Did you miss it?
Actually, there isn’t any ironing involved for me at this stage, but when it comes to preparation it’s just a question of getting on with it. So, instead of just talking about the new project I’ve actually started it. The first stage is to work on the back. Yes, the BACK! Why? Well that will become… Read More Strike while the iron is hot.
… getting back to work! Just starting some printing experiments – and loving it! More information
Ha! Did that get your attention? Did you think ‘That woman must be crazy!’ Well, let me put you straight – I don’t love ALL ironing! Yesterday I spent my lunchtime doing something that I do love, though. What a mess! However, there is so much pleasure in the conversion! First I ironed a… Read More I love ironing
Did you miss me? Now be honest. You didn’t even know that I was away, did you? Well, for the last few days I have been staying just outside Cambridge while we attended a Textile Show at Cottenham. Now in its twelfth year Textiles in Focus has gone from strength to strength, and it’s lovely… Read More Meanwhile, back at the ranch….
I’ve been thinking a lot about design. I have an exhibition coming up, and, of course, lots of teaching, so I’m always on the look out for ways of showing things. We’ve had a very wet few days, no floods, but there is a fair bit of water around on our local (within walking distance)… Read More Today’s 100
The weekly photo challenge is ‘up’! All the information is here if you would like to join in. The theme is ‘Thankful’. This textile hanging was commissioned for Amnesty International. It depicts a prisoner of conscience.The artist is Jane Lemon. Whether or not I have a conscience is not the subject of this post, but… Read More Weekly Photo Challenge – thankful
Unpredictibly, WordPress threw in an extra photo challenge. What inspires you to blog? Well, if you know my blog you probably know that I have more than one, so this post is really to explain why I have so many, and to hopefully give you just a little insight into what makes me ‘tick’. I… Read More Special Photo Challenge – Inspiration
You remember that it was in the post? It was a food package to a(n almost) starving student! Arrival was a little delayed due to the Royal Mail, but all was delivered safely today. And…. Just for fun I sent this too Mounted and ready for hanging on a student wall! Bright, cheerful, and a… Read More Revealed!