Saturday, 30 April 2016

Samples 2016: Week 15, Gritty/Antique

Sorry to be so obvious again, but "gritty" just has to be another excuse for French knots!

In subtle faded shades of pearl and stranded cottons, on tea-dyed calico. That's the antiquey colour scheme. Plus a few tiny bronze beads.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Inspired by Nature

I'm thrilled to be included in this gorgeous new e-book from!

Textile Art Inspired by Nature

I was happy to contribute because it combines my two passions. It's also nice to have the chance to support Sam and Joe who've created such a wonderful resource for all textile artists - almost all of it available totally free at

But now they tell me I might even earn a few pennies if anyone buys it through this link!

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Samples 2016: Week 14, Angry/Fuchsia

Is it too corny to use cross stitch for "Angry"? How could I not.

So it's big, bold, free cross stitch in thick threads and ribbon yarns. In "Fuchsia" shades of purple, pink and magenta.


Saturday, 2 April 2016

Samples 2016: Week 13, Playful/Autumn

For "playful", I thought fun, simple shapes, childrens' building blocks. Then autumn colours, so that's red/orange/yellow/brown.

I cut shapes from felt odds and ends and embellished them onto a red felt base. Then had great fun hand embroidering randomly all over and around them!