Principally felt

experiments in life, decorative felt, nuno, knit felt and mosaic

ribbon and scrim 2

This is my second experiment with gauzy ribbon and scrim. Possibly one that I won’t repeat. Scrim in this context is a very light gauzy material made usually of cotton … Continue reading

05/06/2013 · 2 Comments

Dieppe, duffels and sailor stripes

Well to be honest the two things Dieppe and duffel bags are, as far as I know, not connected at all, except in my recent activities and, perhaps, by sailors. … Continue reading

03/06/2013 · 2 Comments

ribbon and scrim 1

I decided yesterday to experiment with two additions: gauzy ribbon and scrim. Gauzy ribbon, the subject of today’s post, breaks one of the rules of felting. This is that synthetic … Continue reading

22/05/2013 · 10 Comments

leaf piece in purple

I’m in a lull. Perhaps working up to some more significant creative activity. Perhaps because there has been a lot of stress. Thank goodness for my friends. This interim piece … Continue reading

15/05/2013 · 10 Comments

parma violets

This small piece of felt made with snips from a silk hanky reminds me of those crystallised violets used for cake decoration and those soapy tubes of sweets!

08/05/2013 · 3 Comments

small pieces

During a week when Margaret Thatcher dominated the scene, I would like to pay tribute to the writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala who also died recently. I read her novels about … Continue reading

18/04/2013 · 2 Comments

resist and transform

I like to make pretty, characterful personal spaces. Here is my favourite Ikea chest of drawers with a pretty ivy mirror made and decorated by a friend in decoupage and … Continue reading

08/04/2013 · Leave a comment

wrap up winter

Ice structures in Edgbaston In one of the early spells of deep mid winter I started to work on a large piece of chiffon silk. Inspired by ice and snow … Continue reading

19/03/2013 · Leave a comment

for the love of Birmingham and pineapples

Birmingham can be very beautiful. Here are some of the things I love about it. Music Canals The light In the meantime I am a bit frustrated. The weather isn’t … Continue reading

05/03/2013 · Leave a comment

spring flowers and pictorial felt

Inspired by pots of spring flowers I decided to make a small piece of pictorial felt. Sometimes when you have some very special materials it is hard to open the … Continue reading

22/02/2013 · Leave a comment

on the upswing

I think one of the hardest things I am learning about is how to deal with phases of inertia or illness and then to move towards recovery and regain energy. … Continue reading

21/02/2013 · 5 Comments

natural fibre pouch

I have started my exploration of natural fibres by experimenting with the felting properties of Icelandic wool tops. The fibre is courser than merino and the felt produced has a … Continue reading

30/01/2013 · Leave a comment

silk on silk stole

Well yes I am quite pleased with this. It needs a bit more work on the back but this is more like it. a stole made with silk backed with … Continue reading

08/11/2012 · Leave a comment

a morning’s work

A fun morning making felt. For the full instructions, for this project see the Textiles section of this site for the page on decorative felt.

03/10/2012 · 1 Comment