Principally felt

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

small experiment in alchemy

It is always fun to experiment with new crafts. I treated myself to an experimental pack of art clay silver clay recently. However when I opened the box I found … Continue reading

04/06/2014 · 3 Comments

experiment in green texture

    Whilst working up to a big project I am concentrating on the finishing of a few small pieces I’ve had around for a while. Following my gauzy ribbon … Continue reading

07/02/2014 · 2 Comments

Rosie’s cushion

12/01/2014 · Leave a comment

felted cushions

07/12/2013 · 5 Comments

deep purple November

This beautiful photo of the Thames, taken by my daughter from Waterloo Bridge speaks to me of November. We all have to be a bit heroic in November. Out of … Continue reading

23/11/2013 · Leave a comment

shape mania

I have always loved mosaic effects. The other thing I love is the effect of silk fibre in wool. The colours can be reminiscent of stained glass. Recently I took … Continue reading

03/11/2013 · 6 Comments

via the marshes and the sublime..

Last weekend we spent a lovely weekend in Norfolk. Not only did I have the pleasure (thanks to good friends who actually know their birds) of seeing my first spoonbill, … Continue reading

12/07/2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

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