Monday, 1 April 2013

Easter Sunday

Well didn't spend Easter Sunday filling up on chocolate but had a very creative afternoon dyeing silk scarves and testing whether wool felt would dye with the same dye and discovered it would so there will be hand-dyed wool felt in soon.

Also had a good time with paper-mache and when the pieces are a little more interesting will post some photos, in the meantime here are the scarves and wool felt I dyed earlier!

Sunday, 17 March 2013


Well having had my gall bladder removed last Wednesday via keyhole surgery I am now taking some time for continuing professional development (also known as playing!).  Here are a couple of pieces I have started using Markal Sticks, nappy liners, painted Bondaweb and cigar fibre paper.  I have no idea if they will turn into pieces of work but am just enjoying having the time to experiment.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Travelling Textile Treasures

Goodness was November really the last time I posted on my blog!  Well belated Happy New Year to you all.
Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday I was at the Crafts4Crafters Show at Westpoint, Exeter  where I ran short silk papermaking workshops for some of the lovely people I met.  I also gave my Travelling Textile Treasures mobile supply shop its first big outing and I was very pleased that people seemed to like what I was selling.  I am concentrating on supplying small amounts of materials such as silk fibres, fleece, buttons, sequins as well some of the more unusual things like Mistyfuse, water soluble fabric, Tyvek etc.

I can certainly recommend the beds in the Premier Inn - you could have fitted an entire family into mine and yes it was very comfortable and no I didn't have to share it with Lenny Henry!

Here are some photos of the silk papermaking workshops where you can see some of the people I met.