Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Good things come in two's

 Two posts in one day.
 Life seems to have been a bit crazy recently but I have found time to have a bit of fun. I have been doing an online course with Roxanne Evans Stout called "A Book of Trees" which is slowly coming together. Have been having fun, getting very sticky and learning new techniques.                                             
I don't think I will get much more done before Christmas but have now done the front cover, not shown here.
Finished pages

Carrot tops

A bit of dyeing, left to right, carrot tops with copper, as they come and with washing soda. Woollen yarn pre washed, no other treatment. The carrots are from the garden and very carroty tasting.
I have also dyed with avocado stones, still more brown than pink, waiting to be washed.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Transformation: Earth Matters


A detail from my nearly finished weaving for an exhibition next year with the above title. The weft is woven with plastic from the beach and plastic from the home, title 'Plastic Sea'.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

My favourite Season

Autumn colour

Harvest

Rose hips

Squash in the hedge

Marigolds

Autumn is my favourite season, mellow and bright. Still warm at the moment, still a lot of colour in the garden. We have began harvesting squash, a good year for all our vegetables, I have frozen pounds of beans, and during the year have also harvested potatoes, onions, garlic and salad crops. We are still harvesting carrots, beetroots. winter salad leaves mooli and have just began to dig the parsnips.
Rowan berries
Cosmos

Late ripening
Still having trouble with my wrist so sadly no hand sewing and slow weaving happening. I am having an injection on Tuesday which will hopefully keep me going until I can have an operation. At the moment I am still waiting to go on a waiting list despite having been diagnosed with carpel tunnel syndrome six months ago. Unfortunately that is our modern NHS or at least in this area.

Sunset


 A recent sunset, just caught the moment, gone a few minutes later.


Monday, 4 September 2017

Quilt and Textile show

We would like to thank everybody who visited our stand. We had a fantastic time talking to such interested and interesting people,  so many lovely compliments about our space. Hope to see you all again next year.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Our stand

 Some photos of our stand at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show mostly my work, the two indigo and rust pieces are by Liz Hewitt. For some reason a lot of the photos I took didn't work. The show is open until Sunday at 4.30pm. For details check the website http://westcountryquiltshow.co.uk
We have had loads of positive comments and its been tiring but fun.Will try and post more pictures tomorrow.