Tuesday, 19 December 2017

More pages

More pages from the Book of Trees, the top one will be the cover. These were done a couple of weeks ago only just got round to posting them.
I am hoping to make some more books but maybe on Khadi paper which I really like. Have had lots of fun doing these, especially making the stamps. Maybe I will have a finished version some time next year to share.

Friday, 15 December 2017


I was so pleased to capture these images of long tailed tits, they very rarely come this near the house or stay still. A bit hazy as the photos were taken through glass. Such pretty little birds. Took loads of photos but only managed to get three in focus, or even in the picture.

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.