Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Been a While

So it has been a while. I have spent most of the year over here studying for my MA in Book Arts, which is now just about over, the Private View of the show is tomorrow.

Apricot Moon: restarted
Since installing my final work a week and a half ago I have been drawn back to textiles as a calming exercise. It may also have something to do with feeling the need for comfort.

At the same time as stitching, I have been catching up on my favourite stitch and cloth blogs, and finding some new ones, like Kathryn Clark here. Her work is beautiful and interesting, and her website and blog are well worth a good rummage through.

Kathryn Clark: Idiom Series

This is what I'm working on right now, but I'll tell you more about it another day: 

Kevin's Cloth - WIP
Kevin's Cloth - WIP
Kevin's Cloth - WIP

For now, lets just say it is for healing and remembering. Glad to be back here, hope you haven't all forgotten me. 


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Feltmaking Workshop [next weekend]

A reminder about the beginners felting workshop at Fabrications on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Join me and learn about the history of felt and it's wonderful and creative properties. Over the day, we will go through a few felt making techniques:
Wet felt - the process of transforming pure wool fibres through water, soap, rubbing and rolling. I will also show you some decorative techniques.
Felt beads - how to make several types of felt beads.
Needle felting - how to needle felt onto flat fabric for decoration or an alternative to darning and the basics of building up a 3d needle felted form.

Cost: £55/£50 (for concessions)

Includes your own felt making starter pack and refreshments too.
Bring along a packed lunch or alternatively find something delicious on the market outside!

Book your ticket online here: or contact Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney, London : 020 7275 8043

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Another purse & A spring scarf

Another purse in Mustard, still in need of a button being attached...

Here are some images of the spring scarf in progress... 

And this scarf was made during a IFA meeting/workshop with the guidance of felter Sue Johnson...

Using a nuno felt technique with an open weave muslin 
rather than silk

     As you can see, it took some time!

                         My lucky Mum got this as an early Mothers Day gift.

 Now I just need to find time to make myself one!

And everyone else that now seems to want one.....
 Keep your eyes peeled for info on my next workshops; coming up soon. 

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Felted Purse - Workshop

New felted purse; Merino fibres with a splash of Welsh Black for decoration and a nice big wooden button to fasten it. 
 Fancy learning how to make one of these felted purses? Come along this weekend to a workshop @Fabrications on Broadway Market, East London. Saturday afternoon; booking advised! Please contact Fabrications directly. 

Sunday, 15 January 2012

London Felt Workshops for 2012

Welcome in 2012 by learning how to felt? 
My upcoming workshops in Fabrications wonderful new workshop space include: 
Introduction to Feltmaking; 21 January 2012 14:00 to 16:30; Price: £30 / £25 Concessions. All materials provided and refreshments too. 
3D Feltmaking Introduction; 11 February 2012 14:00 to 17:00; PRICE: £35 / £30 Concessions. Includes pure wool fibres to make your 3D object and other materials and refreshments. 
BOOKING REQUIRED for both classes; please send Fabrictions an e-mail:, pop by the shop, or call them on +44 (0) 20 7275 8043