Thursday, March 15, 2012

Latest Silk Works

 This is the bag that I made from a new fabric made from silk rods. During the latest workshop I lead at Silk-n-Threads we used both silk hankies and silk rods to make new fabric surfaces from  which we made purses, needlecases, hearts and backgrounds for embroideries and silk paintings. is the link to the Silk-n-Threads blog where the pictures of the goodies made by members.
The bag has a silk dupion lining  and finished off with a machine wrapped cord and handle.

I will be leading a workshop at The Threshing Barn, Leek, later in the year. Details later.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


These are some of my February 'Close up' sketches for the Sketchbook Challenge' I decided to do February in monotone and as it happens March's title is Flowers so I can go for colour colour colour this month. I have started and will post soon.Leaf Skeleton

Cross Section Dog Rose

 Pea pod
Rhodo Bud Section
click the badge to the right to find out details of the challenge.There is also a flickr page for related uploads.