As 2018 draws to a close

A six month round up of the latter half of the year. There’s a reason I’ve been quiet – I’ve been getting on with stuff!

Nuno felted mandala scarf

This week I cashed in one of my birthday presents – a thoroughly enjoyable felting afternoon with Linda Irving. I took along this silk chiffon scarf that I had dyed and she took me through the process of nuno felting it.

Scottish Mustard

A colourful and complex crochet shawl made in the depths of winter, but with sunshine in mind.

Once upon a time …

It’s not the most exciting of tales, but here’s the (very long) story of our house move from Portpatrick to Drummore.

Coming Soon …

If you’ve read any other posts here, I’m sure you are aware that I seem to be metamorphosing into a textile artist. I am drawn to fibre, yarn and dyes more than anything at the moment.

Makes me look like a Snowman

Take one beautiful white linen top and spend the weekend splashing it around in buckets of dye.

Bookbinding in pictures

A gallery of images showing how a traditional hard case book is sewn together. I also share some examples of simple, non stitched bookbinding that I teach on my workshops.

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The magic of mandalas

I have always loved mandala designs, I find something incredibly satisfying about looking at them and creating them.

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A happy hooker – my crochet obsession

There will definitely be crochet showing up on this blog as I’ve become just a little obsessed by it. From cat baskets to complex mandala blankets, it’s my favourite way to relax.

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