Sunday, 7 October 2012

New work

Barn Owl 9" x 9"

Lapwing 9" x 9"

snipe 9" x 9"

Woodcock 9" x 9"

Oystercatcher 9" x 9"


Guess it's a compliment when someone copies your work but it doesn't feel like it when someone does a workshop then starts selling poor copies of your work at vintage and craft fairs. If they don't have JH on them they are not mine unless she is forging my initials as well.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

New patchwork cushions

Hi been busy making some new cushions, made 6 and they are in 'Gallery at 12' Eccleshall, here are my favourite two. They are 18" x 9" and cost £40.00.
Also made some new cards, using some fabrics I screen printed on an embroideres guild workshop a few months ago. They are A5 size so quite large and would be ideal for putting in a frame.

Monday, 14 May 2012

5Th may workshop

Another free style machine embroidery bird workshop on 5th May, went very well, a very high standard as only one lady had ever done any free style embroidery before.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Just come back form Harrogate Craft Trade fair, had an amazing time, got lots of orders, my work will soon be in 7 new galleries throughout Great Britain, I will add them to my stockist list soon.Thought I had better take a photo of my stand.
complete view of my stand

detail of my embroideries

The most popular was the curlew, middle left of the set of 6.
I was asked if I would like to join Desgin Gap, think I will.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

getting ready for Harrogate

foot stool and chair

Detail of the foot stool. Dyed william morris fabric, appliqued and free style machine embroidered.
I have been enjoying myself and getting creative on a foot stool and chair that will adorn my stand no. 311a at harrogate craft Trade fair in two weeks help not ready yet.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Free style machine embroidery workshop 25th march

We had a fantastic day last Sunday 8 lovely ladies busy embroidering quirky birds. Photos to prove it, didn't they do well.

I hate technology why when I saved them in photoshop the right way up have they all come out sideways and upside down? help anybody know why? can't change them on the blog either. You will have to turn your heads, sorry.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Big Ben Roman blind

Roman blind of Big ben using appliqued techniques and free style machine embroidery.

The duvet it was designed to go with

A detail of the clock tower

Detail of the clock face.

The blind in its up position
My latest one off designer art blind depicts Big Ben, it was commissioned to go with a duvet cover showing famous london landmarks.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Felt Nuno workshop 19th Feb

Hi, I ran another felt nuno scarf workshop last sunday @unittwelve Tixall, went very well nearly a full house, 7 lovely ladies attended and made 7 lovely scarves unfortunately I only took a few photos before my camera memory was full. Here they are anyway.
Carolyns scarf still wet but the silk will be all floaty when dry.

This is a new design of mine, shown as an example, the circle of wool fibres will shrink and pull the silk rectangles into yummy crinkly shapes, I put wool circles on every rectangle, making a long skinny scarf.

Robbies scarf and rose brooch again wet but will look lovely and floaty when dry.

Susans double sided scarf made using viscouse fabric worked very well and gave a more substancial feel.
I am working on some samples of vessels to do another workshop in the spring.