Monday, 18 May 2015

Jane and Annette at The Caversham Arts Trail

Here are some photos from the weekend of the Caversham Arts Trail 
where I showed some of my work with
 Annette Massey. Here we are pictured outside our venue.

Posing in front of my work
Annette posing in front of her work

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Lilac Blossom

 Our lilac is in full bloom and smells so sweet.
I brought some in to perfume the house and 
to bring cheer.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Caversham Arts Trail Exhibition

I am showing my stitched textiles work at the moment on the
Caversham Arts Trail. I am exhibiting with Annette Massey, who 
is showing her dramatic seascapes based on the West Coast of
Here are some photos of our venue from
the weekend. There was cake too! It was lovely to
meet our visitors and talk about art and textiles. The Arts
Trail will be open again on Friday 15th May, ,Saturday
16th May and Sunday 17th May from 11am to 5pm. Check
the link for details of the venue.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Caversham Arts Trail-Indian Inspiration Stitched Textile Pieces

I will be showing my work at the Caversham Arts Trail for the 
first time this year. The Arts Trail will be on the next
two weekends in May, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th
May and on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May. See
the link here for details.
The pieces I am exhibiting are a series of Stitched Textile pieces,
called Indian Inspiration.

Friday, 1 May 2015

The Beech Wood

Everything is looking so green and fresh in the countryside
at the moment. I went for a walk in the beech wood with 
my camera. I found some early bluebells, only a few of
them, little flecks of blue, not the deep intense blue
of the woods carpeted with bluebells. I found primroses

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Tag Tuesday-Away With the Fairies

On Tag Tuesday this week, the theme is
Away with the Fairies
Here is my Fairy tag.
I used an image from 
The Graphics Fairy of a beautiful
fairy with butterfly wings.
I placed her on a background of flowers,
and also some grass with flowers, and trimmed
the edges with lace.
I photographed the tag outside in the garden.

Pattern and Colour Inspiration from Library Books

Over the past couple of weeks I have enjoyed looking
at these library books. 

Stitch at Home by Mandy Shaw, has some
delightful stitching projects. As the front
cover says " over 20 handmade  fabric and
embroidery projects" I like the heart motif
used to demonstrate different stitched, and the
simple designs such as the houses on the cover.

The Hand Printed Home by Jenny McCabe
promises "35 stylish projects using stencils, 
 lino cuts and more".  There are lots of ideas
for practical projects, which I liked.

Screen Printing at Home by Karen Lewis is
similar in style to The Hand Printed Home, with 
lots of inspiring projects to "Print your own
fabric to make simple sewn projects".
I was the first person to take this book out of
the library, which is always a good feeling!

Colour on Cloth by Ruth Issett, a book to teach
you to "Create Stunning Effects with Dye on Fabric"
is an old favourite of mine, which I borrow
from time to time. What I really like about it 
is the colour combinations, and it is a good
book to browse.