Monday, 28 September 2015

Memories of Nanny P


Both my grandmothers gave me my first experiences of needlework and taught me to Knit, Crochet and Stitch. Nanny G was a dressmaker who made all her own clothes. She had a new-fangled Singer machine, but she preferred to stitch every seam by hand! She must have had only one dress pattern, a pinafore with patch pockets for hankies. She made this in every fabric available.

By contrast Nanny P was a bit of a rebel and was able to make something from nothing. Today she would have been at the forefront of the upcycling, re purposing community. We spent many days hunting out treasures in junk shops and at jumble sales. With her I cut buttons off shirts and unravelled jumpers. I still love to give something a new lease of life and search for treasures wherever I go.


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Monday, 21 September 2015

Fragile Garden

My Fragile Garden printers tray filled with miniature embroideries  partially hidden behind an embroidered veil.

Friday, 18 September 2015


A subtle card using vintage papers and butterflies.....

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015

Baby Ripple...

Because I just have to share my gorgeous Granddaughter resting on my crochet baby blanket!!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Collage workshop

Some examples of students work at my recent collage workshop ....such lovely pages


more can be seen here

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Paper Anniversary

         A very happy first Anniversary to Emma and Liam

Friday, 4 September 2015

Time for tea...

                 The final piece of work to go in the exhibition, a stitched paper collage...