Sunday 24 August 2014


Wouldn't you think that constantly making brooches would make me a bit more careful of time saving?

I do the stitching and then roughly cut them off the main piece of felt.

It would make a lot of sense to iron the backing on at this stage wouldn't it? Then I would only have to cut the complicated bits out once through both layers.

But I can't wait! Can't wait to see how its turned out. Does it work, do I like these points or curves or bends?
So I just have to trim away...
Iron it onto the backing fabric and then repeat the process to get rid of the excess.

Silly really but I do get too excited and can't wait to get to this stage.
Time and motion studies would be failed.
But who wouldn't get excited in the presence of all this pink?

And if you don't like pink..then how about a bit of red?

..with green.

Monday 11 August 2014


 I'll be honest..all those non-textile activities have been a kind of therapy for me, since I wasn't accepted to two events I really wanted to do.
 It made me question my 'status' am I a dabbler, and artist, a maker?

Please don't answer that , I just need to get it off my chest.

The weirdest thing happened last week over on Facebook. I posted a picture of a piece I made in 2007 to show an example of what can be done with teabag paper which I'm selling in my etsy shop. It went berserk. I got loads of new likers, 34 shares and lots of comments. Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree and should go back to that!

Anyway I have things to do and I just sat down and 'did it' yesterday (after a break when I made curtains and cushion covers) and I was quite delighted with the pieces I did. They are a bit different to my usual.
Whether they will be brooches or what I don't know.

I'm just exploring the technique at the moment.

So there we are.

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