Saturday, 31 May 2008

Arch for Pam

Arch next to original picture

This is the arch I have just finished for Pam. She is interested in architecture and ancient relics. I chose the work of Antoni Gaudi as my inspiration. ( Although not strictly ancient) The Cathedral in Barcelona (The Segrada Familia) was started over 100 years ago and is still being built.
I started with a photo bonded to fabric and covered with sheer fabric. I then free machined it to felt and finished by highlighting with gold paint.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

April arch for Mags

This is the arch I made for Mags. Her chosen theme is Egyptian. I used sheer fabrics on felt which has paper and paint added. The picture is a limestone relief of King Amenophis IV carved about 1370 BC It is now housed in the Berlin museum. King Amenophis was a heretic. For him only one God was supreme, Aton,whom he worshipped and whom he had represented in the shape of the sun. He called himself Akhnaton, after his god, and moved his court out of reach of the priests of the other gods, to a place now called El-Amarna. (Extracted from the Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich)

Monday, 26 May 2008

Kindred Spirits of the Textile World

This was a recent write up in the North Devon Journal, about me and the Kindred Spirit Exhibition. Written by Anne Tattersall.

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Arch for Patsy

This is the Arch I made for Patsy.
The picture is my grandmother Amy.
Patsy is also interested in family
The picture is paper and the fabrics
are tea dyed.

Saturday, 3 May 2008


I have been stewarding all day so thought I would have a go at making a video which I will try to upload. Its a bit short! This is the sales table showing postcards and Val's dolls (except the green one on her own, she is mine). also the calendar which features our work. Well I think I need more practice.

Thursday, 1 May 2008


Archangel Gabriel

Well -today was the the day we set up the exhibition! All went to plan (more or less) and its looking good. We just have some final touches to add tomorrow ready for the opening. I only took one picture today which is of the A5 sample wall. I will post some more pictures as I take them for those of you who can't visit personally. My theme is The Four Elements all of which have a gaurdian angel. Here is a picture of Gabriel and the head of Archangel Michael.