It’s my birthday at the weekend and i’ll be 59. I don’t feel old but I am having a crisis. I’ve been saying i’m going to retire for a few years now but kept saying yes to jobs and seemed to limp along. A bout of illness at the end of last year made the decision for me and I had to cancel work bookings. … Continue reading How old can you be and still have a mid life crisis?
I’m reasonably new to sewing but health issues have forced me to slow down for a while. I need to have projects on the go, I need to create, I need to experiment. I attended a free motion embroidery class which led to the creation of ‘not the norm textiles ‘ with a friend and a series of portraits. I then decided I needed to be … Continue reading Sewing outside the lines
I had a real eureka moment today when I realised how easy it is to print onto fabric! I’ve used transfer paper but never been happy with the results. Today I used inkjet fabric sheets – £8.95 for 10 A4 sheets and the result is amazing! (The only downside is that they did take quite a while to be delivered) You can type quotes basically … Continue reading Printing photographs onto fabric
I’m currently working on photographs for a new book for Juliet Robertson @Creativestar (Juliet’s blog is here.) She introduced me to the idea of Hapa Zome and I have written about this in an earlier blog post here. However, having spent weeks working on different materials, different plants and leaves – even different hammers! I found myself with a pile of dyed fabric and not a lot of … Continue reading Teach yourself a new skill – the next steps