For some of the fleece I have in the studio.
Firstly a “straight off the Cheviot Hills sheep” from my neighbour.
And the Gotland fluffy curls that came home from Woolfest.
I only managed the Cheviot Hills fleece and a small proportion of the Gotland.
Sheep fluff needs to be washed in small batches.
Not only is it hard work and lots of washing and rinsing but you also need be be sure its going to be a warm sunny day long enough for it to dry.
…. to the Festival of Quilts.
Certainly NOT rolled up.
Pictures of the actual “Quilt” to follow soon.
…. with costumes you’ve sewn, embroidered and put your soul into when they have been used for talks and exhibitions that are now out of date, past, gone, forgotten?
This one has already been taken to pieces to reuse the silks.
Some people are horrified when I tell them.
But REALLY what other options are there?
Totally ethereal colours in the garden….
When mixed paint is left too long….
The lighthouse at Berwick-upon-Tweed
Toes wiggling in the sand.
Stunningly bright rainbows, photographed from the bedroom window.
Mother Nature being exceptionally colourful.
The garden is doing its thing and all the hard work is paying off.
Not sure – came from Mindrum Garden
Foxgloves – always foxgloves in my garden, these are right by the back door, they self seeded in a pot, so were left to do their thing.
When life throws you lemons its not always possible to make lemonade….. but eventually you find some sort of normality.
Back to stitching hares.
Recently gave my talk on “Land of the Far Horizons” at Darlington EG.
Lovely group and a warm welcome.
Thank you x
This is my favourite talk atm with my artwork inspired by archaeology and landscape.
With cup and ring carved rock inspiration, natural and rust dyeing, mixed media and eastern inspirations. I see this as part 1 in a series of talks coming over the next few years.
I’m willing to travel throughout the UK to deliver this, other lectures and workshops.
I also sold tis piece “Imaging Spring in Winter”