Monday, 26 May 2014

It's a WRAP!

Today it’s back to the sewing machine after a break for shows, workshops and some much needed gardening! Just finished the stitching on this felt wrap
- a commission for a lovely lady who’s wearing it to
 a wedding in a couple of weeks time…

 This is the second felted wrap I’ve made and you can 
read more about the first one here...
It was part of my display at Quarr Abbey last week
and it was bought by a visitor from Scotland. 

All the surface threads & textures are felted into the fabric base.
I dyed the natural cotton purple but you can see how the different coloured 
wool fibres have felted through the fabric resulting in some 
interesting blends on the reverse. 

The machined zig-zag stitch is purely decorative and makes a
lovely pattern on both sides...

The wraps are light-weight, cosy and easy to wear especially when
 fastened with a matching felt flower! 

Each one is quite unique and can be worn over a plain dress for a
 special occasion or as an extra layer to take on holiday.

They seem to be really popular and versatile…

I shall definitely be making more!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

After the SHOW...

The Crafty Artists week at Quarr passed very quickly! 
There were lots of visitors about enjoying the wonderful warm weather,
the beautiful abbey buildings and gardens... And our show! 

As I was packing up my boxes I took some photos of 
my lavender birds in their new colours... 
and the felt mice all ready to go!

I have fresh supplies of my childrens' craft books 
so I also gave some of the Safari & Jungle models an outing...

Here's part of my display in the gallery.
I'm trying out some new shelving which seemed to work well 
and will give lots of flexibility for future shows...

We shall be returning to Quarr again in July as part of the
Isle of Wight Open Studios. 

I'll be bringing along some of these old favourites
plus lots of new work, so there's a busy time ahead...

And some of the felt designs are always available to buy on-line
 in my Etsy shop 

Saturday, 3 May 2014


Looking forward to the next Spring Show at Quarr Abbey 
in a couple of weeks...

This time with some of my Crafty Artists friends - 
Gill, Penny, Pauline, Lis & Tim.

Quarr is such a wonderful place to visit and I love being there, 
especially this time of year.
We're in the Art Gallery for a week so hopefully 
you'll find time to come along and see some of our new work
and treat yourself to something tasty in the Garden Tea Rooms!

You can also check here for more Crafty Artists' shows 
throughout the summer on the Island
 at Freshwater Bay & Bembridge... 

PS. I have recently signed up to Facebook so you can always
follow me there too... 

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